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Olympic results
« on: August 30, 2008, 09:39:52 am »
This is really pathetic, but I missed most of the cycling.

Here in OZ, it is really difficult to get the results of anything that Australia didn't win.
I'm only on dial-up, so can't search for the results easily.

Can someone put me out of my misery and put a summary of how the uk cyclists did? I know Shanaze crashed, but nothing else.
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Re: Olympic results
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 09:42:18 am »
Oh you make I larf.  Mrs G and I both suffered 8 yrs of Australia only information to do with anything !!  I'm sure some one will be along soon with the information you require.  I am too busy crying with laughter at your comment at present.

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Re: Olympic results
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 09:43:55 am »
I didn't know Australia took part in the olympics this year. ???
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Re: Olympic results
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 09:47:19 am »
Event Reports

Men's Team Sprint: The Great Britain Cycling Team sprint trio of Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff handed out a half-second defeat to World Champions France to strike Olympic gold at the Laoshan Velodrome.
 
Men's Individual Pursuit: Gold and Bronze! The Gold going to Wiggins was expected after the challenge from those who showed there hand at the Track Worlds failed to deliver but a bronze from Steven Burke was a surprise. He didn't after all have any time to prepare and maybe that worked for him as he went out and went faster with every round. Well done Brad and Steven!  Report and images now available

Men's Keirin: Gold and Silver! What ever the endurance boys can do, the sprinters have to go one up! Chris Hoy (Gold) was simply a legend in the race as he went on to win his second Gold medal. He was unbeatable and has become the most fantastic sprinter, one of the all time greats for sure. Ross Edgar meanwhile was his crafty self as he took his chances when they came and unleashed that great sprint of his to win Silver.

Men's Points Race: Bronze. Chris Newton underlined just what a great Points race rider he is. Winner of the UCI World Track Cup for this event, Newton knows this event like the back of his hand and when he had to, he showed he has the speed and endurance to race with the very best.  Report and photos

Women's Individual Pursuit: This was the big one for Great Britain. It has been eight years since Yvonne McGregor won a bronze in Sydney for this event and here we had two British riders in the final for Gold -- it doesn’t get any better than this. In the early rounds, there was little between the two Brits so who would win the Gold!  

Women's Points Race: This is a race where Rebecca Romero, Gold medallist in the Women’s Pursuit, will try and win a bunch race medal. She has very little experience in bunch race riding but has ridden World Cup events before, one, and also bunch races on the road such as circuit races. She certainly gave it a good shake and we have a full report and photos.  Report and Pictures

Men's Team Pursuit: The big day for Team GB! They went in as World Record Holders and World Champions, they came out as Olympic Champions who had bettered the World and Olympic Record with a stunning time of 3.53. It was a masterful performance from a team who have been aiming at winning Gold since Sydney 2000 when they won bronze and then Silver in AThens 2004. Well done all of you -- it was a beautiful moment!  

Gold!Women's Sprint: Gold! In the first two days, the World Champion Victoria Pendleton broke the Olympic record, gone fastest in qualifying and went through the whole competition unbeaten. Quite simply, no-one had the speed to match her  

Men's Sprint: Gold & Silver! GB have two wonder athletes in this event, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny. In the end, they beat everyone and faced each other in the final for Gold. One who has been around for a decade and is showing the world what the meaning of being superman is and the other is a young champion who is surprising many with his great talent in the world of sprinting. Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny and it was Hoy who won his third Gold medal.

MadisonMen's Madison: Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins went in this event and although there were flurrishes of brilliance from them, they were marked out of the race and were unable to repeat the success for Manchester 2008. Report and photos now available

Men's Road Race - An utterly thrilling and intriguing Olympic Road Race was won by Samuel Sanchez of Spain, with veteran David Rebellin taking Silver ahead of Swiss time trial specialist Fabien Cancellara  

Women's Road Race - Nicole Cooke, Olympic Champion! She stayed out of trouble for the first part of the race, she read every move intelligently, she got into the decisive final break and clinched gold in a thrilling sprint at Badaling  

Women's Time Trial - There was a silver medal for GB's Emma Pooley in the Olympic Women's Time Trial, behind Kristin Armstrong of the USA. Riding with real purpose over the hilly 23.5km course, Pooley used her climbing talents to the maximum

Men's Time Trial - An intriguing Time Trial saw the Grand Tour specialists go head-to-head with the Time Trial gods in a epic battle. In the end Fabien Cancellara underlined his status as the world's best time trial rider with a great win

 

Re: Olympic results
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 09:47:49 am »
I didn't know Australia took part in the olympics this year. ???

I didn't see any either.  I was too busy supporting the GB team !!  ;D

Re: Olympic results
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2008, 09:49:01 am »
That post came from the GB Team site.  It originally had small pics of beaming cyclists holding mainly gold medals alongside their respective reports, but they didn't cut and paste very well.

GB TEAM SITE HERE

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Re: Olympic results
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 09:51:30 am »
I didn't know Australia took part in the olympics this year. ???

I didn't see any either.  I was too busy supporting the GB team !!  ;D

Actually, the only one which springs immediately to mind was the cyclist who lost to Vickie Pendleton in the final.

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