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My my my, all these thumbs down clearly indicate people need to get out more.
"Cavendish proud of team despite medal miss" I dont see why, they didnt achieve anything !!?!!?!!?
it s clear by most of the comments on here that you lot havent got a clue about cycle racing the sort of people who write into points of veiw GET A LIFE
After geting beat up in the Tour-de France I supprised anyone expected this much of him, he won a few stages and was outside the top 5, which is weak leading up to a Olympic games. He's not the best, Sprinting is only one part of it, he has chances to redeem his own performances.
How pathetc! They didn't win because the other teams didn't support us!! Sounds like a 1 year old child blaming their parents because they can't walk. Bunch of looser! So what if it's the 'norm' to support others, IT'S A RACE! Get support from your team mates yes, but if you can't win without support from the rest of the world then you are pretty useless. Maybe you can have all the football teams 'support' the GB team so they can win gold. Glad the over hyped under acheivers lost and CAV will never win an Olympic medal - yipee
Cavendish making a fool of himself was the highlights of the Olympics so far for me. I despise him...such a horrible person. I still remember him completely ignoring his wife and baby daughter when they went up to him after a stage tour just because he was in a bad mood at the outcome and in the midst of a sulking fit. What an odious man-child and emotionally unstable character to boot. ABC. Anyone But Cavendish.
The mens race and the girls race were very similar in the way they unfolded. Seems like the GB girls are smarter than the men.
If we were not so arrogant and concentrated on trying to win the race rather than expecting all the other nations to role over and let us take the gold we might have won. The fact other nations were dragged into it and blamed for the teams failure was amazing, "ye the other teams should have been more support" good god its a competition.............. Glad GB Women were there to show the men how to ride.
Has Cav got attitude?
The other riders from every country should have all helped carry Cav along and then just stopped peddling before the line and let him win. Is that what he was expecting?
look at stuart o gradys comments and then think about what cav is saying! GB were never gonna get any help and the others were happy to nullify them at the risk of not getting anything themselves...its a compliment really,though its a shame too!
mistakes is always a mistake. we learn from it so we can move on. cav you know who you are and what you can do - you already proved it for so many times and always with the british flag. i hope people be more supportive especially at this time.
Cav is a truely awesome sportman. I am sick to death of the media coverage of this... it borders on bullying. The BBC has a very negative approach to our athletes in my view... it hypes them up, and at the same time suggests they may fail... then it lays in to them if they don't deliver. STOP IT .
They may be fit but so thick to a man including the coaching staff. They were out thought simples
Let me explain. 1. Cav could only win the race if there was a bunch sprint at the end. You don't expect Usain Bolt to win the marathon. 2. It is much harder to ride at the front of the group than further back. 3. Nobody was prepared to share the work at the front of the peleton chasing the early breakaways, so the 4 members of team GB had to do it. 4. When a bigger split of fresher riders formed on lap nine there were plenty of people in it who rotated the lead. 5. In contrast, back in the peleton nobody helped team GB chase down the escapees, so team GB (now very tired) once again had to try and do it alone. They failed despite a phenomenal effort. The fact that a cyclist known for climbing came second on a course without challenging climbs gives some idea of the unusual tactical way that the race panned out. My only criticism of team GB is that when plan A started falling apart there was no plan B.
Stop making excuses for Cavendish! They all failed to take into account that the other teams could climb up Box Hill! They thought they would all crumble and they didn't! I think the whole race was a shambles the BBC was awful didn't even know the names of the places they were going through! I now the area very very well I grew up there and had a laugh every time they mentioned a hill it was Box Hill! Even 10 miles out! Cavendish was very rude to a reporter after the race which only made thihngs worse knowing he was sport personallity of the year. So Cavendish get over yourself and stop blaming other things for your failure to take action down the Headley Road when they all sped past you! You have a job to catch a car if it overtakes you there let alone catch a bike!
Bit silly for cavendish to say other teams didn't want us to win it's a race
At the end of the day he lost, all the hype and expectations and he blew it - fact. Maybe it would be better not to make wild predictions and to keep a low profile until you have something to shout about
It was obviously disappointing that our lads did not win the gold on Saturday, but if you study how the race went we did all we could. Our lads are hero's to a man, and we should all applaud what they have done this year. The only negative for me was that after my wife and I travelled to London to watch the race outside Buckingham Palace we had to depend on friends texts to inform us how the race was panning out because there was no screen to actually watch the race. It did mean the atmosphere was lacking although the Manx spectators tried to keep our peckers up. Fingers crossed now that Bradley is not burnt out for the time trial Pete Cambridge
maybe cav and wiggo took the wrong drugs look at the tour mmm
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