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OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events only

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:02 pm
by prendrefeu
What are your predictions for the cycling events for the 2012 Olympics?

Events:

Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - ???
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - ???
Women's Road Race (WRR) - ???
Women's Time Trial (WTT) - ???

Mountain
Men's Cross Country (MCC) - ???
Women's Cross Country (WCC) - ???

Track
Men's Sprint - ???
Men's Keirin - ???
Men's Omnium - ???
Men's Team Sprint - ???
Men's Team Pursuit - ???
Women's Sprint - ???
Women's Keirin - ???
Women's Omnium- ???
Women's Team Sprint- ???
Women's Team Pursuit

BMX
Men's BMX - ???
Women's BMX - ???

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:31 pm
by Tapeworm
Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - Cavendish (GB)
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - Cancellara (Swi)
Women's Road Race (WRR) - Marianne Vos (Ned)
Women's Time Trial (WTT) - Emma Pooley (GB)

Mountain
Men's Cross Country (MCC) - ???
Women's Cross Country (WCC) - ???

Track
Men's Sprint - Shane Perkins (Aus)
Men's Keirin - Sir Chris Hoy (GB)
Men's Omnium -
Men's Team Sprint - Germany
Men's Team Pursuit - Australia.....(but probably GB)
Women's Sprint - Pendleton (GB)
Women's Keirin - Meares (Aus)
Women's Omnium-
Women's Team Sprint - Australia
Women's Team Pursuit - GB

BMX
Men's BMX - ???
Women's BMX - ???[/quote]

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:31 pm
by Weenie

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:49 pm
by LittleSprinter
I don't really follow cycling outside of MRR.

But would love to see Boonen or Fabian win gold and then whoever wins it double up with the rainbow stripes in a few months. It would be interesting to see if Evald has it in his legs to make a stance for the road race after the Tour.

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:50 pm
by prendrefeu
Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - Sagan (SK)
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - Cancellara (CH) (Wiggins Silver)
Women's Road Race (WRR) - Kristin Armstrong (US) or Judith Arndt (DE)
Women's Time Trial (WTT) - Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FR) or Kristin Armstrong (US)

Mountain
Men's Cross Country (MCC) - Julien Absalon (FR), Nino Schurter Silver (CH)
Women's Cross Country (WCC) - Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FR)

Track
Men's Sprint - Grégory Baugé (FR)
Men's Keirin - Sir Chris Hoy (GB)
Men's Omnium - Jack Bobrdige (Aus) - I also think Hosung Cho (KR) and Zachary Bell (CA) might do surprisingly well.

Men's Team Sprint - Germany
Men's Team Pursuit - Australia
Women's Sprint - Her Hotness Victoria Pendleton (GB)
Women's Keirin - Anna Meares (AU)
Women's Omnium - Sarah Hammer (US)
Women's Team Sprint- Germany
Women's Team Pursuit - Great Britain

BMX
Men's BMX - Maris Stromberg (LV)
Women's BMX - Magalie Potter (FR)

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:26 pm
by afalts
prendrefeu wrote:Women's Cross Country (WCC) - Maja Wlosczcowska (PL), Pauline Ferrand-Prevot silver (FR)


Wouldn't put money on Maja, she pulled out of the Olympics after breaking some bones and tearing tendons in her right foot.

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:37 pm
by prendrefeu
Damn! I guess I missed that bit of news.
Pauline (my dream girlfriend) will take the gold then. :mrgreen:

Edited the original.

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:56 pm
by denzity
Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - Cav
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - Wiggo
Women's Road Race (WRR) - Kristin Armstrong
Women's Time Trial (WTT) - Kristin Armstrong

Track
Men's Sprint - Bauge (though I hope it's Kenny as I have tickets to the final!!!)
Men's Keirin - Hoy
Men's Omnium - Zachary Bell
Men's Team Sprint - GB
Men's Team Pursuit - GB
Women's Sprint - Vicky Pendleton
Women's Keirin - Anna Meares
Women's Omnium- Laura Trott (Come on Laura!!)
Women's Team Sprint - GB
Women's Team Pursuit - GB

With me being British the above comes off one-sided, but I'd gladly put some money where my mouth is :lol:

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:59 pm
by djconnel
MRR: Cavendish a lock. Sagan can't outsprint Cav and Britain will bring back any Sagan attack.
WRR: Vos is the Eddy Merckx of women's racing right now. Virtual lock.
MTT: Candidates are Tony Martin, Fabian Cancellara, Taylor Phinney, and Bradley Wiggins. Martin was hurt in Tour. Cancellara seems to have lost a bit. Phinney is on the way up but lacks experience at that distance. So Wiggins is my pick. Phinney a surprise second, Cancelara third.
WTT: Armstrong has been so dominant... I'll go with her.

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:22 am
by wingguy
Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - Cav
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - Wiggins (Can't pick between the three so going on purely nationalistic lines :P )

Track
Men's Sprint - Bauge
Men's Keirin - Hoy
Men's Omnium - ???
Men's Team Sprint - Aus
Men's Team Pursuit - GB
Women's Sprint - Pendleton (Again - nationalistic!)
Women's Keirin - Meares
Women's Omnium- Trott
Women's Team Sprint- Aus
Women's Team Pursuit- GB

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:00 am
by Kasparz
prendrefeu wrote:BMX
Men's BMX - Maris Stromberg (LV)

:podium:

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 pm
by Sprinter
Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - Greipel
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - Wiggins
Women's Road Race (WRR) - Arndt
Women's Time Trial (WTT) - Ardnt

Mountain
Men's Cross Country (MCC) - Kulhavy
Women's Cross Country (WCC) - Dahle

Track
Men's Sprint - Bauge
Men's Keirin - Hoy
Men's Omnium - O'Shea
Men's Team Sprint - Germany
Men's Team Pursuit - Australia
Women's Sprint - Meares
Women's Keirin - Meares
Women's Omnium- Edmondson
Women's Team Sprint- Australia
Women's Team Pursuit - UK

BMX
Men's BMX - Willoughby
Women's BMX - Reade

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:04 pm
by Sprinter
prendrefeu wrote:Road
Men's Omnium - Jack Bobrdige (Aus)


Jack's not riding the Omnium.

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:09 pm
by MattSoutherden
denzity wrote:Women's Omnium- Laura Trott (Come on Laura!!)


COME ON TROTTY!

Will we see the first ever vomit on an Olympic podium? :lol:

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:50 pm
by devinci
Mountain

Men's Cross Country (MCC) - Nino Schurter
Women's Cross Country (WCC) - Georgia Ghould or Catharine Pendrel

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:50 pm
by Weenie

Re: OIympics (2012, London) Predictions - cycling events onl

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:22 pm
by JamieL
Road
Men's Road Race (MRR) - Really hard to pick...Gerrans maybe
Men's Time Trial (MTT) - Wiggins
Women's Road Race (WRR) - Arndt
Women's Time Trial (WTT) - Pooley

Mountain
Men's Cross Country (MCC) - Absalon
Women's Cross Country (WCC) - ??

Track
Men's Sprint - Bauge
Men's Keirin - Hoy
Men's Omnium - Zach Bell
Men's Team Sprint - GB
Men's Team Pursuit - Australia - GB final with a GB win
Women's Sprint - Pendleton
Women's Keirin - Meares
Women's Omnium- ??
Women's Team Sprint- Australia
Women's Team Pursuit - UK

BMX
Men's BMX - ??
Women's BMX - Reade