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UCI to axe Ind. Pursuit from Olympics

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Oldman said:
I don't care who wins I'm just in awe of that 4th Kilometer. My vision doesn't even clear for 5 minutes after a motorpace version of that.
I am disappointed G wont be riding in Copenhagen at Ballerup.

But really keen to see what Phinney will put out. I think he will be 4'13" or lower, depending on the track. I hope for a fast track. Would not put out of reach Boardman's illegal WR.

Phinney and the Aus teams pursuit, are the highlights for me.
 
Sep 25, 2009
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if phinney keeps dabbling into road racing with more and more ambitious goals he may lose his edge on track. his age is also a poor predictor of where he'll be in several years. 4000k is a vo2 max dominated event. it does not necessarily increase with maturation from 19 onward.
 
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What do you make of Spartacus' comments in his interview?

""I've got the determination to go for it (the hour record) but I won’t be trying this year. While we're talking about the track, I have to say that I don’t understand the decision to get rid of the individual pursuit from the Olympic programme. I'd planned to ride in London 2012."

Why drop the IP for teams? I mean Spartacus will never get a team together, and him going for the IP could have really generated interest in the event, maybe got some of the other TT/Prologuers interested, considering they can combine IP/TT better than TT/RR as they are more likely to place high in the TT/IP combo than the RR?
 
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python said:
if phinney keeps dabbling into road racing with more and more ambitious goals he may lose his edge on track. his age is also a poor predictor of where he'll be in several years. 4000k is a vo2 max dominated event. it does not necessarily increase with maturation from 19 onward.

Good observation. On the other hand it is a natural progression to expand to the road. Training for the track is mind-numbingly boring; even if you win.
 
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beroepsrenner said:
The IOC has never had any interest in cycling now it would appear that the UCI doesnt either. Whats next? the road race?
Actually, I would have nixed the road race before this. I think having the pros ride a RR has gotten a little bit away from the Olympic spirit. The first few years they did it, it was cool to see. But now, it's like another pro race. Sort of like having NBA or Soccer players in the Olympics. It just doesn't belong. If the Olympics are to keep the road race, I'd recommend it's an U23 race.

Stupid to eliminate the kilo, even stupider to eliminate the pursuit.
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
Actually, I would have nixed the road race before this. I think having the pros ride a RR has gotten a little bit away from the Olympic spirit. The first few years they did it, it was cool to see. But now, it's like another pro race. Sort of like having NBA or Soccer players in the Olympics. It just doesn't belong. If the Olympics are to keep the road race, I'd recommend it's an U23 race.

Stupid to eliminate the kilo, even stupider to eliminate the pursuit.

Totally agree Alpe..I felt the same way in the winter games watching the pro hockey players...just never seems right. A U23 RR would be very much in the spirit of the olympics. As for the persuit and kilo??? Can't believe they have been removed!
 
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And after all the hype over Bobridge, due to his Australian Championships time in favourable conditions ... he has failed to qualify for the final.

Sergent 4:15.988
Phinney 4:16.102
Bobridge 4:17.169