Olympic women's TT *Spoiler*

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Baggy, 31 Jul 2012.

  1. Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    So, what do you all think?

    Looks as if the main contenders for this one will be Vos, Arndt, Pooley and maybe Armstrong?
     
  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    :bravo:
    Beryl Burton FTW!
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I'll go for Pooley, she looked strong on Sunday.
     
  4. thom

    thom ____

    Location:
    The Borough
    Course likely too flat for Pooley - Kristin Armstrong or Judith Arndt I'd guess. Apparently TT's are not Vos' speciality (relatively speaking).
     
  5. The women today can be very thankful that Beryl wasn't part of this generation, she was absolutely untouchable, a good friend of ours used to race against her so we have heard many accounts of the famous lady. As for the TT tomorrow, really not sure about this, I don't think it will suit Emma because it is too flat. I hope Lizzie can do something but is a relative unknown in TT's, therefore it will probably go to form and should be between Arndt, Vos and Armstrong contending the medals. I haven't seen the course, apart from hearing it is flat, if it is technical or wet then I favour Vos to do the double otherwise I have a feeling that Armstrong having recently had a baby could well win this one.
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I hope one of our girls gets the win but think that Armstrong or Arndt will be he ones to beat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    I don't know enough about the contenders to make an informed comment but those who know seem to be saying Kristin Armstrong will be hard to beat, even though she's had an indifferent season.

    However, I thought Emma Pooley looked in great shape in the road race and I'll really be willing her on. Allez Emma!

    d.
     
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I thought Pooley looked like yer archetypal killer gnome, a la Pantani/Rujano. A climber rather than a time triallist. Is the women's penelton less specialised or is she just unusual in that respect?

    ...and like most of us, I know very little about womens racing!
     
  9. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    She's naturally good at climbing because she's so tiny (48kg!) but she's a time trial specialist - and twice national TT champion.
     
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Pooley 4th fastest at checkpoint 1
     
  11. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Arndt is drafting a car FFS
     
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  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I see the fans have been painting things on the road again. Some numpty has painted "SLOW" all over the place.:laugh:
     
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  13. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    Must have been the following cars of Vos, certainly helped make the catch!
     
  14. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Well, yes, but that would be a very unusual combination in the mens peloton. I was wondering if that is a reflection of the women's peloton or is she just a freak (in the nicest possible sense)?
     
  15. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Well, it *is* your middle name, isn't it? :evil:
     
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