On saturday 28 th of july , I went London to 'try' to make some pictures of the Men Olympic Road Race ..in order to make a picture-coverage of the atmosphere overthere. What very much suprised me was the fact that the English fans seemed to find it very normal ( in fact they were sure ..) that Cavendish was going to win and to give Great Britain his first gold of the Olympics 2012 ... I discussed with a copple of English fans , they were 100 % sure of a Golden Cav .. This showed to me that the British still don't understand 'road-cycling' - they think it's like soccer , athletics or track ( where normally the best guy always wins ..) but it's very difficult to make them understand that..cycling is also a matter of tactics !!!
Up to the pics :
Nearby the Olympic village a huge Chris Hoy is watching the crowd , Sir Hoy as Big Brother himself ...
So , is this - according to the Londoners - how 'cycling' finally existed ...???
Up to the race now , i managed to get me a spot in the crowd at about 6 kilometers from the finish near Putney Bridge . Some pictures of the huge crowd along the road overthere ..
great spot up there - he must have had a great view !
To the race ..
Vino and Uran had just set up the decisive attack ..
Followed by group 1
and finally the peloton .....
where Mister Wiggins had his turbo on full-going ...
...and also testing for 4 days later where he would finally give team GB the gold
Gold that Mister Vino took away that saturday-afternoon and so turned the whole British nation into deep sadness ..
NO 'RULE BRITTANIA' on 28-07-2012 !
all pics : © PVerhoest 2012