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Shit-Talking German Track Cyclist Loses Seat During Sprint, Wins Gold Medal Anyway Shit-Talking German Track Cyclist Loses Seat During Sprint, Wins Gold Medal Anyway

British track cyclists have thus far dominated the velodrome at the Rio Olympics. They have 11 medals, while no other country has more than two. The women’s sprint gold medal was one of the few that got away, as Germany’s Kristina Vogel defeated Rebecca James this afternoon to take the win.

High-Speed Track Cycling Crash Takes Out Three Riders, Hospitalizes One High-Speed Track Cycling Crash Takes Out Three Riders, Hospitalizes One

Track cycling crashes are ugly. Riders can reach over 40 MPH on their sprints, and falling at that speed can often leave you with skin burns, which half of the Australian team suffered when they crashed a week ago.

Dutch Cyclist Rides Fully Horizontal On Wall To Avoid Crash Dutch Cyclist Rides Fully Horizontal On Wall To Avoid Crash

Keirin is a track cycling event where racers start behind a motorized pace vehicle, then more or less sprint it out for two kilometers. During the final lap of heat two at the women’s keirin this morning, French rider Virginie Cueff tried to budge her way into the outside lane so she could try and swing over for the…

High-Speed Training Crash Sends Australian Track Cyclist To The Hospital High-Speed Training Crash Sends Australian Track Cyclist To The Hospital

The Olympic road races were full of nasty crashes, including Samad Pourseyedi’s header into a concrete wall and Annemiek Van Vleuten’s head-over-heels tumble at speed. Thankfully, the Olympics are done with the treacherous descent of the Vista Chinesa. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any more bike…

The Rio Olympics Velodrome Is Just Never Going To Get Built, Huh The Rio Olympics Velodrome Is Just Never Going To Get Built, Huh

The run up to the Rio Olympics has been marred by concerns over Zika virus, a political meltdown, a massive doping crisis, crumbling infrastructure, and a bay filled with human shit. The list of problems is so long and populated with strange issues that it’s easy to overlook another, far more typical fuck up: the Rio…

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