Watching the Olympic women’s road cyclists fly past

I walked to Fulham this morning to watch the cyclists competing in the Olympic women's road cycling race fly along Fulham Broadway en route to Surrey.

After standing by the side of the road for almost an hour, braving the rain showers and talking to the people next to me, the excitement began to mount. The support vehicles came through, followed by the motorcycle cops and then, at about five minutes past midday, the pelaton swept into view…

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And then it was all over… in about 30 seconds!

I went home and watched what turned out to be a hugely exciting race on the TV.

Congratulations to Marianne Vos of the Netherlands (gold), Britain's Lizzie Armistead (silver) and Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya (bronze).

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