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Thread: The 2012 London Summer Olympic Games

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    Found on a blog post regarding Emma Pooley's bike --
    "the 48cm Cervelo is the smallest bike made among all the big manufacturers. It FITS smaller than the 44cm women-specific frames you may be looking at. . . . As for Emma Pooley, she rides a stock 48cm frame. She actually came off a team which had "women-specificness" in the team name, but she - like many others - has found that what fits her best is a properly designed geometry, not one marketed as women-specific."
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    The races are fun to watch live but I miss having commentary.

    Update: Now its getting really exciting - 1.6 km to go, in pouring rain. (Vos from the Netherlands, favored to win, came out first.)
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    So here's a thing I was wondering: can two people from the same team win a race, or is that Not Done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlingtonrider View Post
    The races are fun to watch live but I miss having commentary.

    Update: Now its getting really exciting - 1.6 km to go, in pouring rain. (Vos from the Netherlands, favored to win, came out first.)
    The NBC broadcast has commentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    So here's a thing I was wondering: can two people from the same team win a race, or is that Not Done?
    I don't quite understand the question. Only one person can win, unless somehow there was a tie (I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    I don't quite understand the question. Only one person can win, unless somehow there was a tie (I think).
    Sorry, that wasn't very clear, was it? What I actually meant was can/do multiple people from one team go for the podium, or do they just pick one person that's going to go for it? Like if all of Team GB was in front, could three guys go for the sprint and try to get all the medals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    Emma Pooley is teeny! I wonder what size bike she rides?
    What do you mean, teeny?! Wikipedia says she is 5'2". That is a perfectly normal human size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acl View Post
    What do you mean, teeny?! Wikipedia says she is 5'2". That is a perfectly normal human size!
    Well she looked very teeny compared to the other riders. Diminutive. Wee. Ickle.

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    The crash highlights are always interesting, particularly in the rain. I feel bad, but it's like Nascar, some folks watch for the crashes and others for the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    So here's a thing I was wondering: can two people from the same team win a race, or is that Not Done?
    Usually they wouldn't race against each other - teams have a designated sprinter if they come to the line with more than one racer together. For example - if the USA came together to a bunch sprint in the Olympics they had said that Taylor Phinney would lead out Tyler Farrar for the win. If it was from the breakaway, Tejay Van Garderen and Timmy Duggan had been working for Taylor Phinney to take the win. If for some reason two teammates in a breakaway come to the line together I imagine they'd work it out together beforehand and probably wouldn't sprint for it. Alberto Contador gave away a stage to a former teammate in last year's Giro when they came to the line together because he was already in the race lead and didn't need yet another stage win.

    Shorter - they usually work this out in advance.

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