Olympic Track Sprints

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Kallton
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Olympic Track Sprints

Postby Kallton » 16 Aug 2016, 11:13am

Does anyone know why we have had 2 riders in the Sprint? I thought each nation was only allowed 1, may have been mentioned in UK TV coverage but on holiday so missed it

davkt8
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Re: Olympic Track Sprints

Postby davkt8 » 16 Aug 2016, 1:08pm

Nope 2 allowed for the sprint, all the entry quotas are explained here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_a ... lification

Postboxer
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Re: Olympic Track Sprints

Postby Postboxer » 16 Aug 2016, 6:40pm

Think it's different than 2012 though isn't it? Thought we could only send one, Jason Kenny, after having both he and Hoy in the final in 2008.

Kallton
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Re: Olympic Track Sprints

Postby Kallton » 16 Aug 2016, 8:45pm

Thanks for that, bit confused as in 2012 we had the debate over Hoy or Kenny obviously different for this one

Tangled Metal
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Re: Olympic Track Sprints

Postby Tangled Metal » 16 Aug 2016, 9:02pm

Read elsewhere that you get one but if your nation.qualifies for team Sprint you get a second. Not sure how true since it was from a forum post.