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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by iamarover » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:15 pm

That bint being the dressage team?

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Post by Savory » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:35 pm

that was a man? :o

i was just flicking through far too fast :footinmouth:

do any other countries take part in that, its always great britain doing it whenever ive come across it :lol:

gymnastics time now anyway, few fitties 8-)

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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by iamarover » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:44 pm

there's men and women. I gather a woman went last though.

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Post by Rover the Top » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:51 pm

Savory wrote: do any other countries take part in that, its always great britain doing it whenever ive come across it :lol:
Well it's our first ever gold in that particular event, which would be rather bizarre if we were the only team that takes part... :?

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Post by Savory » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:54 pm

well its a good job the Keirin is actually interesting to watch :P

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Post by Rover the Top » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:02 pm

I never claimed the dressage was interesting, I didn't watch any of it, it seems to be Crufts for horses... :shrug: And you're the one who brought it up... :footinmouth:

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Post by Savory » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:37 pm

alright precious :lol:

i see the english Chee Ting Twat just missed out on the sprint :dunce:

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Post by Jim » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:39 pm

Can someone with more knowledge of the situation than me explain what the fuck just happened to Pendleton?

She got barged into and briefly lost control, surely thats not allowed. Yet she's the one relegated? :shrug:

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Post by Rover the Top » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:25 pm

I think her wheel actually crossed the line before the Aussie barged her. But you're talking a fraction of a second and it was still because Meares wasn't giving her room with a bit of a Schumacher manoeuvre... ;)


Still, 7 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze from 10 events where the rules have been changed so that we could only enter one in each competition is pretty good going. I think we can let the Aussies and Germans have one each, knowing that they only got them in controversial circumstances... ;)

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Post by theadore » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:59 pm

Meh, barged into is a stretch... she got nudged on the arm and lost control going over the quite obviously marked red line twice. Got hammered second round.

That said, she's been the best womens sprinter ever, and if the events had been even between men and women she'd probably be up there with Hoy and Wiggins in the all time medal table too.

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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by Rover the Moon » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:02 pm

At least Pendelton has made a packet from putting her chops and body on many many adverts and mags.

Maybe she saw once of her posters and it made here veer off course :D

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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by theadore » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:32 pm

:)

Did like bradley wiggins after the time trial...

Interviewer: "you must be the most famous British cyclist now"
Wiggins: "Am I more famous than Cav? I haven't done a head and shoulders advert yet"

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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by Rovertheseas » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:55 am

Pendleton didn't seem to think there was any problem with it :shrug: . Every rider wants to get the right line, and there was nothing illegal about Meares' manoeuvre. And Meares comprehensively won the second.

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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:41 am

Nothing illegal about Meares' manoeuvre? Rule 3.2.044 of the UCI cycling regulations, specific to the Sprint races, says:
A rider passing on the right of his opponent, who is in the sprinters’ lane, may not crowd him or cause him suddenly to reduce speed.

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Re: Olympics Thread

Post by theadore » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:56 am

Rover the Top wrote:Nothing illegal about Meares' manoeuvre? Rule 3.2.044 of the UCI cycling regulations, specific to the Sprint races, says:
A rider passing on the right of his opponent, who is in the sprinters’ lane, may not crowd him or cause him suddenly to reduce speed.
well that rule clearly only applies to men... :P

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