That bmx course looked brutal! Felt sorry for the NZ guy in BMX as a real chance for a medal this time round. Was really quite dominant in all the qualifying rounds( 1st or 2nd) as always at the front to the 1st corner so missed all the crashes, although got pipped a few times by a few guys a little better on the humps. Then in the semi's was in 3rd and just fell off for no reason, as just lost concentration and got his weight slightly wrong over a hump, got injured and that was his Olympics over. 4yrs down the drain
Great to see the NZ woman get Silver after 4th in Beijing. She realised its such a mental game, and getting her psychology right was the difference between a Silver medal, and the wooden spoon last time around
That mtb course looks like great fun! Would love to give it a go. Just the right balance of technical sections and hills for an Olympic course I reckon. Those hills would be a lot tougher than they look on TV too! Good to see a 40yr old get the Silver though.