(Original post by ForensicShoe)
Germans not doing their share of the work
It's a shame because if we had managed to keep up I'm convinced Cav would have won. So many people went to watch as well and we're nowhere near the front. The Tour De France has clearly taken it's toll.
Must say, it was a brilliant win by Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov. I really though his and Uran's downhill break would not amount to anything. Then the somewhat sneaky last second burst by Vinokourov as everyone was sure Uran would take it! I would be kicking myself if I had looked back at such a fatal moment...
Maybe I'm not patriotic enough but I found the whole incessant 'where are Team GB?!' 'OMG, where is Cav?' 'Will they close the gap?!' 'Will they claw it back?' very annoying. I want to watch a bloody bike race, can you please talk about the other riders! As soon as Vinokourov won it was 'Well Done... Mark Cavendish will be very disappointed, will Bradley Wiggins have enough left for the time trial blah blah blah'.
Granted, we like to see British athletes do well but for such a long race it grated on me a bit... maybe I wouldn't have minded so much but whenever they did talk about other riders the commentators got it wrong so many times! They constantly confused Italy and Russia, got the wrong Colombian, kept mixing up Denmark and Norway and then said Netherlands come third, despite the fact the 3rd place athlete was wearing red and blue and not orange.
I do like Mark Cavendish though and he's had some rotten luck in the Olympics, hope he can get a medal this year.