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Mountain Bike Cycling at the Summer Olympic Games 2016

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Mountain Bike Cycling at the Summer Olympic Games 2016

 

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Competition Details
City :BRA Rio de Janeiro :BRA
Dates August 20th - August 21st, 2016
Venue Mountain Bike Centre
Website Official Website

 

 

Official Schedule
Day 15 Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Day 15
Time (GMT -3) Event Stage

12:30 - 14:30

Women's Cross-Country Final
Day 16 Sunday, August 21st, 2016 Day 16
Time (GMT -3) Event Stage

12:30 - 14:30

Men's Cross-Country Final

 

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:ITA Italian Team :ITA 

 

Men's

Marco Aurelio Fontana

Luca Braidot

Andrea Tiberi

 

Women's

Eva Lechner

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Dutch media are reporting Peter Sagan will get the only Slovak ticket for the MTB in Rio...hckosice, any truth to that or will he, as planned, be the second Slovak in the MTB race?

 

It'd be quite horrible if he would indeed be the only one.. 

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36 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Dutch media are reporting Peter Sagan will get the only Slovak ticket for the MTB in Rio...hckosice, any truth to that or will he, as planned, be the second Slovak in the MTB race?

 

It'd be quite horrible if he would indeed be the only one.. 

 

Is google translate messing with me or what? :yikes:

 

According to this article on Slovak Olympic Committee website, Sagan will compete ONLY in mountain bike. While their mountain bike athlete Martin Haring will compete on road.

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8 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Is google translate messing with me or what? :yikes:

 

According to this article on Slovak Olympic Committee website, Sagan will compete ONLY in mountain bike. While their mountain bike athlete Martin Haring will compete on road.

 

That's at least what the danish sports news say.

Apparently he decided already in january not to start, as he thought there was too much climbing. 
If that is so, I guess I've really underestimated the route.

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2 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

That's at least what the danish sports news say.

Apparently he decided already in january not to start, as he thought there was too much climbing. 
If that is so, I guess I've really underestimated the route.

 

So because of too much climbing on road course he chose MOUNTAIN biking instead? :d Wow, I don't get that.

 

Anyway, his chance for medal in mountain bike is zero. No way he can keep up with the likes of Schurter and Absalon.

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6 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

So because of too much climbing on road course he chose MOUNTAIN biking instead? :d Wow, I don't get that.

 

Anyway, his chance for medal in mountain bike is zero. No way he can keep up with the likes of Schurter and Absalon.

Of course mountain biking isn't specifically climbing :p

 

And yeah, the course is seriously hard. This is not made for Sagan :d

 

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4 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

So because of too much climbing on road course he chose MOUNTAIN biking instead? :d Wow, I don't get that.

 

Anyway, his chance for medal in mountain bike is zero. No way he can keep up with the likes of Schurter and Absalon.

 

Even with the name, the elevation isn't quite as much ;)

I don't think I would say zero (mainly because I haven't seen him on a Mountain bike course), but there's no doubt that it will be very tough.

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I think in MTB Sagan has a higher medal chance in Rio than on the road. Which doesn't mean he has a high medal chance, only that I think it's higher than on the road :p 

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2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Of course mountain biking isn't specifically climbing :p

 

Yes, but climbing is a most significant part. :p

 

And race tactics is completely different than road cycling, with cyclists often going full power from the start... Definitely not something that Sagan is used to.

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1 minute ago, dcro said:

 

Yes, but climbing is a most significant part. :p

 

And race tactics is completely different than road cycling, with cyclists often going full power from the start... Definitely not something that Sagan is used to.

Though on the other hand, if there's one person in the road peloton that might pull it off, it's Sagan :p 

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Dutch media are reporting Peter Sagan will get the only Slovak ticket for the MTB in Rio...hckosice, any truth to that or will he, as planned, be the second Slovak in the MTB race?

 

It'd be quite horrible if he would indeed be the only one.. 

 

27 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Is google translate messing with me or what? :yikes:

 

According to this article on Slovak Olympic Committee website, Sagan will compete ONLY in mountain bike. While their mountain bike athlete Martin Haring will compete on road.

 

17 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

That's at least what the danish sports news say.

Apparently he decided already in january not to start, as he thought there was too much climbing. 
If that is so, I guess I've really underestimated the route.

 

 

exact thats the final statement, Peter will compete in MTB and Martin Haring (MTB specialist) will start in road race.

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