Olympic RR - Women (spoilers etc)

thom

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I didn't see the women's race mentioned in the other thread so it seems appropriate to have a dedicated thread.
Nicole Cooke delivered last time - this year I heard they'll hedge their bets and ride aggressively allowing Cooke to try for a break and Armitstead for a reduced bunch sprint : http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/24/london-2012-nicole-cooke-cycling?INTCMP=SRCH
I'll be on the Mall - I just hope there's a bit more info than today !
 

dragon72

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Just as long as they have a Plan B!!
 
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thom

thom

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Just as long as they have a Plan B!!
Well that's what the Guardian article suggested, which is contrary to all the other reports I heard.
It's a bit of a different race because GB don't have the fastest sprinter out there and they'll want to eliminate people like Marianne Vos from the equation.
 

yello

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Just as long as they have a Plan B!!
Do the have a Plan A??? ;) (and I am being flippant, honest)

Sadly, I'm not going to be able to watch. I have to (i.e. my wife says so) go to a wedding anniversary party tomorrow afternoon. Personally, if it were just me, I'd watch the cycling... but it's not just me! :laugh:
 

Smokin Joe

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I gathered that she's not Miss Popular. Why?
She's single minded and does not suffer fools.
 

yello

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I guess, in fairness, she is from a different era (and I don't mean that in negative way). For many years, she pretty much was UK women's cycling. Her successes are undeniable. Her, er, 'headstrongness' is well known and partly the reason for her successes. She's a talented and gutsy rider... just maybe not a team player unless it's her team. She probably finds it difficult to pass over the baton.
 

Smokin Joe

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But the likes of Armistead & co are hardly fools. Cooke has never really been part of the Cycling GB setup either, has she? It seems odd that someone as good as her, even if she is a poor team player, seems to be on the margins.
She didn't come through the system like the others though. Herself and David Millar are the last of the "Foreign Legion" who went out and did it on their own bat.
 
She didn't come through the system like the others though. Herself and David Millar are the last of the "Foreign Legion" who went out and did it on their own bat.
But Millar seems to have no problem with the setup or with working as a team player. Hasn't she also changed teams more frequently than I've changed my pants?
 
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