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Cycling at London 2012 Olympic Games
doddy13
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Every 4 years the Olympic games rolls around and it's great for many sports. There is a general olympic thread somewhere, but this is the one for the sport we love. Cycling.

Cycling is on almost every day of the London 2012 games! I've made a handy guide for you all, download it and you'll get all the times you need to plan your trip to London, or TV viewing.

I'll upload another guide with a rider list when it's all confirmed.

Let the games begin!

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

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Aquarius
How do you people rate the importance of the Olympic RR and ITT compared to, say, the World Championships, or Monuments, or random classics ?
A bit the same question : what's riders opinion on the subject ?
 
TheManxMissile
Aquarius wrote:
How do you people rate the importance of the Olympic RR and ITT compared to, say, the World Championships, or Monuments, or random classics ?
A bit the same question : what's riders opinion on the subject ?


Olympics more than random classics
Less than Worlds
Level with many major classics
Just behind monuments for some riders, more for others

Every rider i know would love to win the olympics, as shown by the number using the tour as a warmup
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Avin Wargunnson
I would put it somewhere between worlds and monuments/GT in my eyes and of course it varies for different riders, especially home-grown riders.


I'll be back
 
baseballlover312
I reallly don't see it as very important, as your award does not pertain to the real season. You don't get a jersey as in the world. You have to improvise like Sammy Sanchez did. It's an honor, but its kinda out there on its own.
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Teddy The Creator
Really looking forward to watching the mountain bikes. One of my favourite events. Grin
 
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johnnyjur
Oh, I hate that logo.... just can't see it like it says 2012 anymore. for me it's just Lisa Simpson...
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Teddy The Creator
johnnyjur wrote:
Oh, I hate that logo.... just can't see it like it says 2012 anymore. for me it's just Lisa Simpson...

So wrong..
 
johnnyjur
Teddy The Creator wrote:
johnnyjur wrote:
Oh, I hate that logo.... just can't see it like it says 2012 anymore. for me it's just Lisa Simpson...

So wrong..


Haha, it's not with purpose though.. it was funny once I heard it, but now it's just annoying.
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kumazan
Aquarius wrote:
How do you people rate the importance of the Olympic RR and ITT compared to, say, the World Championships, or Monuments, or random classics ?
A bit the same question : what's riders opinion on the subject ?


In terms of cycling prestige, quite low.

But, a gold medal is a gold medal. The experience + media exposure is only comparable to the Tour de France (in cycling) so for the riders is quite important.
 
doddy13
kumazan wrote:
Aquarius wrote:
How do you people rate the importance of the Olympic RR and ITT compared to, say, the World Championships, or Monuments, or random classics ?
A bit the same question : what's riders opinion on the subject ?


In terms of cycling prestige, quite low.

But, a gold medal is a gold medal. The experience + media exposure is only comparable to the Tour de France (in cycling) so for the riders is quite important.


Agree with the second bit.
The first bit I disagree with somewhat. It started low, but has been getting a bigger and bigger deal with each games that passes.
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dienblad
For me, the most importance cycling race at the Olympics is the mens BMX-race. I used to be a BMXer and know most of these guys that race. It'll be pure excitement!!!
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SportingNonsense
Going to the Men's Road race, both TTs and Mens MTB. Looking forward to it Smile
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doddy13
Working at the RR's and TT's. Going to spectate at the Track and working at MTB.

I'll be one of the people in purple, if ya see me. Say hi!
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Ste117
I'm still waiting to hear back from my Uncle in Watford whether I can stay at his for a few days, if yes then I plan to watch both from Trafalger Square!
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TheManxMissile
doddy13 wrote:
Working at the RR's and TT's. Going to spectate at the Track and working at MTB.

I'll be one of the people in purple, if ya see me. Say hi!


goddamn you

didnt get any volunteer places or tickets

just have to ride over to box hill
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SportingNonsense
Ste117 wrote:
I'm still waiting to hear back from my Uncle in Watford whether I can stay at his for a few days, if yes then I plan to watch both from Trafalger Square!


Id suggest a better viewing place. Try one that is actually on the course Pfft

TheManxMissile wrote:
just have to ride over to box hill


Good luck with that. Don't think they will let you ride up, even if you have a Box Hill ticket.
Edited by SportingNonsense on 10-07-2012 22:05
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TheManxMissile
SportingNonsense wrote:
TheManxMissile wrote:
just have to ride over to box hill


Good luck with that. Don't think they will let you ride up, even if you have a Box Hill ticket.


they'll have to catch me Pfft
(they did for the practice race)
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Ste117
SportingNonsense wrote:
Ste117 wrote:
I'm still waiting to hear back from my Uncle in Watford whether I can stay at his for a few days, if yes then I plan to watch both from Trafalger Square!


Id suggest a better viewing place. Try one that is actually on the course Pfft

TheManxMissile wrote:
just have to ride over to box hill


Good luck with that. Don't think they will let you ride up, even if you have a Box Hill ticket.


Oh dammSad, any suggestions. I thought it would be a dead cert to be on the course giving it is a great landmark of London Smile
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SportingNonsense
Ste117 wrote:
Oh dammSad, any suggestions. I thought it would be a dead cert to be on the course giving it is a great landmark of London Smile


Road race route: https://www.london...eutral.pdf
Mens TT: https://www.london...eutral.pdf
Womens TT: https://www.london...eutral.pdf

For the Road race test event, I watched it infront of Buckingham Palace at about 500 metres to go, which is a good as view as any you will get for free.

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Obviously would need to get there fairly early in order to get to the front of the barriers.
Edited by SportingNonsense on 10-07-2012 22:24
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