Olympic Cycling Road Race – Women

THIS was a race to watch.

We picked a different viewing spot today and watched the Olympic women road race cyclists race out of Richmond Gate and on to Richmond Bridge. We thought that was a scary corner. Downhill coming from the park and then a sharp left turn…

The one thing you don’t get watching these races from the side of the road is the nail-biting finish. I always need to check later who actually won. What you do get though are the things that you don’t get to see on TV…

The many police motorcyclists warming up us spectators getting us ready for the cyclist. You don’t get to see the policemen posing on their motorcycles, high-fiving the crowd, doing all sorts of stunts to get the crowd cheering.

warming up the crowd

The cyclist all arrived here (approx. 16km into the 140km race) still close together. The sky was still dry, the roads were still mostly dry.

Olympic cycling road race-women – 16km into the race

The field looked very different a lot of miles/kilometers later. The rain had poured down a few times at this point and the streets were quite wet.

We moved into Richmond Park right at Richmond Gate to view the cyclists coming back on their way to the finish line at The Mall. NOW, this was the really scary corner…

The street was wet and the corner was on a very tight angle. Everyone had to slow down to make this corner. We saw a couple of cyclists running into the barriers. No one fell or got seriously hurt, but it did slow them down.

the lead cyclists with only 15km to go

A few minutes later another group made the corner.

the next group coming through

Another thing you don’t get to see on TV are the sweep cars. At the very end when this one came through the sun made it finally out behind the clouds again.

Do you see the broom attached to the sweep car?

I love the broom…


~ by tatjana.k on July 29, 2012.

2 Responses to “Olympic Cycling Road Race – Women”

  1. Thank you for sharing photos and your story, Tatjana. We were there too but on their way back to the finish line. I was so excited to witness the greatness of talent! superb despite the pouring rain.

Comments are closed.

The Not Quite Fairy-Tales of Elle Beau

I am Elle Beau, the Anti-Blogger. I am a former MLM hunbot, and I'll tell my tale to you in my own whimsical way...

Hike Mt. Shasta

Exploring the Mount Shasta Region

Sober In Vegas

seeking sobriety & mindfulness in sin city

Kenneys See America

Exploring National Parks, small towns, and scenic lands in our Airstream

The Fit Formula

Musings of a triathlete/health nut/engineer

Being in the Wild

Mindfulness and Nature Meditation

Solo Hiker

Solo hiking is an amazing challenge. Let's go!


Gillian & Howard - around the world in as long as it takes

Coconut & Cucumber - Lieblingsrezepte

Kulinarische Geschichten. Rezeptideen für die unkomplizierte Küche mit frischen, saisonalen Zutaten - einfach und doch raffiniert.

Just Writing!

A place to improve my writing skills, and that's all.


Cogito ergo sum- I think therefore I am


Just a mom on a journey to wellness.

Life with Jess

Living LIfe Single, Sassy, and Joyfully!


Single and challenging myself

Positively Un-broken

Using creativity and humor to build strength and redefine "broken"

A Wife and Mother of Two

I'm Not A Writer - Just a wife and mother of two!

Leigha Robbins

A picture, some words and a bit of harsh reality

Southern By Design

Flip Flops, Beach Hair & Life Is Good

%d bloggers like this: