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Old 07-21-12, 12:12 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-22-12, 01:23 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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...

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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
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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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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
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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.
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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!



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She looks nice in a dress too!
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I don't know, but her personal website used to have a TON of pics like that. Maybe still does.
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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.

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