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Banded Krait 07-21-12 12:12 PM

Article: How Britain Conquered the Cycling World
 
http://tinyurl.com/br74gyv

Great article in the New York Times about how the British Cycling Federation methodically built one of the best (track) cycling programs in the world.

Dalai 07-22-12 01:23 AM

Thanks for the link.

Further to this - interesting BBC documentary about Victoria Pendleton just shown in the UK...

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L_InwqiQrw0

hueyhoolihan 07-22-12 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Dalai (Post 14512415)
Thanks for the link.

Further to this - interesting BBC documentary about Victoria Pendleton just shown in the UK...

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L_InwqiQrw0

nice video, i'll be interested in how she does in London. i've found the the BBC rarely makes anything but top quality documentaries. this one is no exception.

carleton 07-22-12 04:33 PM

I've read the book mentioned in the article, "Heroes, Villains & Velodromes". It's a good read. The article was pretty much a summary of that which is covered in the book.

carleton 07-22-12 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalai (Post 14512415)
Thanks for the link.

Further to this - interesting BBC documentary about Victoria Pendleton just shown in the UK...

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L_InwqiQrw0



This is a great documentary. Thanks for posting it.

joshpants 07-22-12 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by carleton (Post 14514231)
I've read the book mentioned in the article, "Heroes, Villains & Velodromes". It's a good read. The article was pretty much a summary of that which is covered in the book.

x2 - and it goes well with Wiggins book and Cav's book. All the same characters and themes.
It definitely contrasts with "Belgian Hammer."

chas58 07-27-12 03:31 PM

I loved that documentary, passion and romance on and off the track. Too bad we don't know how it ends yet - I guess that answer will come soon...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalai (Post 14512415)
Thanks for the link.

Further to this - interesting BBC documentary about Victoria Pendleton just shown in the UK...

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L_InwqiQrw0


chas58 07-27-12 04:28 PM

True, but it looks like the BBC made youtube take this video down. Bummer.

Rights agreements mean that BBC iPlayer television programmes are only available to users to download or stream in the UK...

I hate it when they do that.


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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan (Post 14512497)
nice video, i'll be interested in how she does in London. i've found the the BBC rarely makes anything but top quality documentaries. this one is no exception.


atbman 08-07-12 03:09 PM

All nonsense, of course. Listen to the experts on these forums. It's all down to drugs and not superb use of generous National Lottery funding, rigorous testing and training, using the latest findings of sports science, employing the best coaches, constant assessment of methods and individuals and a superb management team and a superb facility in the shape of the National Velodrome in Manchester

chas58 08-08-12 09:03 AM

That, and figuring out that if you want a lot of medals for your country, Track cycling is a good discipline to dominate in. $40Mil is a nice chunk of change to devote to a sport like Olympic track cycling.

chas58 08-08-12 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Dalai (Post 14512415)
Thanks for the link.

Further to this - interesting BBC documentary about Victoria Pendleton just shown in the UK...

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L_InwqiQrw0

She looks nice in a dress too!

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...8&d=1344438473

(click on thumbnail)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=266188

(how do I make those pictures larger in the post??)

joshpants 08-08-12 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by chas58 (Post 14580489)
She looks nice in a dress too!
(click on thumbnail)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=266188

(how do I make those pictures larger in the post??)

I don't know, but her personal website used to have a TON of pics like that. Maybe still does.

JMR 09-06-12 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Banded Krait (Post 14510634)
http://tinyurl.com/br74gyv

Great article in the New York Times about how the British Cycling Federation methodically built one of the best (track) cycling programs in the world.

No mention of the Australian coach in that article. ;)

JMR

chas58 09-07-12 09:51 AM

In the British track world and media, the Australians are the bad guys. ;-)


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