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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:29 pm 
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http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/olympic-previ ... ers-women/

Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjaa - the grand old lady FTW!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:17 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:41 am 
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Annie Last. I do hope she doesn't live up to her surname :lol: Come on Annie.
I nearly want to be there shouting her on.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Glad the French girl won on her 26er
Women's mtbing is great


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:01 pm 
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All hail Sabine Spitz, silver medal at the ripe old age of 40.

Shame she didn't wear this for the race... :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Shame she didn't wear this for the race...


You'd never fit SPDs on those shoes.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:59 pm 
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some pictures :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Really enjoyed watching this thought the BBC coverage was good and Chris boardman too. Take my hat off to the Brit she could have raced in the younger age group she has got a long career ahead


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:31 pm 
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I didn't think the coverage was that good, nor the commentary.

They didn't even seem to notice Spitz' crash until the TV showed the replay, and they never pointed out out that Georgia Gould was held up by Spitz blocking the path - that cost her c10 seconds, which is more than the margin by which she lost out on the silver.

I think I'm right in saying if she had run round Spitz, she would have been disqualified for leaving the path. Not very good course design if you don't lose out as a result of crashing.

Talking of babes, the commentators said that Emily Batty had done surprisingly badly, finishing almost last. Presumably they weren't even aware that she was racing with a cracked collarbone following a practice smash!


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