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Team spirit is incredible.
And what is it with British athletes? So polite when being interviewed.
Chris Hoy - statesman!
Same with Mo Farrah.
> Team spirit is incredible.
Completely agree. You get the feeling every success is shared
> Team spirit is incredible.
> And what is it with British athletes? So polite when being interviewed.
> Chris Hoy - statesman!
> Same with Mo Farrah.
unless they are a boxer :-(
It's not just put on for interviews either, it's who they are.
Great to watch, British sport at it's best.Dave Brailsford really has assembled an incredible team of coaches and athletes.There's such a buzz within the team at the moment.Lead by the avuncular Sir Chris of course. Getting drawn against him must be the modern day equivalent of being up against Sir Lancelot in a jousting contest.
Absolutely brilliant to watch - can't wait for Melbourne and then London! What a summer.
Sir Chris and Jo Rowsell were my faves.
Enty, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this both as a knowledgable cycling person and someone who lives in not-Britain...
The track cycling this weekend was a great event to watch and a big advert for the Olympics, and also there is no doubt that Britain's current success in mainstream cycling has a lot to do with the track cycling campaign that was instigated after the 1996 Olympics.
But ... track cycling remains a very minor discipline in a much bigger sport and I think people can get carried away in Britain with the success which has a lot to do with us concentrating on a sport other countries don't bother with.
In the rest of the World all cycling fans will know Cav and Brad, but almost no-one will have heard of Sir Chris and Queen Vic.
Having said that I did enjoy watching the event, especially Lizzie Trott in the Omnium and the German guy who caught the French guy napping in the deciding heat of the sprint race.
Is that right about Sir Chris? I thought the hour record was a big historical thing in classical cycling as well.
Ah, sorry, Sir Chris H. Maybe Chris B is still plain old Chris B. As you were.
> Ah, sorry, Sir Chris H. Maybe Chris B is still plain old Chris B. As you were.
Judging from Wikipedia, the hour record is a curious end-of-career oddity that they can't make up their minds about the rules for, but it has certainly attracted bigs names over the years.
Yes, Chris B is known, but then he rode the TdF and won stages, and is now in the commentator entourage. It is all about the TdF really and Sir Chris wouldn't make it past the 5km point on the prologue I don't think.
Fixed that for you.
I assume chris hoy could beat Cav in a track sprint, but I wonder by how much, and whether Cav has ever really challenged him in those events.
I still think it's a pity the 1 k was dropped from the Olympics, surely the purest measure of a sprint cyclist's ability. It would be interesting to see how Cav did without the 6 hour "warm-up"
I've watched good road sprinters against good track sprinters on the track, outright speed there doesn't seem to be that much in it but track sprinters have the kick to easily open a 5-10 metre gap which the roadies can't close.
I suspect it'd be similar with Hoy v Cav.
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