Author Topic: Manchester track champs  (Read 4242 times)

andygates

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Manchester track champs
« on: March 28, 2008, 08:19:57 pm »
The lads and lasses are covering themselves in sudocreme glory aren't they?  If you're not watching, BBC2 red-button live points race right this minute and highlights at the weekend and on iplayer. 

Now: If you were at the ACF track day down at Calshott, look at that busy, busy velodrome and tell me that you don't clench with dread at how many bodies there are on that track!   :o
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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 09:56:32 pm »
Missed it tonight but was watching with a BIG grin last night.
World records an all that stuff! Excellent.

Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 10:39:59 pm »
enjoyed every minute of it. the tv does not do justice to how steep that 42° banking is.

team gb has done us proud, and they're not done yet.
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andygates

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 02:58:13 pm »
They certainly are not!

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 04:19:27 pm »
I take it the USA only sent that Read bird ? The Australians might as well have stayed at home too.

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 05:10:10 pm »
I have just posted in racing as I hadn't seen this thread. Just to say congrats to the GB team. This afternoon was fantastic, with great wins for Pendleton, Hoy, Wiggins and Cavendish. Well done all. GB with nine gold medals, it's a while since you could say anything like that.

Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 05:33:50 pm »
I'm following it on uci.tv. Problem is that too many people discovered this site, it's having a few hick-ups.

andygates

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 06:51:13 pm »


Gotta love what Hoy said in the interview when asked if the team has peaked to early in the build to the Olympics, he said "We haven't peaked yet". :)



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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 07:17:21 pm »
i hope vicki makes it 10 in the women's keirin. is hoy doing the 1km tt? that could make it 11. roll on beijing.
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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008, 09:02:29 pm »
i hope vicki makes it 10 in the women's keirin. is hoy doing the 1km tt? that could make it 11. roll on beijing.

Chris isn't doing the 1k AFAIK. I think Matt Crampton is.

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 09:26:10 pm »
Shame that Vicki didn't get another gold but didn't they do well? Chapeau all round. Even the new kids did well. It all bodes well for thr future.

Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 09:30:05 pm »
They certainly are not!

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Why, thank you.

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 12:27:55 pm »
A girl I work with occasionaly is an ex GB rower and a friend of Rebeca Romero. She had tickets and a banner made up for encouragement. She then got a change of duty and couldn't go!

Anyhoo- Romero done good too :thumbsup:
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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 01:09:50 pm »
They certainly are not!

Vicky for Queen! 
Why, thank you.

Just call me a neo-victorian :D
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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2008, 01:21:04 pm »
A girl I work with occasionaly is an ex GB rower and a friend of Rebeca Romero. She had tickets and a banner made up for encouragement. She then got a change of duty and couldn't go!

Anyhoo- Romero done good too :thumbsup:

Just wondering how many other female (ex)rowers are thinking of jumping ship...

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 02:55:14 pm »
A girl I work with occasionaly is an ex GB rower and a friend of Rebeca Romero. She had tickets and a banner made up for encouragement. She then got a change of duty and couldn't go!

Anyhoo- Romero done good too :thumbsup:

Just wondering how many other female (ex)rowers are thinking of jumping ship...

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2008, 03:10:47 pm »
Has there been any news allready about Tsilinskaya who crashed heavily in the match sprint?

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 03:27:02 pm »
Has there been any news allready about Tsilinskaya who crashed heavily in the match sprint?

Broken collar bone, otherwise OK IIRC from another place (no, not that other place).

Any news on the spaniard who was taken out by the Kiwi during the women's scratch race?
Looked loke a heavy fall there as well (and another broken collar bone).
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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 03:28:37 pm »
Just looked over at Velonews (wanted to read Leonard Zinn's column) and notice that the only news on there is about the USA Woman's winner of the keirin, SFA about the UKs medal haul.

Ingratious bas****s
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andygates

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2008, 03:33:56 pm »
A silence that betrays wounded pride perhaps?
[/gloat]  ;D

Is that the last big meet before Beijing?
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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2008, 03:36:05 pm »
A silence that betrays wounded pride perhaps?
[/gloat]  ;D

Is that the last big meet before Beijing?

I think so. I really enjoyed the GB teams tough talking too, "we haven't peaked yet" "we have some tricks up our sleeve".It's about time GB sports people used every trick they can to psyche out the opposition

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Re: Manchester track champs
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008, 03:50:15 pm »
I loved the quote from Vicky P this morning on the radio...

"I was very disappointed that I only got Silver"

Pure class....
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