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As you did so well in Beijing

azzurribikeazzurribike Posts: 58
and you Poms are now so good at cycling. (But not for long, us Aussies will hunt this one down too) We heard all about the swimmers diets and training. Would you care to share what some of your winning cyclists eat in a day and train? :)
I used to play Hockey but now I ride.... one day like the wind :)

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  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
    Since this is to help our cousins on the continent I think it would be good to share. It is a very well kept secret, but for you we can share. They do a minimum of 14hrs a day at L1 with 1 rest day per month and a high fat diet of at least 4000 cals a day.
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  • I heard they were cannibals but MI6 was trying to keep that a secret.
  • I heard they were cannibals but MI6 was trying to keep that a secret.

    Yeah - we feed 'em a diet of Aussie track cyclists :lol:
  • I heard they were cannibals but MI6 was trying to keep that a secret.

    Yeah - we feed 'em a diet of Aussie track cyclists :lol:
    Touche! :D

    I can assure you that Ryan Bayley would not make good tucker.
  • Was hoping for a few more bites.

    Promise we will tell you how we win the cricket if you share c'mon... really we will tell :)
    I used to play Hockey but now I ride.... one day like the wind :)
  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
    ... but we don't care that much. Our other national sports of football and rugby have kept us in bragging rights for years. :mrgreen:
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    Obsessed is just a word elephants use to describe the dedicated. http://markliversedge.blogspot.com
  • Was hoping for a few more bites.

    Promise we will tell you how we win the cricket if you share c'mon... really we will tell :)

    Cricket ranks 100, just below Tiddlywinks and Twister in top 100 interesting sports in the universe. So you can keep ya' tips to yourself TYVM :wink:
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  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    liversedge wrote:
    ... but we don't care that much. Our other national sports of football and rugby have kept us in bragging rights for years. :mrgreen:

    Umm, football? Bragging rights?

    I thought they woz cr*p?
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
    only censored if you expect them to win everything. on the world stage England are still a football powerhouse.
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  • liversedge wrote:
    only censored if you expect them to win everything. on the world stage England are still a football powerhouse.

    There must be two England football teams then - not just the one that miserably failed to qualify for Euro 2008 and performed dismally at the last 5 tournaments before that.
    pm
  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
    making semi and quarter finals is dismal?
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  • liversedge wrote:
    making semi and quarter finals is dismal?

    They haven't made a semi since 96, seven tournaments ago. But i concede that three quarter finals in a row isn't dismal however i don't think it qulaifies England as being a 'powerhouse' compared to the achievements of Italy, Germany, France & Brazil over the same period
    pm
  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
    its all relative I suppose. If you want to concentrate on the 4 or 5 countries that have dominated international football or look across say the 190 national teams that compete to take part in the world cup, and then the 32 countries that actually qualify for the finals.
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  • Fair enough, in those terms England is certainly a major football nation
    pm
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