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Report nugget August 16, 2016 11:08 PM BST
Imagine if it was the Russian team who were achieving the results that team GB's cyclists are.  I'm sure more than a few eyebrows would be raised.
Report nugget August 16, 2016 11:27 PM BST
When most other competitors are fading team gb cyclists seem to be able to tap into extra reserves of energy.  Amazing speed endurance.  They simply don't slow down as they are able to stave off the

slowing effects of fatigue.

A trait displayed uniformly throughout the whole team.
Report burger07 August 16, 2016 11:39 PM BST
Report nugget August 17, 2016 12:54 AM BST
Report n88uk August 17, 2016 3:55 PM BST
I would say a lot of it is they seem to have more speed ultimately than their competitors rather than necessarily speed endurance. When they turn on the afterburners they eat up the ground of their competitors. I don't really think it's likely any foul play is at hand, it's more down to the investment in the UK in cycling, the improvement in performance is strongly linked with the boost in funding.
Report wisewords August 19, 2016 2:24 PM BST
They've got the best bikes, innit?
Report CJ70 August 20, 2016 10:03 AM BST

Aug 19, 2016 -- 8:24AM, wisewords wrote:

They've got the best bikes, innit?

There's no way of ever telling. They might have extraordinarily expensive bikes that are a tenth worse in competition conditions over their previous bikes.

Report nugget August 21, 2016 2:09 AM BST
I especially enjoyed Cavendish getting within 2 seconds of Bradley Wiggins' olympic record in the individual pursuit.

I don't think you're giving enough credit where it's due if you think increased funding always guarantees results.
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