2016 Olympic Cycling (Spoilers likely!)

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  • 2016 Olympic Cycling (Spoilers likely!)
  • Premier Icon aracer
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    Wow, big splits!

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Wow, big splits!

    That’s what happens when Steve Cummings sits on the front and puts a bit of pressure on!

    legend
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    Poels blowing up?!?

    dragon
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    No radios is good, you have to think for yourself.

    This course is brutal; cobbles, cross winds, steep climbs and techy descents. Whoever wins deserves it.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Looks like a cracking course actually although spectators seem a little thin on the ground… The coast road looks beautiful – wonder how clean that sea is… ❓

    Couldn’t bloody move for spectators on the entire Olympic course in London!

    mikey74
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    FFS Chris finish your mouthful before speaking 🙂

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    Where is it on? rowing on 1, hockey on olympics channel.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Has Chris Froome broken yet another Pinarello?

    legend
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    crazy-legs – Member
    Has Chris Froome broken yet another Pinarello?

    Battery for the motor was flat

    Premier Icon richmars
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    It was mentioned on BBC that some people are having problems with the red button. I am, doesn’t work. Seems older TV now don’t work.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Battery for the motor was flat

    It seemed to be a fairly well planned change, I reckon he had one of those cobbled classics Pinarellos with the rear suspension elastomer and he’s now swapped it to his regular Dogma.
    He certainly didn’t seem panicked by it.

    Those colour change Specializeds look nice.

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    Fed up with the BBC, my freeview box is less than a year old and now the red button doesn’t work as its old tech. 🙄

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Lack of on-screen gap time is annoying. They should have hired ASO’s broadcast team.

    It’s because of the stupid decision not to allow radios: You either allow them for all pro events, or none.

    Why?

    nickjb
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    Fed up with the BBC, my freeview box is less than a year old and now the red button doesn’t work as its old tech.

    Should just be on a channel. Something high like 302 or 601

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Been working fine on my red button.
    Back on BBC1 now.

    Those colour change Specializeds look nice.

    Was looking at one in the LBS this morning.

    Delicious.

    Mr Woppit
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    iPlayer. 12 events available. Red button technology is dead.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Was looking at one in the LBS this morning.

    Delicious.

    You may buy me one. 61cm.
    Thanks

    Stupid question but who is riding a spesh and what colour are they?

    Enough of the commentary, looking forward to the climb starting!

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Stupid question but who is riding a spesh and what colour are they?

    A lot of riders are on their regular team bikes – G & CF are on their Pinarellos, Steve Cummings is on Cervelo for example so it’s not necessarily a nationality thing.
    The Spesh bikes are bright yellow cos it’s warmer than 22C. They’re orange below that temperature. Certainly a few of the Belgians are riding them.

    ChunkyMTB
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    dirtyrider
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    Was looking at one in the LBS this morning.

    why didn’t they put S-Works on the down tube? 😡

    noticed the new contador replica on the Sigma site too, any one know if these are coming in other sizes?

    http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Specialized/Contador-S-Works-Tarmac-AG-Chrome-Frameset/E40M

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    why didn’t they put S-Works on the down tube?

    Olympic branding rules.
    You’re only allowed one logo so to have both Specialized and S-Works would contravene that.

    Honestly, you wouldn’t believe the pages and pages of shite that gets into the brand guidelines.

    I was working on anti-doping at the 2012 Games – thankfully we were a bit more low-key than regular Games Makers but the brand guidelines we had to adhere to when on site were insane.

    “Big bang at the finish line” apparently. Hopefully nothing serious.

    mrblobby
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    Pretty savage pace being set.

    Mr Woppit
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    Admiring Chris Boardman’s patience with the other commentator who keeps interrupting him…

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    And talking shite.

    ChunkyMTB
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    Explosion was controlled. Suspect package….

    Mr Woppit
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    Feeling quite inspired. Might go for a bit of a road ride meself in the morning…

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    Mr wrote:

    iPlayer. 12 events available. Red button technology is dead.

    Indeed. Youview box here, £50 on ebay – HD twin tuner Freeview recorder for old tech (which TBH is still preferable if you remember to record something as you can skip the ads), all the apps for multi channel modern viewing.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    So what was up with the package, I heard them talking about something on the radio when I was out, but couldn’t find any cycling commentary?

    m0rk
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    It was just in the news… bag of clothes left

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Still no idea how it’s going to pan out.

    The only thing I’d put money on is nibali having a dig in a bit.

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    Guys – sat in tenerife Airport, any ideas how I can watch? I player won’t work out here.

    Mr Woppit
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    Youview box here, £50 on ebay – HD twin tuner Freeview recorder for old tech

    Mobile app and chromecast…

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    It really isn’t Richie Porte’s year is it. Poor guy, he looks in all sorts of pain there. 🙁

    ChunkyMTB
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    Porte out.

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    He’s not gonna be the last, at this rate.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    He’s not gonna be the last, at this rate.

    It’s a good race this, genuinely quite exciting to watch. A vast improvement on the yawn-fest that was the 2012 event.

    Nice work from Nibali on that descent.

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