Where did cycling take place in the 2012 Olympics?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The cycling competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at five venues between 28 July and 12 August. The venues were the London Velopark for track cycling and BMX, and Hadleigh Farm, in Essex, for mountain biking.
Who was the winner of the 2012 Olympic road race?
Lars Boom (Netherlands) leads Philippe Gilbert (Belgium). (Image credit: Bettini Photo) Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) won the gold medal in the men’s road race at the 2012 London Olympic Games, outsprinting his breakaway companion Rigoberto Uran of Colombia.
Where does the Olympic road race start and end?
The 2012 Olympic cycling road race will begin and end in The Mall, it has been revealed. The world’s top riders will compete in the opening weekend of the Games and Team GB has high hopes of medals. The race route takes cyclists from The Mall, through west London and then out to Surrey and back.
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Where was the track cycling at the Olympics?
The venues were the London Velopark for track cycling and BMX, and Hadleigh Farm, in Essex, for mountain biking. The road races took place over a course starting and ending in The Mall in central London and heading out into Surrey, while the time trials started and finished at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond upon Thames.
What was the cycling programme at the 2008 Olympics?
Compared to the cycling at the 2008 Olympics, there were many changes in the Olympic track cycling programme. The men’s and women’s individual pursuit and points race, and the men’s Madison were removed. Team sprint, team pursuit and keirin were added to the women’s programme, while Omnium was a new race for both men and women.
When was the first time cycling was contested in the Olympics?
Cycling events have been contested in every Summer Olympics programme since the first modern Olympiad in 1896 alongside athletics, artistic gymnastics, fencing and swimming. Compared to the cycling at the 2008 Olympics, there were many changes in the Olympic track cycling programme.
Where was the mountain bike at the Olympics?
The Olympic mountain bike event took place at Hadleigh Farm after the UCI labeled the course at Weald Country Park “too easy” in July 2008. It was touted that the course could be created in Wales. A location in Kent was also considered. Cyclists from 74 nations participated at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Where did London win the right to host the 2012 Olympics?
The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50. Tragically, the celebrations in London were short-lived, being overshadowed by bombings on London’s transport system less than 24 hours after the announcement.
Who was eliminated from the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50.