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Final medal results for the men's omnium event on August 5: - GOLD: Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark) - SILVER: Bryan Coquard (France) - BRONZE: Edward Clancy (GREAT BRITAIN) Link: http://www.london20

August 6 sees that Olympic medals are handed out in the men's individual sprint event. Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/schedule-and-results/day=6-august/all-day.html

Sigh, envy is a bitter cup. Two men and a lot of lottery money. Chris Boardman and Dave Brailsford. Boardman is a technogeek and developed the marginal gains team. Brailsford is like Napoleon, ruthle

Don't think I've ever seen a British sports team in any discipline that fills me with as much confidence as our Cyclists do at the moment. You just get the feeling every time they are on the track they will be there or there abouts at the end. Incredible performance so far!

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Final medal results in the following events for August 3.

Women's Keirin:

- GOLD: Victoria Pendleton (GREAT BRITAIN)

- SILVER: GUO Shuang (China)

- BRONZE: LEE Wai Sze (Hong Kong, China)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/women-keirin/phase=ctw008100/index.html

Men's Team Pursuit:

- GOLD: GREAT BRITAIN

- SILVER: Australia

- BRONZE: New Zealand

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/men-team-pursuit/phase=ctm402100/index.html

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It's normal. The time is counted at the end when the third rider crosses the line. The fourth isn't important.

That's strange. Why bother to have 4 cyclists then? Just have 3.

Also, I saw another cycling event tonight where it was 8 laps, but the first 5 laps they all cycled slowly behind this motorcycle guy for 5 laps, and they weren't allowed to change positions or anything. Then the motorcycle left with 3 laps to go and the race started with people going fast and trying to take the lead and stuff. What's the point of the motorcycle? Just make it 3 laps if you don't want them to race for 8 laps.

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It's all strange at first but makes the event once you get used to it - cycling is as much about tactics as it is pure speed.

A shame the Madison and Scratch Race have been taken out, but some decent events in the Omnium - really like the Eliminator race where it's basically last across the line at the end of each lap (or might be every other) is eliminated until a winner is declared.

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I can't help thinking the UCI loathe British success. They've only permitted one participant per nation in the individual events, they change the events themselves. They moreorless accused the brits of cheating with technology, so UK Cycling made all the equipment available for sale to the public and they let other teams train extensively in the velodrome, unlike Beijing, unlike Athens and indeed, unlike Sydney, as Dave Brailsford has pointed out. I'm glad the british cyclists have given them a thumb in the eye. Whilst I sympathise with federations not wanting a single nation to dominate, they didn't seem to mind when France, Australia and Japan dominated track cycling. Probably something to do with the Japanese bribes that the BBC exposed, actually, it's no wonder they hate the British ...

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Final medal results for the women's team pursuit event on August 4:

- GOLD: GREAT BRITAIN

- SILVER: United States

- BRONZE: Canada

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/women-team-pursuit/phase=ctw402100/index.html

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Final medal results for the men's omnium event on August 5:

- GOLD: Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)

- SILVER: Bryan Coquard (France)

- BRONZE: Edward Clancy (GREAT BRITAIN)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/men-omnium/phase=ctm010100/index.html

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Questions now being asked about Britains dominance in track and road cycling, especially here in France. No one is accusing the British of using performance drugs , but questions about their equipment - which they don't talk about openly and actually hide away after each race.

French officials have been left perplexed, and there is chatter among other teams too, including Australia. How did Britain get so good , so fast?

Hard work ? wheels of magic ? Personally, I have no idea.

Having said that, they are an amazing team, and their coach is certainly talented. I suppose it would just be better for the sport if the British were more open about their 'tools'.

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Sigh, envy is a bitter cup.

Two men and a lot of lottery money. Chris Boardman and Dave Brailsford. Boardman is a technogeek and developed the marginal gains team. Brailsford is like Napoleon, ruthless - he broke the gentleman's club of british cycling, brought in Australian and German trainers. He's tough. I mean, who else would dare tell Chris Hoy he couldn't race in the sprint?

Interesting link below, Boardman explains about the technology.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/17635921

I can understand French frustrations, but Isabelle Gautheron (French technical director) needs to have evidence before she spreads rumours. It was very amusing to see her frantically try to row back her comments today. I think a lawyer may have spoken to her ....

The French won't accuse the British of performance drug taking - not with Bauge's lamentable drug test history, although I have to say, I thought he was a complete gentleman during the medal ceremony.

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I'm sure after Beijing the UCI forced teams to put their equipment out in the "open market" at reasonable cost so that any team could buy into it. This was in direct response to the same tired accusations against British dominance that apparently the French are still going on about now. That move was supposed to stop British domination. It didn't.

Furthermore, this is the first Olympics in a while that the velodrome has not only been open to rival teams months before, but has also hosted a World Cup. One of the Canadian team said she was massively surprised the British had allowed their velodrome to be used for a world cup event only months before the Games, as they'd expected us - like past hosts - to keep it to ourselves.

So the equipment is on the open market and we've foregone the usual home advantage with the venue that a host nation normally enjoys.

But if people will moan....

As for hiding the equipment, I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is the team getting its own back. People accuse Team GB with no evidence to try to unsettle our cyclists, so why not turn the tables, up the ante and add to the paranoia? Certainly if I was being accused with no evidence I'd be tempted to wind people up a bit! :lol:

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Final medal results in the men's sprint for August 6:

- GOLD: Jason Kenny (GREAT BRITAIN)

- SILVER: Gregory Bauge (France)

- BRONZE: Shane Perkins (Australia)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/men-sprint/phase=ctm001100/index.html

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The velodrome will see its final 3 events for London 2012. On August 7, Olympic medals will be handed out in the following events:

- Men's Keirin;

- Women's Omnium; and,

- Women's Sprint.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/schedule-and-results/day=7-august/all-day.html

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2 more Golds for GB, 1 for Trott and the other for Hoy. Sadly Pendleton could only nab the Silver after being beaten by Meares.

I'm sure after Beijing the UCI forced teams to put their equipment out in the "open market" at reasonable cost so that any team could buy into it. This was in direct response to the same tired accusations against British dominance that apparently the French are still going on about now. That move was supposed to stop British domination. It didn't.

Yeah completely. Boardman just stated on the BBC commentary that the Bikes GB use have been on the open market for the past 2 years and yet no other team in the World has bothered to enquire about them. The fault is with them, not the GB team.

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Final medal results for the following events on August 7.

Men's Keirin:

- GOLD: Chris Hoy (GREAT BRITAIN)

- SILVER: Maximillian Levy (Germany)

- BRONZE 1: Simon van Velthooven (New Zealand)

- BRONZE 2: Teun Mulder (Netherlands)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/men-keirin/phase=ctm008100/index.html

Women's Omnium:

- GOLD: Laura Trott (GREAT BRITAIN)

- SILVER: Sarah Hammer (United States)

- BRONZE: Annette Edmondson (Australia)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/women-omnium/phase=ctw010100/index.html

Women's Sprint:

- GOLD: Anna Meares (Australia)

- SILVER: Victoria Pendleton (GREAT BRITAIN)

- BRONZE: GUO Shuang (China)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-track/event/women-sprint/phase=ctw001100/index.html

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Have to agree...And the future looks bright after this morning's results.

Just need to get the new Velodrome built out at Cambridge. Dumb place to put it but there we go.

Mind you Auckland is looking at building their own.

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Now that the road and track cycling events are done, it is time to move on to the BMX events. Today (August 8) sees that both the men and women BMX bikers do their seeding runs.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-bmx/schedule-and-results/day=8-august/all-day.html

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The quarterfinals, for the men, in the BMX event highlight the August 9 schedule, before the Olympic medals are handed out the next day.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-bmx/schedule-and-results/day=9-august/all-day.html

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