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Old 03-15-06, 06:18 PM
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Commonwealth Games thread

Aussies, Poms, Canucks, Kiwis etc, discuss the Commonwealth Games here
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Has anyone seen the reports where the English hint that they think they can break the world record in the Teams Pursuit?
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Old 03-15-06, 06:21 PM
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What was Canada's Lyne Bessette doing on the MTB course (and falling and injuring her shoulder) when she is a road racer??
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she does both... and also does 'cross. I think she does everything but track.

Nothing yet but the opening ceremonies, and hardly any of it. We're limited to about an hour a day and 2 on the weekends. CBC spent all its budget on Torino.
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she does both... and also does 'cross. I think she does everything but track.

Nothing yet but the opening ceremonies, and hardly any of it. We're limited to about an hour a day and 2 on the weekends. CBC spent all its budget on Torino.
Thanks, that makes a bit more sense I suppose. Don't worry about not getting much of the opening ceremony - it was lame anyway. Cycling doesn't start until tonight, local Melbourne time.
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The sport only started a few hours ago. Track cycling begins 6pm Aussie time (three hours from when I submit this post)
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Has anyone seen the reports where the English hint that they think they can break the world record in the Teams Pursuit?
classic you forgot to mention Ian Botham is their lead off rider.
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First Blow to the AUSSIES

March 16: Menís 4,000m individual pursuit

Results

Qualification
1 Paul Manning (England) 4.21.801 (55.003 km/h)
2 Rob Hayles (England) 4.21.837
3 Jason Allen (New Zealand) 4.22.941
4 Steven Cummings (England) 4.25.570
5 Mark Ryan (New Zealand) 4.26.773
6 Michael Hutchinson (Northern Ireland) 4.28.862
7 Mark Jamieson (Australia) 4.30.399
8 Hayden Roulston (New Zealand) 4.30.747
9 Zack Bell (Canada) 4.31.831
10 Peter Dawson (Australia) 4.34.269
11 Rupert Rheeder (South Africa) 4.40.078
12 Amirrudin Jamaludin (Malaysia) 4.49.106

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2006...results/men_ip

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when is the cycling on the box in Aus (east coast) damn tv guide doesnt give enough detail.
GO AUSTRALIA
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I just saw snippits of the Mens IP and the Womens 500m TT
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March 16: Womenís 500m time trial

Anna Meares back on top

A Commonwealth Games record time of 34.326 seconds in the 500m time trial has given Anna Meares (Australia) the first gold medal in cycling. Meares, the Olympic champion and world record holder, rode as the last rider, and already had the time of 34.662, set by England's Victoria Pendleton, to beat. But the Queenslander had an excellent ride to shave three tenths of a second off Pendleton's time to take the gold.

In third place was Anna's sister Kerrie Meares, who finished with 35.210.

Results

1 Anna Meares (Australia) 34.326 (52.438 km/h) *Games Record
2 Victoria Pendleton (England) 34.662
3 Kerrie Meares (Australia) 35.210
4 Fiona Carswell (New Zealand) 35.635
5 Elizabeth Williams (New Zealand) 36.104
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March 16: Menís 1,000m time trial

Results

1 Ben Kersten (Australia) 1.01.815
2 Jason Queally (England) 1.01.849
3 Chris Hoy (Scotland) 1.02.071
4 Craig Maclean (Scotland) 1.02.983
5 Hayden Godfrey (New Zealand) 1.03.919
6 Cameron Mackinnon (Canada) 1.05.374
7 Mohamad Hafiz Sufian (Malaysia) 1.06.100
8 Yannik Morin (Canada) 1.07.621
9 Percival Epeli Navolo (Fiji) 1.23.766
10 Vinesh Lal (Fiji) 1.28.113
11 Rakeshwar Lal (Fiji) 1.29.337
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Hoy looked absolutely gutted when he was rolling down. He was as red hot a favourite as anyone in any event at the games. Even the Aussie press was on the bandwagon. You could see him dying after 500m.

How crap were the Aussies in the pursuit?! I hope I'm wrong but I suspect floggings all round in the track endurance events.

Weather is decidedly average in Victoria at the moment, so the track would not have been super quick. 38C last weekend and I'm not even sure it got to 20C today!
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Originally Posted by thunder
classic you forgot to mention Ian Botham is their lead off rider.
Gold to England in the big fat pommy bastard pursuit.
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Originally Posted by classic1
Hoy looked absolutely gutted when he was rolling down. He was as red hot a favourite as anyone in any event at the games. Even the Aussie press was on the bandwagon. You could see him dying after 500m.

How crap were the Aussies in the pursuit?! I hope I'm wrong but I suspect floggings all round in the track endurance events.

Weather is decidedly average in Victoria at the moment, so the track would not have been super quick. 38C last weekend and I'm not even sure it got to 20C today!
yep, Australia were hopeless. Jamo's pb is a 4'22" and he could only do a 4'30".
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i caught the womens 500m and the kilo ( although im sure that the diners of the italian eatery thought i was a bit strange as i looked at their plasma through their windows on my way back ot the shops and got all excited about Baileys run!)

congrats to all involved. esp the Mears girls, top effort.
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oh man, CDN cycling is in the crapper right now.

Anyone know of the CBC television schedule for bike races?
 
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Went out training this morning with the guys from the LBS...and a few international guests. We were lucky enough to host the mens road teams from Belize and Cameroon for a lumpy 80km around Eltham. A cool bunch of guys who obviously love what they do...be interesting to see how they go next sunday.
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My guess would be shiesenhousen....
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Who's the favourite for the road race? We get zero coverage of the games over here.

PS That's Sir Ian 'Big Fat Pommy Bastard' Botham to you.
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Who's the favourite for the road race? We get zero coverage of the games over here.

PS That's Sir Ian 'Big Fat Pommy Bastard' Botham to you.


Australia and South Africa look very strong on paper.
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Originally Posted by classic1
Has anyone seen the reports where the English hint that they think they can break the world record in the Teams Pursuit?
haven't seen anything to that effect over here.
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Originally Posted by ed073
Australia and South Africa look very strong on paper.
But how do they look on the road?
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