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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Samuel Sanchez gets the win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Known as "Dirty" to his friends.
    Bronze medalist Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, he is also known as Tony Montana.

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    I have just watched the Cycling. The sights were beautiful tstl.
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    Quality course marking, riders in the Womens road race going the wrong way
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    Nicole Cooke of Great Britain has won the gold medal in the women's road race.
    Last edited by leepayne; 10-08-2008 at 03:41 AM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by leepayne View Post
    Nicole Cooke of Great Britain has won the gold medal in the women's road race.
    Yeah she looked gone when lost contact with the bunch when it came to a dodgy chicane, but she did not give up and got back on and was too strong for them. Serves them right IMO.

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    How funny was the Korean chick going head-first into a ditch?




    I laughed, anyway. Credit to her for continuing. Did she finish?
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    Haha yeah feel pretty bad but burst out laughing as well.

    Still was a pretty cool race being in the rain and all. Better than the soccer
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    How funny was the Korean chick going head-first into a ditch?




    I laughed, anyway. Credit to her for continuing. Did she finish?
    A Chinese chick also ended up in a ditch as well as they approached the last lap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leepayne View Post
    Nicole Cooke of Great Britain has won the gold medal in the women's road race.
    Yeah, was listening to it on the radio in the car. Sounds a gutsy win too.

    Shame she's Welsh, but you can't have everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Yeah, was listening to it on the radio in the car. Sounds a gutsy win too.

    Shame she's Welsh, but you can't have everything.
    Yeah some of your best track (men) chances from the Isle of Mann, Welsh, Scottish and another one from where GIMH hails from (but is a Liverpool supporter). The other one is from London, but born in Belgium and has an Australian dad.

    But I guess it the old story, now that she won she is British but when she is dire she is Welsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Yeah some of your best track (men) chances from the Isle of Mann, Welsh, Scottish and another one from where GIMH hails from (but is a Liverpool supporter). The other one is from London, but born in Belgium and has an Australian dad.

    But I guess it the old story, now that she won she is British but when she is dire she is Welsh.
    Yeah, but England has produced many fine track and road cyclists in the past, it's just a cycle, (no pun intended) I think.

    The extent to which the British winner, regional loser thing happens is not actually as common as you probably think- it's largely confined to the tabloid press. The BBC is certainly not in the habit of doing that- they said straight away how happy Wales would be that Cooke won. And the same was true for Cavendish's victories- the article usually began "Britain's Mark Cavendish won the stage... the Manxman, 21....". What Scots and Welsh people really don't like is people calling their athletes "English" which doesn't happen very often anymore. And the same thing happens and happened for English victories. the British media isn't dominated by English people, and English people aren't always going to claim Scots and Welsh athletes as their own, any more than the other constitutent countries will. It's bound to happen when you have a nation composed of several countries- I actually think it makes Britain stronger.
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    A surprising ending with the British woman losing pace near the finish but still winning. A BBC commentator seemed puzzled because Italy were celebrating after winning the bronze. If you won an olympic medal you would celebrate though.
    Last edited by andmark; 10-08-2008 at 05:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    A surprising ending with the British woman losing pace near the finish but still winning. A BBC commentator seemed puzzled because Italy were celebrating after winning the bronze. If you won an olympic medal you would celebrate though.
    It was because the caption erroneously showed the Italian had won the race and the woman saw it and started celebrating.

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    thought Cook backed off on purpose on the chicane tbh, she knew she had them in a sprint, didn't want to lose it on that dodgy chicane.

    Anyway unexpected Gold to start of with is not bad

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