Olympics: 67 Women of Rugged Determination

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Olympics Men's Cycling Road Race in action
Olympics Men’s Cycling Road Race in action. Photo: Sujith Chandran

67 Women of Rugged Determination!, doing the thrilling 140km Olympic Cycling Road Race: This “peloton” of highly toned legs, is lugging it out through the hills, entering the Box Hill circuit in Surrey(supposed to be one of Britain’s best bike rides)..

Starting from Buckingham Palace, and covering almost 70km into the race, they reached here for 2 laps of ~15km circuit on the hills.. (during the 2nd lap a group of 4 did a “Breakaway” from this group and maintained their lead) before returning to London for the finish- that happened during a bout of torrential downpour..

an electric sprint finish in 3h:35:29 for both Gold and Silver!!..( Dutchwoman Marianne Vos and the 23yr-old Brit, Lizzie Armitstead bringing the first medal to Team GB, separated by a few inches at finish, after more than 3 and half hours of racing!)

“Great stamina, powerful acceleration and a smart strategy are essential to success in Road Cycling”..
Hugely popular, well over 1million people lined the streets during the weekend’s cycling road races,
with men’s race of 250kms the previous day, through the same route but doing 9laps of the BoxHill circuit (compared to 2 laps in the case of women’s race)

Olympics Women’s cycling race : Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead wins silver medal , which was Britain’s first medal of the 2012 London Olympics. Congratulations !

Here’s a link to the Medallists of the Women’s Cycling Road Race of the 2012 London Olympics.

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