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Old 08-05-2016, 11:11 PM   #61
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:13 PM   #62
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Fuck I wasn't prepared. The timing of events appears to be great for those of us on the east coast of Aus. But I'm hungover and didn't even know the ceremony was on. Damn
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Repeat/highlights at 7pm on CH7.
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Watching now, pretty cool. There was a bit just before the first flight bit that was really awesome, it was like a video game. Also the song playing during Gisele's bit was cool.
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i'm definitely excited for the men's road cycling race on saturday morning. it's a great course - it has big hills and cobblestones like a belgian classic (those are usually awesome, exciting races), and there is a wide range of top cyclists who can excel on this course and have pretty much all said they're going all out for gold.

if you're at all interested in watching cycling but can't get into a 3-week race like the tour de france, this will be the best time to watch without a doubt.


Are there really cobblestones? It's still a climber's race though isn't it? We've barely got a chance I think.
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One day I'll learn about cycling, it's still boring as shit to me to watch. Rowing as well is not a great spectator sport. Thank god the table tennis is on our third channel. Hilarious shit.
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Was just watching the women's 10m air rifle - as far as I can see it's just advanced Buck Hunter
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Are there really cobblestones? It's still a climber's race though isn't it? We've barely got a chance I think.
yup, there's nasty friggin cobblers and they're going over them four times, twice more. three circuits with an actual climb near the end.



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One day I'll learn about cycling, it's still boring as shit to me to watch.
as of right now they're pretty well exactly 90 km into this, 152 km left to go.

today is absolutely the time to watch. this race is amazing and it's not even halfway over. the scenery is great, there's always something going on (crashes, mechanical problems, fast descending) cause of the cobbles and the climbs in this circuit, flip it on and if you want i can answer any questions you might have to help you make sense of it dude.
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It's a great race. These cobblestones are incredibly tricky. And the scenery
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i got up a bit too late to see the very first part of the race and missed most of the black section on the map as they went to the first circuit, i imagine that portion going back is going to be gorgeous.
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the tv coverage is absolutely terrible, though. there needs to be more information on the screen - time gap and distance at a bare minimum. you'd hardly know there's a breakaway if you haven't been paying close attention. it's going to be difficult to follow once gaps open up on the last climbs.
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i think whatever director was responsible for the video broadcast (each country has the same video but their own commentary) got sacked about half an hour ago and replaced with someone who actually has some knowledge of cycling.
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this might be the best single-day race i've ever seen.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:42 PM   #74
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he had an incredible ride. the best man definitely won today. fuglsang and majka are also well deserving medalists. what a race.
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