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Another medal for US women cyclists at Olympics

Georgia Gould

Congratulations to US cyclist Georgia Gould, who is bringing home the bronze medal in Olympic mountain biking after trailing gold medal winner Julie Bresset of France.

The Fort Collins, Colorado, mountain biker missed a silver medal by just 6 seconds, but couldn’t close the gap to Sabine Spitz of Germany. Bresset, 23, won by 1:02 …

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Sarah Hammer nails another silver medal at track cycling

Women's omnium

US cyclist Sarah Hammer is bringing home another silver medal after finishing second to Great Britain’s Laura Trott in the omnium at the London Olympics.

Hammer was leading before the final of six events that make up the omnium, but the 500-meter time trial is not her best event. She lost to Trott by one …

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Podium finish for US women in track cycling

Team Canada finishes team pursuit

Congratulations to the US women’s pursuit cycling team for winning an Olympic silver medal at the London Velodome on Saturday.

They lost by 5 seconds in the two-team finals to an incredibly fast British team that set another world record in the 3 kilometer event. Canada won the bronze.

Riding for the US in the …

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Repeat gold performance by US woman at Olympics; men’s results

Kristin Armstrong, gold medalist

American Kristin Armstrong won her second career Olympic gold medal on Wednesday in the individual time trial cycling event.

The victory by the 38-year-old Boise, Idaho, resident was made all the more remarkable by her recovery from a broken collarbone suffered during a similar event at the Exergy Tour prologue at the end of May.

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A slippery ride to Olympic gold in women’s road race

Marianne Vos, The Netherlands

After creating a four-woman breakaway with about 25 miles to go in the women’s Olympic road race, Marianne Vos took a three-way sprint finish to win a gold medal for The Netherlands on Sunday.

The 87-mile course was washed in rain showers several times during the 3-hour 35-minute road race, making for slick riding.  American …

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No one could have predicted this finish for Gold in Olympic road race

Alexander Vinokourov interviewed after race on live feed from Olympics.

The pre-race hype was all about the Brits — Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and multiple stage winner Mark Cavendish — taking the first gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

At the finish of the Olympic road race on their home turf in London, however, it was a 38-year-old flash from the past who …

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Olympic cycling begins on Saturday; live streaming of cycing events

For cycling fans, couch and Internet surfing the London Olympics should be a medal sport. It will take Olympic-sized proportions of skill and stamina to keep up with events over the next two weeks.

There are 13 days of cycling events in road cycling, track cycling, BMX and cross-country, and 16 gold medals will be awarded to men and women.

NBC and NBCSports is airing many of these events, but you can be assured that many will be delayed until later in the day. For those who want to see the action live, NBC is providing a live, online video stream….

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Choices for US Olympic road cycling team raise questions; final roster

Last week’s announcement of the US road cycling squad for the London Olympics included many of the fresher faces in cycling.

That’s great that the younger cyclists get a chance, but if you’re like me, then you probably wondered why so many of the “old pros” were left off the final list.

Cyclists such as Tyler Farrar, Timmy Duggan, Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, and Chris Horner (the only older pro) are certainly all deserving.

But how about long-time pros like George Hincapie …

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