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Olympics women's keirin, Van Riessen rides on vertical wall

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Olympics women's keirin, Van Riessen rides on vertical wall

15 Aug 2016 02:19

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This was the most spectacular move I have ever seen in Olympic track cycling.

New Zealand, Spain, and France were all crashed-out of the keirin in this incident, which was caused by the Frenchwoman swerving up the track

Whereas the Dutch cyclist jumped up onto the vertical wall, was a few centimetres away from flipping over the rail into the audience, stayed upright when she jumped back onto the track, and finished the race.
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15 Aug 2016 05:57

Great photo! Pity the tv cameras didn't capture it.
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15 Aug 2016 13:00

idunno wrote:Great photo! Pity the tv cameras didn't capture it.


They did (at least in part)
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15 Aug 2016 14:00

Anyone think the French girl was also pushing her to the rail? in one view it looked like the French girl was pushing up track even after they passed the fallen rider
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15 Aug 2016 16:06

Master50 wrote:Anyone think the French girl was also pushing her to the rail? in one view it looked like the French girl was pushing up track even after they passed the fallen rider
Yep, that was my take on it as well. In fact, I thought she caused the whole thing, other girls fell after she started pushing the dutch rider up the wall. She just pushed her all the way up the track. I think everyone wanted to highlighted Van Riessen and wanted to be positive about it, but Cueff seemed to get away with a really dirty move right there. Only a few journalists picked up on it.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/Crash-Keirin-Virginie-Cueff-Shove-Opponent-Stand-Crash-Cycling-390074691.html
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15 Aug 2016 17:56

Even more impressive because it is her first season as a track cyclist. She used to be a speedskater sprinter who took bronze at the 2010 olympics at the 1000 metres.
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16 Aug 2016 21:28

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