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MonteZoncolan said:
Just wondering does anyone know what caused the Cancelara crash?

It's very strange, that bend is around 80 degrees, near perfect tarmac - the different colour red/black doesn't have a join even it's very smooth between the two - the black used to be cobbles which they removed for the race) it's off a slightly downhill but the corner isn't an adverse camber or anything complicated. In normal cycling it's a roundabout but as the road is often closed to traffic I have ridden it the same as the race and I can't imagine it causing anyone a problem in a 4th cat race. Obviously Cancelara would've been doing it faster than I would've tried, but it didn't look that crazy a pace and I can't see how me managed to come down.
 
John McEnroe? Shouldn't he explain to us why Nadal isn't at the Olympics (at the risk of this being a clinic remark)?

That said, the Dutch decided a water polo coach was good enough to analyze the road racing. The Olympics are often an assembly of total failures, because nobody actually cares about the sport. Will be watching F1 tomorrow.
 
Zam_Olyas said:

What

the

F*ck

I mean nobody????????????? :D:D:D

So which one is more pathetic, you decide?

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What i dont like is that no one is mentioning Vinos comeback.

The dude entered his last race as a pro 13 months ago.

He broke, his leg in what, 3 places and had a punctured lung, being pulled half conciouss by his team from under a tree.

he retired, RETIRED, in an emotional teleconference with his team in which he could not even finish his sentence and the entire team was overcome with emotion.

Has anyone ever come back from something like that to win an olympic gold medal. From retirement after crashing out in your last race and breaking half your body.
 
The Hitch said:
What i dont like is that no one is mentioning Vinos comeback.

The dude entered his last race as a pro 13 months ago.

He broke, his leg in what, 3 places and had a punctured lung, being pulled half conciouss by his team from under a tree.

he retired, RETIRED, in an emotional teleconference with his team in which he could not even finish his sentence and the entire team was overcome with emotion.

Has anyone ever come back from something like that to win an olympic gold medal. From retirement after crashing out in your last race and breaking half your body.

The fact nobody is even talking about it is another compliment for Vino. I will miss him so much :(

And to say I didn't like him back in 2003 as he interfered with the Mayo magnificence. I hope Vino will forgive me and not attack me :(
 
burning said:
What

the

F*ck

I mean nobody?????????????

So which one is more pathetic, you decide?

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:D :D :D This is hilariously funny actually as it sums up the Games like nothing else, and I think they did it on purpose. Brilliant stuff.

Edit: decided to remove three laughing smileys from your posts as I was limited to four per post, hope you don't mind, if you do I will put them back.

Edit oh this is not about the Olympics I see, but anyway the point still holds.
 
The Hitch said:
Yeah. The sad thing about the olympics is that there is no post event analysis. Its- did guy from my country / Usain Bolt win.

yes, - what an amazing story.
no- next event.

This post is full of truth. I hate national fanboyism from national broadcasters. I hate it anyway, but it's most annoying with broadcasters. It's so unprofessional, how can you even pretend to be a journalist doing that.

(I know sports correspondents are no journalists because they don't dare to ask difficult questions as they won't get a next interview)
 
JibberJim said:
It's very strange, that bend is around 80 degrees, near perfect tarmac - the different colour red/black doesn't have a join even it's very smooth between the two - the black used to be cobbles which they removed for the race) it's off a slightly downhill but the corner isn't an adverse camber or anything complicated. In normal cycling it's a roundabout but as the road is often closed to traffic I have ridden it the same as the race and I can't imagine it causing anyone a problem in a 4th cat race. Obviously Cancelara would've been doing it faster than I would've tried, but it didn't look that crazy a pace and I can't see how me managed to come down.

He was trying to fight that mysterious force that makes you go slower going clockwise rather than anti-clockwise. Should have consulted the 3 lap challenge thread over on bikeradar:cool:

Seriously: Sad to see him crash, he's been in a similar situation to Cav before where people race against him - Paris-Roubaix, RvV last year, MSR this year. Then missed many of the spring classics this year after his broken collarbone.
 
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JibberJim said:
It's very strange, that bend is around 80 degrees, near perfect tarmac - the different colour red/black doesn't have a join even it's very smooth between the two - the black used to be cobbles which they removed for the race) it's off a slightly downhill but the corner isn't an adverse camber or anything complicated. In normal cycling it's a roundabout but as the road is often closed to traffic I have ridden it the same as the race and I can't imagine it causing anyone a problem in a 4th cat race. Obviously Cancelara would've been doing it faster than I would've tried, but it didn't look that crazy a pace and I can't see how me managed to come down.

Thanks for this. I saw the highlight of the crash but couldn't see a specific reason for it. To me it only looked like he was carrying too much speed when he was at the barrier. It was almost as if something distracted him or he misjudged something or like you say maybe the road surface affected his cornering. Such as shame it was him.
 
MonteZoncolan said:
Thanks for this. I saw the highlight of the crash but couldn't see a specific reason for it. To me it only looked like he was carrying too much speed when he was at the barrier. It was almost as if something distracted him or he misjudged something or like you say maybe the road surface affected his cornering. Such as shame it was him.

Like I said, he was sitting up and looking back 50 meters before the corner and didn't seem concentrated.
 
Zam_Olyas said:
John McEnroe talking about cycling? Media in England is not good one would assume :p :D

Just a round-up of the day. He commentates on Wimbledon a lot. The rest of the team is Kelly Holmes and Michael Johnson. Michael Johnson is a very good analyst on athletics. Cycling is very much a minority sport in the UK, broadcasters like having big names there.
 
Arnout said:
John McEnroe? Shouldn't he explain to us why Nadal isn't at the Olympics (at the risk of this being a clinic remark)?

That said, the Dutch decided a water polo coach was good enough to analyze the road racing. The Olympics are often an assembly of total failures, because nobody actually cares about the sport. Will be watching F1 tomorrow.

Even worse. I heard ex-cyclist and legend Leontien van Moorsel babble (because you can't call it talking) on RTL4 Olympic program.
It's really suprising and even shameful that such a cycling legend doesn't know Rigoberto Uran. She obviously never heard of him and said it was amazing such a small rider could become 2nd. To the point that someone totally outside of the cycling world had to correct her and tell her that Uran is actually a cyclist who definately performed already.

:mad:
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Even worse. I heard ex-cyclist and legend Leontien van Moorsel babble (because you can't call it talking) on RTL4 Olympic program.
It's really suprising and even shameful that such a cycling legend doesn't know Rigoberto Uran. She obviously never heard of him and said it was amazing such a small rider could become 2nd. To the point that someone totally outside of the cycling world had to correct her and tell her that Uran is actually a cyclist who definately performed already.

:mad:

RTL4 Sports program. Talk about a disease...

I don't understand them inviting Van Moorsel indeed. In my opinion, she lost all her beauty and style with her new hair anyway.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
It's really suprising and even shameful that such a cycling legend doesn't know Rigoberto Uran. She obviously never heard of him and said it was amazing such a small rider could become 2nd. To the point that someone totally outside of the cycling world had to correct her and tell her that Uran is actually a cyclist who definately performed already.

:mad:

Would have been interesting to see what the Daily Mail's headline would have been if Uran had won - would he have been a nobody too.
 
Arnout said:
:D :D :D This is hilariously funny actually as it sums up the Games like nothing else, and I think they did it on purpose. Brilliant stuff.

Edit: decided to remove three laughing smileys from your posts as I was limited to four per post, hope you don't mind, if you do I will put them back.

Edit oh this is not about the Olympics I see, but anyway the point still holds.

There is no problem to remove smileys (for me at least, some guys take it more seriously I guess), as there is an image limit in this board
That was from World Cup 2010 and USA was mad to eleminated against Ghana :D