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Canada not being a track cycling country(18 posts)

Canada not being a track cycling countryPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 13, 2002 8:40 PM

People have implied that Canada has no talent on the track so I'd like to argue this point especially in the sprints.

1) Curt Harnett holds the World Record of 9 in the fly 200 m time trial.
2) Tanya Dubnicoff was at the top of the female sprint cycling world.
3) Lori-Ann Muenzer is now keeping the legacy Tanya Dubnicoff started going with a silver at the World Championships last year.
4) We have numerous medals from the Track World Cups. More than I believe the United States does.

Not bad for a country where cycling isn't popular. Also due to this LACK of popularity and strict doping regulations I believe drugs aren't nearly as prominent as in Europe.

And for the record who has had numerous World Championships in mountain biking both male and female the past couple years.

So in conclusion. Don't give me this bs that Canada has no talent in cycling. We do... and in Canada stastically the chances of someone suceeding are far greater than in Europe.

Nick Corcoran
re: Canada not being a track cycling countryboneman
Jun 14, 2002 2:27 AM
Let's not forget Jocelyn Lovell in the 70's who if I recall was hit by a car and has been wheelchair bound ever since. Sprints and Kilo.
Thanks for reminding me!!! Agreed! (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 14, 2002 5:59 AM
whew!...glad this ain't a hockey forum NmSpirito
Jun 14, 2002 3:21 AM
Jun 14, 2002 6:27 AM
Jun 14, 2002 9:15 AM
Sinclair, World Champion. Does the name ring a bell?

Are you a poser or do you actually know anything about cycling?
Jun 14, 2002 11:19 AM
Sorry confused. Never heard of him but irregardless. Canada has had a long an illustrious history in the sport with World Champions and the fact Canada sends athlets not to compete but to win most of the time helps this. Ron Hayman was on the 7-11 team in the 80's. Then Steve Bauer. All did VERY WELL in the sport.

Cheers (to Canada... k that will get me in trouble so nevermind),
Nick Corcoran and CANADIAN National Team Meber
Yet another Cana-duh!unchained
Jun 14, 2002 12:33 PM
Ok, so you have not heard of W/C Gord Sinclair.

How about Olympic Silver Medalist Brian Walton - does that name ring a bell? You ride track and you never mentioned him. Duh!

You obviously know a lot less than you pretend to.
not a Cana-duh! perhalps a podium-duhsctri
Jun 14, 2002 1:02 PM
Dont pretend that he represents all of canada or our knowlege of cycling.

I would say that when it comes to the media, and on a world forum, we canadians have a lot more ammo when it comes to derogitory sterotypes about neighboor nations...

not a Cana-duh! perhalps a podium-duhunchained
Jun 14, 2002 1:11 PM
Being Canadian, I know that full well.
Jun 14, 2002 1:49 PM
I'm Canadian. But it doesn't mean I know everything there is to know about medalists in the history of the sport. Thats where Podium-duh comes into play. I can hardly remember all my podiums at times. Ironic isn't it?

Nick Corcoran
Jun 14, 2002 1:47 PM
I coulda sworn I hit my head at how fast was it? 60 km/h??? So maybe thats why my memory sucks. But thank you for reminding me of Brian Walton. Theres also Clara Hughes! Summer AND Winter Olympian and medalist in both!!!

I don't pretend to know anything. But I'm not going to look to the history books to argue a stupid post with some jackass who thinks Canadian's are stupid. We're not smarter or stupid than any other nationality.

Nick Corcoran
You stupid 'nuck.unchained
Jun 14, 2002 2:52 PM
I am Canadian.

You are a bigger embarassment than Jean Chrietian or Shiela Copps.

It is not your memory. You just don't know anything, like alot of Albertans.
It's our cowboy hay-ats... they stop off our brain pressure (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 14, 2002 2:59 PM
'wings win!!
Jun 14, 2002 9:37 AM
Sorrry... tipo... errr typo... stupid sprinter fingers (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 14, 2002 1:50 PM
Oh? You're a "sprinter?" Thanks for REMINDING us!gregario
Jun 15, 2002 7:32 AM
%^&#*#... remember the pact... remember the pact... sorry (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 15, 2002 8:56 AM