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  • Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Will the ladies have as many wee stops as the men did?

    Weather could really have an impact here. Massive thunderclap a little while ago over Westminster. Wonder if there’s any rain out in Surrey……

    allthepies
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    We’ve just had a hailstorm in that Surrey and a couple of thunderclaps ๐Ÿ™‚

    don simon
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    Sun try to get through the clouds here, so they should be OK.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    From the OPs link

    Gary Lineker, who is presenting much of the Games, also apologised for the camera work, tweeting: “This is the Olympics. The coverage is from a pool of broadcasters from across the world. I’m afraid that’s how it is regardless of who hosts.”

    Sorry that doesn’t cut it. Why were these issues not sorted in the test event. Plus if they know the coverage is outside their control they should have planned for this by having their presenters better equipped and informed to compensate.

    BBC 4/10 could do better

    Anyways lets hope for an exciting race!

    spacemonkey
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    Did anyone have any joy (yesterday) along the A25/Running Horses section? Was it jammed?

    Am thinking of starting on the Headley straight and then going XC to the RH. Probably stupid of me though.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Lashing down in Dorking.

    @monkey there was plenty of space along the A25 near the Givons Grove roundabout yesterday, I was there. Mickleham village looked very crowded on the TV but I think today will be OK, with the wet weather and smaller crowds anyway.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    They’re riding into the bad weather. Turn around girls!

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    From guardian live blog thing:

    A tweet from Fabian Cancellara …
    The Swiss rider suffered a nasty crash in the closing stages of yesterday’s men’s race and finished the race sobbing uncontrollably. He’s taken to Twitter this morning to wish the ladies “a lot of crowd” and to warn British spectators, presumably those lining the road out the countryside, not to get in the way of riders.

    fabian wrote:

    Hope the womens race have a lot of crowd to, please to the spectators make al least 2steps back.we risked our life a lot yesterday

    [/quote]
    Didn’t look that bad as i watched the replay, compared to Tour bits, though I suppose the crowded bits on the tour tend to be climbs so going slower… Besides he binned it into stationary metal barriers…

    People who saw more than me – was it that crowded?

    Kit
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    I’m hoping for rain, just to make it interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Cancellara says ‘countryside’ presumably he doesn’t mean his crash spot. It looked to me like compared to TdF the crowd were miles back. But he knows.

    Is he OK?

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Yeah, bruised to **** and back I imagine, but nothing broken and seems likely to TT.

    Your kidding I can’t say ****? can i say fock? and heck? but not ****?

    interesting… well now I know.

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Well the beeb reckon they have sorted some of yesterdays problems,

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/29/olympics-bbc-apology-cycling-coverage

    It is apparently siling it down on the Mall (no vid for me until about 1:20ish).

    Fingers crossed…

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Why so many rear punctures?

    Premier Icon cp
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    Why so many rear punctures?

    Its wet – all the crap gets washed onto the road and because it’s wet pierces the tyre more readily.

    Mounty_73
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    And another one….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Have they never heard of 2.5″ dual ply ?

    don simon
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    Why so many rear punctures?

    It might have something to do with running high pressures in anticipation of the surface drying out later too.

    uwe-r
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    A bit of cheating going on there? And it was an Audi!

    nicko74
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    Looks like it’s shaping up to be an interesting race.

    Gary Lineker, who is presenting much of the Games, also apologised for the camera work

    Not quite right, tbh – the BBC hasn’t apologised so much as blamed everyone else instead…

    uwe-r
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    My bad its a BMW.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Punctures – now they understand what it’s like riding in Surrey roads. Some of the worst surfaces in the country!

    While i sympathise, was Bronzini cheating?

    stumpy01
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    I was commenting about getting punctures in the wet to a friend of mine who is a very experienced CNC toolmaker.
    He asked if I know what lubricant they use to machine rubber…? No idea…

    Well, it’s water and he reckons that it would massively increase the risk of punctures/split tyres…

    RealMan
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    Oh god he can’t even pronounce Giro properly..

    don simon
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    It’s better than yesterday though.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Only one crash on Coombe Lane. Feel slightly cheated.

    Mounty_73
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    Porter is starting to get on my nerves (again) ๐Ÿ˜•

    don simon
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    Porter is starting to get on my nerves (again)

    Could be worse, could be Duffield. ๐Ÿ˜

    Premier Icon njee20
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    They need to shut up about the slipperiness of all the roads. There are no notable bends on the A25!

    CaptJon
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    Pooley showing em how it is done.

    meehaja
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    “and just to mention the rain again, the road is wet, look at those puddles” etc etc. Its Britain, it rains. I seem to remember Beijing womens road race was properly torrential?

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    Is this the same course as the men’s race? Fewer laps?

    Premier Icon beinbhan
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    Whats with the slow motion shots of them cornering โ“

    craigxxl
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    Pooley is showing some real guts in what is turning out to be much more exciting race than the men’s.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Stef, same except 2 laps of Box Hill not 9.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Fact: that’s the most interesting thing to ever happen in Leatherhead.

    don simon
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    Vos on the front with that workman like style… I bet she’ll be chuffed with that… ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Is there some commentating law that means it’s not allowable to just not say anything for 30 seconds even if there isn’t anything to say???

    matthew_h
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    “She’ll be gulping in the air with her race face on, believe me”

    Argh!

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