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Old 10-28-09, 04:12 PM   #1
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Goodbye Individual Pursuit, Points Race and Madison?

I just saw this article on BBC Sport:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/othe...ng/8329011.stm

Seems like the cuts to track racing are starting to get a bit excessive. what are your thoughts?
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Old 10-28-09, 10:04 PM   #2
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I think it sucks, but I'm still mourning the loss of the kilo, which I think is a more exciting race to watch then either the IP or points race.

The IP is a major benchmark event, and an indicator of a riders future ability to transfer to the road (Wiggins, Boardman, Ekimov, etc) but it's also the most boring track event to watch.

Please bring back the kilo!

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Old 10-29-09, 10:16 PM   #3
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No points race? How will I ever get an Olympic medal?
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Thats crazy. I'm very sad to see those events go away. I think that this is a horrible move on the part of the IOC if this goes through.
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I think it sucks, but I'm still mourning the loss of the kilo, which I think is a more exciting race to watch then either the IP or points race.

The IP is a major benchmark event, and an indicator of a riders future ability to transfer to the road (Wiggins, Boardman, Ekimov, etc) but it's also the most boring track event to watch.

Please bring back the kilo!
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seems to be official now...

if they have medals for 9 mens shooting events and 7 womens shooting events, shouldn't there be a spot for the pursuit?
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They wanted to equalise the number of men's and women's track events without changing the overall number of medals. So a bunch of men's events had to go. Oh well. At least there will an omnium (most likely) which will contain a bunch of the smited events.
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