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What Are Your Thoughts About Female Cycling

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My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

United States

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Here is an interesting piece from Emma Polley from Cyclingnews:


I had thought that the british cycling program was helping both men and women.

I had not realized that Team Sky doesn't support professional female cyclists like most of the other professional teams do.

Does that mean that David Brailswood doesn't like women!
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

United States

#2 Sep 7, 2012
I don't know how well the women's cycling at the London Games were covered in your area, but here in the US, NBC did a lousy job of it.

We knew who the medal winners were in the Women's Time Trial before we ever were able to see that race.

For me, NBC sucks and was the worst network in ever covering any major sporting events, much less a summer olympics.
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

United States

#3 Sep 10, 2012
I think the British people set the standard and definitely led by their example in being true cycling fans through their appearences at both the men's and women's road races and individuals time trials there in London during the olympic games.

Many thought that the women's road race was far more interesting then that of the men's and I certainly found it more enjoyable.

Just a shame that NBC did such a lousy job of coverage, which was heard and read all over the Internet forums.

Cycling fans had even recently criticized the cycling magazine of be biased against the women cycling racers as they don't do a more decent job in covering their part in cycling.

The same sports fan attitudes had begun circulating around the forums in relation to the paralympics.

Some sports fans pointed out how much better attention could have been attained if the Paralympics has been shown world wide before the London Olympics had begun.

I'm curious here and would ask if any of you here are or were ablew to see the Paralympics in your area as NBC isn't showing those games here in the US.

Or do you even care about female athletes and paralympic athletes?

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