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11 Aug 2016 20:21

Singer01 wrote:you could get stupid odds on the mens team sprint and womens team pursuit 45 mins ago. not so much now. i wish i'd just covered the board. anybody not think the men will break the record as well.

us have went off stupid quickly. 1.5 quicker than gb after 3 laps.


What odds are you getting on the men's pursuit breaking the world record? Fancy the action
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11 Aug 2016 20:26

TomLPC wrote:
Singer01 wrote:you could get stupid odds on the mens team sprint and womens team pursuit 45 mins ago. not so much now. i wish i'd just covered the board. anybody not think the men will break the record as well.

us have went off stupid quickly. 1.5 quicker than gb after 3 laps.


What odds are you getting on the men's pursuit breaking the world record? Fancy the action

sorry should have been clearer. odds were on them winning the overall. mens team sprint were about 10/1. insane price.
can't find anything about the team pursuit world record. i am thinking though that if the 2 teams so far are way ahead of where the bookies have them, is there any reason not to assume everyone else is?

and NZ go faster by .1 second. that final is going to be mint.
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11 Aug 2016 21:28

Roche peels off for Porte, froome and wiggo.
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11 Aug 2016 21:33

My money was on them not breaking the record, I'm afraid.
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11 Aug 2016 21:50

What an effort for the GB sprint team. superb start to the meeting.

With the pursuit teams looking dominant and the likes of Trott in the omnium and Kenny with another 2 events to come it could be another huge medal haul on the track.
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11 Aug 2016 21:54

Cracker of a team sprint final. Both teams went quicker than their qualifying and first round times. As a Kiwi, disappointed the result didn't go our way but can't complain about the quality of the race at all!
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12 Aug 2016 08:54

Great time by Denmark in the pursuit, Lasse Norman was a beast. Leading almost for the entire last kilometer and going faster than New Zealand and Australia still.

Denmark also has the two youngest participants in the men's track event with Niklas Larsen and Frederik Madsen (who messed up and dropped off after 2,5 k). Looking very bright for the future
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12 Aug 2016 20:28

Bushman wrote:Great time by Denmark in the pursuit, Lasse Norman was a beast. Leading almost for the entire last kilometer and going faster than New Zealand and Australia still.

Denmark also has the two youngest participants in the men's track event with Niklas Larsen and Frederik Madsen (who messed up and dropped off after 2,5 k). Looking very bright for the future


Gutted there, totally had the Aussies on the ropes until they broke up
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12 Aug 2016 20:35

TomLPC wrote:
Bushman wrote:Great time by Denmark in the pursuit, Lasse Norman was a beast. Leading almost for the entire last kilometer and going faster than New Zealand and Australia still.

Denmark also has the two youngest participants in the men's track event with Niklas Larsen and Frederik Madsen (who messed up and dropped off after 2,5 k). Looking very bright for the future


Gutted there, totally had the Aussies on the ropes until they broke up

The good thing is that Norman is in great shape to defend his olympic title in omnium.

Impressive world record by GB there. It cannot be too long before they break past 3:50.
Looks like the final podium will be 1. GB, 2. Aus, 3. Den.
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12 Aug 2016 21:53

Great final that
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12 Aug 2016 21:54

Wow, that final of the mens' pursuit was magic. Props to Australia for taking it to GB.
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12 Aug 2016 21:57

incredible final. so close!

super times!

and GOLD!
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12 Aug 2016 22:01

Superb race, got to give credit to the Aussies, some final that was.

Bradley Wiggins, what a career.
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12 Aug 2016 23:09

The third man - Doull I think - nearly lost it for Britain with a bad change, and it was a great performance from Australia: prematurely down to three yet still broke the old world record.
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12 Aug 2016 23:32

The Austrian coverage of the race was so bad that it was funny. The commentator didn't get anything and spent the whole time only talking about how much stronger than everyone else GB is not noticing that the race was actually close. When the Aussies were in front he even thought that +0.4 for GB means that Britain is 0.4 seconds in front. When he noticed that it's not like that he stopped to talk about who is in front and only compared the split times to the WR split, and since GB was very fast he took that as the reason to talk about how good GB is, although Australia was ofc also extremely good compared to the WR time, but he ignored that.
The race wasn't shown live so I guess the commentary wasn't recorded during the race so the commentator already knew the result which is why he only talked about GB's greatness. It was actually pretty boring because I basically already knew who would win before the race even started.
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13 Aug 2016 01:00

Gigs_98 wrote:The Austrian coverage of the race was so bad that it was funny. The commentator didn't get anything and spent the whole time only talking about how much stronger than everyone else GB is not noticing that the race was actually close. When the Aussies were in front he even thought that +0.4 for GB means that Britain is 0.4 seconds in front. When he noticed that it's not like that he stopped to talk about who is in front and only compared the split times to the WR split, and since GB was very fast he took that as the reason to talk about how good GB is, although Australia was ofc also extremely good compared to the WR time, but he ignored that.
The race wasn't shown live so I guess the commentary wasn't recorded during the race so the commentator already knew the result which is why he only talked about GB's greatness. It was actually pretty boring because I basically already knew who would win before the race even started.


I read your first line as : "The Australian coverage of the race was so bad that it was funny."
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13 Aug 2016 14:48

the womens team pursuit final is going to be as good as the mens, US break the world record, GB breaks it straight back.
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13 Aug 2016 22:08

Great racing, I wonder why it is not more popular?
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13 Aug 2016 23:56

This definantley the worst olympic games since 1984 with australia sruggling to win many medals in all the cycling road/track so far.something is not right?Take out Anna Meares from the team and theres not much left.The aus team has gone downhill since sydney...
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14 Aug 2016 10:15

Well Ligtlee came out of absolutely nowhere. Finale was already a good result.
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