Anyone for the Commies?

Mad_Malx
Mad_Malx Posts: 5,042
edited July 2022 in The cake stop
Not really fussed but anyway -

I’ll kick off with triathlon (‘cos it’s got bikes in it). The Kiwi seemed remarkably relaxed about 10s penalty that cost him the gold to Yee.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    My old clubmate's daughter is in the track sprint bronze medal race soon and I've got a friend running the women's marathon tomorrow so I'm keeping an eye on it.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,200
    Slightly more interesting than the foredooming* World Cup, but that's not saying much.

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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    edited July 2022
    Pross said:

    My old clubmate's daughter is in the track sprint bronze medal race soon and I've got a friend running the women's marathon tomorrow so I'm keeping an eye on it.

    Yup.

    They are Rachel's girls and they just won the bronze in the team sprint and set a new record.

    (which lasted about 5 minutes but still faster than Canada who took silver)
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    Didn't realise Rachel was coaching them.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    Have to admit I thought this was going to be another politics thread at first.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,073
    Just finished catching up with the track stuff, only thing I could think of when watching the medal ceremonies was Jim Bowen handing out "Bendy Bullys" to the contestants.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    Pross said:

    Didn't realise Rachel was coaching them.

    Did you catch Sir Hoy giving both Rachel and Becky a plug?
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  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    Mad_Malx said:

    Not really fussed but anyway -

    I’ll kick off with triathlon (‘cos it’s got bikes in it). The Kiwi seemed remarkably relaxed about 10s penalty that cost him the gold to Yee.

    Yee and Wilde are good mates in a similar being to Pog and Vingegaard seem to get on really well.
    Wilde knew he was beaten when he got informed of the penalty so just pressed on to ensure 2nd.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Tried to get Track tickets when I realised they’re using Lea Valley velodrome (spotted “village” signs and a guy carrying a PlanetX box, after work on Wednesday!), but nothing available on dates I can make.

    Will watch on the TV. Can honestly take or leave the other disciplines.
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  • Wheelspinner
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    pblakeney said:

    Slightly more interesting than the foredooming* World Cup, but that's not saying much.

    *Spell checked forecoming. Well done spell check, well done! 👏👏👏

    “Forecoming”???

    Did you mean “forthcoming”?
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  • wallace_and_gromit
    wallace_and_gromit Posts: 3,141
    edited July 2022
    Pross said:

    My old clubmate's daughter is in the track sprint bronze medal race soon and I've got a friend running the women's marathon tomorrow so I'm keeping an eye on it.

    I’ve been beaten a few times at triathlon by the father of one of the Welsh guys in the triathlon yesterday.

    Though my best claim to fame is regularly being beaten by Pidcock Senior at cyclocross.

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,200

    pblakeney said:

    Slightly more interesting than the foredooming* World Cup, but that's not saying much.

    *Spell checked forecoming. Well done spell check, well done! 👏👏👏

    “Forecoming”???

    Did you mean “forthcoming”?
    That's why spell check corrected me. Not only that but improved. Me likey.
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  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,611
    Congratulations on bronze, but can't the skinsuit designers do better than this?

  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    edited July 2022
    masjer said:

    Congratulations on bronze, but can't the skinsuit designers do better than this?

    Wait until you see the suits worn by Team Wales in the opening ceremony... ;)
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,611
    edited July 2022

    masjer said:

    Congratulations on bronze, but can't the skinsuit designers do better than this?

    Wait until you see the suits worn by Team Wales in the opening ceremony... ;)
    Mmm, not the best look.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,300
    Going to watch the road race in Warwick next Sunday. I met a Canadian triathlete training around Kenilworth last Tuesday, I wished her good luck for the race... she didn't get a medal, oh well....
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390

    masjer said:

    Congratulations on bronze, but can't the skinsuit designers do better than this?

    Wait until you see the suits worn by Team Wales in the opening ceremony... ;)
    They were hideous, I know one person who was embarrassed wearing theirs
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    The tandem rider sulking at not getting bronze due to there only being 4 entries deciding to hold an unofficial ceremony just as the starter was about to send off the team sprin medal match was out of order. It's not a school sports day where you get a medal for turning up
  • secretsqirrel
    secretsqirrel Posts: 1,872
    Pross said:

    masjer said:

    Congratulations on bronze, but can't the skinsuit designers do better than this?

    Wait until you see the suits worn by Team Wales in the opening ceremony... ;)
    They were hideous, I know one person who was embarrassed wearing theirs
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,300
    Pross said:

    The tandem rider sulking at not getting bronze due to there only being 4 entries deciding to hold an unofficial ceremony just as the starter was about to send off the team sprin medal match was out of order. It's not a school sports day where you get a medal for turning up

    if there were 4 teams, then they should be awarded a medal for being 3rd... if there were only three teams, then it makes sense not to award a medal... they had to win a race to get 3rd...
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390

    Pross said:

    The tandem rider sulking at not getting bronze due to there only being 4 entries deciding to hold an unofficial ceremony just as the starter was about to send off the team sprin medal match was out of order. It's not a school sports day where you get a medal for turning up

    if there were 4 teams, then they should be awarded a medal for being 3rd... if there were only three teams, then it makes sense not to award a medal... they had to win a race to get 3rd...
    Rules are there are only gold and silver in events with less than 5 riders and they were made aware of that. It didn't help that the race was shown as a bronze medal match but that is just the standard term. Either way, you don't go and do something just as another race is about to start and the riders are waiting on the starter's announced, it's disrespectful.

    I'd also question whether the event should be included if you are only getting 4 or 5 entrants.
  • imposter2.0
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    Pross said:

    masjer said:

    Congratulations on bronze, but can't the skinsuit designers do better than this?

    Wait until you see the suits worn by Team Wales in the opening ceremony... ;)
    They were hideous, I know one person who was embarrassed wearing theirs
    Fortunately, most of the trackies managed to avoid wearing them, as they missed the ceremony due to being in Lee Valley for the next day. The weird thing is, they still seem to have been issued with the suits regardless. Expect to see a few on Ebay in the next few weeks.. ;)
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960

    Pross said:

    The tandem rider sulking at not getting bronze due to there only being 4 entries deciding to hold an unofficial ceremony just as the starter was about to send off the team sprin medal match was out of order. It's not a school sports day where you get a medal for turning up

    if there were 4 teams, then they should be awarded a medal for being 3rd... if there were only three teams, then it makes sense not to award a medal... they had to win a race to get 3rd...
    The UCI agree that it's not a school sports day and have now fined the pair 200CHF.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    Surely they should have some minimum standards or elimination races for the lower ranked nations in track cycling? So far we've had a crash more or less immediately from the Seychelles rider who then got dropped more or less immediately on the restart, Trinidad rider getting dropped not much later and another rider causing a crash dropping down the banking without looking in the first scratch race qualifier.

    Slightly surprised how many riders aren't wearing mitts as well. Seems a pointless risk and I always though they were compulsory in track racing.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,899
    edited July 2022
    Just seen Red Walters is live in mens track representing Grenada, local alien who normally road rides from around Eastleigh! :o
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    Bad crash on the final lap of the second scratch qualifier with a rider ending up in the crowd and a spinal board out for another.
  • Pross
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    Bostock being stretchered off and not looking good. BBC sensibly not showing replays yet.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
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    Aftermath looked bad, camera seemed ahead of crash and Red fortunately wasn't caught up, crazy how one rider might have gone into the crowd according to commentators.
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  • imposter2.0
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    Pross said:



    Slightly surprised how many riders aren't wearing mitts as well. Seems a pointless risk and I always though they were compulsory in track racing.

    I don't think there is any compulsion at UCI/world level, or even at national level. There is enforcement at local level, but I think that's about as far as it goes.