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Road Cycling Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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hckosice    1,698

Looks nice.

 

Hopefully we´ll finally be able to qualify more than 1 rider (last time it happens also in Asia in 2008) and thus our cyclist will finally be able to fight for medal. Our cycling is still waiting for a Olympic medal, now it will be 44 years ! when the last Slovak athlete won a medal in cycling under the five rings

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Olympian1010    150
43 minutes ago, phelps said:

Olympic Road Race courses revealed...and we're gonna have some tough, really tough races...especially the men's one...

https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/notice/20180809-01.html

The Tokyo 1964 games were infamous for the closet ever finish in Olympic cycling. It appears that organizers want to make it an interesting course and race again. I’m very excited to see the men’s course in action, but the women’s course seems a bit mundane. However, the difference in courses may give us 2 very different race, which would be highly entertaining.

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Olympian1010    150
23 minutes ago, hckosice said:

Looks nice.

 

Hopefully we´ll finally be able to qualify more than 1 rider (last time it happens also in Asia in 2008) and thus our cyclist will finally be able to fight for medal. Our cycling is still waiting for a Olympic medal, now it will be 44 years ! when the last Slovak athlete won a medal in cycling under the five rings

Don’t worry Sagan will get you the mountain biking gold :champion::p

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phelps    446
4 ore fa, Olympian1010 ha scritto:

The Tokyo 1964 games were infamous for the closet ever finish in Olympic cycling. It appears that organizers want to make it an interesting course and race again. I’m very excited to see the men’s course in action, but the women’s course seems a bit mundane. However, the difference in courses may give us 2 very different race, which would be highly entertaining.

 

I still think that the women would eventually find their course also very tough...for them there's no need of a Tourmalet/Mortirolo kind of climb to make a big difference...

 

meanwhile I hope Nibali would finally have his revenge after the unlucky Rio ending of his Olympic campaign...this course seems to be really good for him...

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AlFHg    77
1 minuto fa, phelps ha scritto:

meanwhile I hope Nibali would finally have his revenge after the unlucky Rio ending of his Olympic campaign...this course seems to be really good for him...

It would be epic, but for that time I think the leader will/should be Aru, Nibali is getting older

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phelps    446
2 minuti fa, AlFHg ha scritto:

It would be epic, but for that time I think the leader will/should be Aru, Nibali is getting older

 

Aru has no talent (he was only lucky -and very suspicious- in his only good run at the Giro a few years ago)...if they make the mistake to count on him to win a medal, it would end up in an epic fail for us...:facepalm:

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heywoodu    2,972
4 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

The Tokyo 1964 games were infamous for the closet ever finish in Olympic cycling. It appears that organizers want to make it an interesting course and race again. I’m very excited to see the men’s course in action, but the women’s course seems a bit mundane. However, the difference in courses may give us 2 very different race, which would be highly entertaining.

I don't think it matters much for the women's course, there's just two options: a course purely for sprinters (Wild, Dideriksen), and something that's not. The depth is just so small yet that there are not a lot of specialists. 

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