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BBC Two: Day 5: 13.00-13.45

More cycling action on the streets of the capital as the women's time trial takes place on a course out and back to Hampton Court Palace. UK's Emma Pooley won silver in Beijing.


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Welcome back to an Kerkow action on day five. It has been an incredible

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morning. -- Olympic action. We have They are both trying to lose and

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The crowd starting to stand up and salute the greatest Olympian in

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history. Standing ovation for Britain's finest. This is

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incredible. What an Olympic Games It is silver for Great Britain.

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They gave it everything and were so close. Great Britain into the

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bronze medal position. We are no big champions! Great Britain! They

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punched the air. -- we are Olympic champions. It is really getting

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going at the London 2012. These are the headlines from this morning.

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are the history girls. They won

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Team GB's first gold medal of London 2012, the first British

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women to win an Olympic rowing title.

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Greg Searle and Great Britain's men's eight powered into the lead

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in their final but they had to settle for bronze as world

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champions Germany had to take gold. Fran Halsall made it through to the

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semi-final in the 100m freestyle, finishing second in her heat. She

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will be joined in the last 16 by to make in this mess. -- team mate

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Smith. Ryan Lochte looked good this

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morning, easing through to the semi-finals of the 200m backstroke.

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Let's go back to the medals of the we are just watching the British

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crew collect their thoughts at the end of the model pontoon. -- metal

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pontoon. Their final words together before they disband forever. Bronze

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medallists, representing Great Britain. The crowd on the far side

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of the lake on their feet. The crew turn around and they acknowledge

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the support that they gave them in the final 300 metres of that race.

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That epic, epic race. Each and every one of these guys are heroes.

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Listen to the noise. The acknowledgement. Alex Partridge.

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James Foad fought his way into this crew. The real unsung hero of this

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boat. Tom Ransley, 26 years of age. We feel for him. The face says it

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all. Richard Egington, who sat motionless for minutes after the

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line, he could not move. Moe Sbihi. A moment that they allow us into

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such disappointment. And there he is, Greg Searle, the hero 20 years

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on. Speechless. There is nothing I can say. Matthew Langridge did a

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fantastic job in a sense the seat. And bars and in the -- in the 7th

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seed. Constantine Louloulis, what Well, we bring you news that all

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four of the badminton players involved in that match basically

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trying to lose have been disqualified. We will bring you

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more news on that in just a while. First, to the time trial to see how

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things are going for Emma Pooley the first time check in this

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women's 29 kilometre test against the clock. It comes at 9.1

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kilometres. You can see the leg speed and a businesslike approach.

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She is in good form. The lead at the 20 kilometres point was from

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Finland. 28 minutes and 51 seconds. They are all four out on the road

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in this Test against the clock. They start at 1.5 minute intervals

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and the rules are very simple. Cover the course in the quickest

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time possible. This is Emma Vandyke from the Netherlands, who rode very

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well in the road race. -- Ellen Van quarters behind because they are

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not allowed to go past the rider for fear of giving them shelter

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from the motorbikes in these southerly winds. Lizzie Armitstead

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is coming up to that checkpoint, outside the first best time but

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still respectable. She is not a time trial specialist but she will

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try as hard as she can to post a top 10 time. The crowd giving her

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tremendous support. Lizzie Armitstead 9th at that time split

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of 9.1 kilometres. Look at the crowd at the British flags. She

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must be enjoying this. She has already got a silver medal in her

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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She is the current World Champion. She has got medals in their pocket

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from the Olympic Games in previous years. Silver at Athens. She is a

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polished performer. The Olympic road race champion, Marianne Vos.

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She started like a rocket from the starting house. But she is settling

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down a bit now. Both those riders on the road for less than 10

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minutes now, and you could not see a more contrasting style. Judith

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Arndt sat down, pacing her effort, Marianne Vos in and out of the

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saddle. She is very much a sprinter. She likes to see her competitors.

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Respectable in the time trial and certainly on form but I would be

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surprised if she is in the medals today. Approaching the next time

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split here, Johansson from Sweden. The silver medal winner for the

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road in Beijing. She is not going have still got the big guns to

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smooth style. Keep an eye on this split time, because this is the

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former World Champion. She is not as quick as Olga Zabelinskaya. In

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fact, that is quite modest from the USA. I am surprised. She is still

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settling into the race. She worked hard in the road race at the

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weekend. I would have thought she would be quicker than Olga

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Zabelinskaya, but there we are. Over the rest of the course she

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could deliver. We get back to the defending champion, Kristin

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Armstrong. She looks to be using a low gear. That is evidence of

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somebody in good form, pedalling at that time cadence rate. -- high

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cadence rate. Emma Pooley, what is she going to do? The fastest time

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at the first split has been 13.14. 13.46, we are under 14 minutes.

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Emma Pooley as the quickest at this point. Diminutive inside, she flies

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along, but quickest at this first split. She will be pacing her ride

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correctly. That is the split time and she is quickest by seven

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seconds. That is a significant margin at this point. Fastest and

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benign, to split. Good riding by an appalling. -- fastest at the nine

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kilometres split. Good writing by disappointed if she comes away

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next point. She is shifting around in the shadow, not quite as

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comfortable as in the opening few road as well. Looks to be in a much

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lower beer than the other minutes and one second. Of course

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they are the current leaders of the competition, going first. Olga

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Zabelinskaya is getting towards the check is around 40 kilometres an

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hour. So faster coming back. Amber Neben at the next check. She is

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being chased by Emma Pooley. Good seeding in the closing stages of

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the time trial. Marianne Vos is yet to arrive at the first split at

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bit of Judith Arndt, which is what we are interested in. -- time at

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Split. We hope it will be close to Emma Pooley, still in with a shot

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Hughes has gone through in 14.05. At the line, to point, the first

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speech check on the court, Emma Pooley is in third. Perhaps not the

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best start for Emma Pooley but very much in contention. I do not see

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Marianne Vos going quicker than those times. I'm looking at Judith

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Arndt and Armstrong, the last two on the road, to put Emma Pooley

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under pressure. Good riding from Hughes, she won the gold in the

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5,000m. Very strong in the road race. This is a great course for

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her. She likes the Flat courses. Powerful. Very pleased with that.

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Concentrating on Olga Zabelinskaya. Two finishes in, at the moment. At

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9.1 kilometres, the splits confirmed for us. Hughes's second,

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Emma Pooley in 14.06. That is very you do not get to stop and recover.

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He carried fatty through the whole race. -- You carry fatigue through

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the whole race. Marianne Vos is not going to threaten the three medal

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positions here at the first time a split. Three have completed the

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course, and still leading his Sundstedt. Liesbet de Vocht of

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Belgium is third. The right by Marianne Vos is not going to be a

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right that is going to give her a medal, but she will enjoy the

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occasion, having already won gold in the road race. She lost a

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massive amount of time Judy the enthusiastic start that she made,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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almost like a sprint finish the. happy with that. One more to come

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through the first time split, and that is going to be Kristin

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Armstrong, waiting for the defending champion now. We can show

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you the effort here, the finishing effort of Pia Sundstedt of Finland,

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here she comes. She is coming up to the line, and that is Tatiana

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Antoshina, who goes second, 11 seconds slower than the time of Pia

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Sundstedt. Here is Arndt, the German, going well. She is riding

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well, and she was tipped as favourite, but at the top of the

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show we were talking about how her time-trial form is not as good as

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it has been in the past. The time for Arndt at that 9.1 kilometre

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point was the same as Pooley, as we look for the arrival of the

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defending champion, Kristin Armstrong, going well. She has made

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a very positive start, Armstrong coming in with an impressive time.

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Well, just one seconds clear, so all to play for there. Villumsen is

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so close behind, and the next split will be so telling. Some riders go

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too quickly, some take a while to get into the race, so this is a

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first indication of who is in the game, but the next cheque will tell

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us who is playing for the medals. All the riders are on the rowed now,

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9.1 kilometres, Armstrong went game in the second section of the

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time-trial, 4th at the moment, 14.06. Well, she is just one second,

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Pooley, off being on the podium, so it is all to play for. This course

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is not ideal for her, but she is a fighter, and she wants to use this

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opportunity to ride on British roads in Olympic Games, a once-in-

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a-lifetime opportunity for all of these competitors. She will make

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the most of it. I will tell you what, there is a real battle

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beginning to unfold on the road. The crowds are way too close. She

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is getting a significant benefit from that car, I cannot believe it

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is being allowed. That will massively affect results here.

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is almost tucked in behind it! is very unusual in a time-trial.

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Yes, the referees will have something to say about that, I feel

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sure, as we get back to Armstrong, but all the stars of his time-trial

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have already shown the form they are in, and the riders we expected

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to challenge our or figuring strongly. -- are all figuring

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5th for her. And here is the cash, so Judith Arndt has caught Marianne

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Vos for one and a half minutes, and ahead of her there will be clear

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road. She will have to set about chasing the next Ryder, whom she is

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not going to catch, because that will be Villumsen of New Zealand.

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Marianne Vos is obliged to believe over 10m, so there is no potential

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for taking assistance, as we switch back to Emma Pooley on one of the

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downhill sections. She has chosen to use the same training as Bradley

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Wiggins. -- Jane Eyre reign. Russian is the new leader. She has

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had a good steady ride throughout. She will be pleased with that, a

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good ride by her after that time- trial performance. The time for

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Zabelinskaya, the first ride and a 40 minutes, so pretty consistent.

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46 kph average, slightly faster than I predicted. This is going to

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be a fast race. The men's event style boards at the side of the

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road to give the riders information at certain points on the course. So

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they will be looking out for them, they will know where they are going

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to show them. Pooley wants to try and eradicate the deficit, it was

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pretty slight from the previous Czechs, but it would be nice to

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assert her authority here. -- Check. Here comes Amber Neben, overhauling

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the rider who started ahead of her, Emma Johansson. Let's have a look

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at the splits time for Amber Neben, showing second. We can see the

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Canadian coming in to finish, the young Canadian, Ramsden. A bat is a

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British crowd, applauding everybody. the UK, almost a separate sport in

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trialling circuit. Strong time trialling background, my first race

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aged 13 was a 10 mile ride against the clock. So Judith Arndt, well,

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with the bit between her teeth, she has already overhauled Marianne Vos

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and has one minute back to Armstrong. The difference in styles

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between those two, Arndt is very still, whereas Armstrong seems to

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roll a lot. The British team are set up at five kilometres, giving

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Emma Pooley her first track. She is well past that now. The next

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timecheck for Pooley. 27 minutes and 47 seconds, the second quickest

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split of the day at the 20km point. The deficit is not what she will

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want. It is quite significant at his point. We will see where she

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gets to as we get a shot of the leaders in the race, they have to

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go and sit on those thrones that they have got set out until they

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Hampton Court. Trixie Worrack coming in now. Good time. She is

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just within the 40 minute mark, easily, in fact. She goes second at

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this stage. Zabelinskaya is riding exceptionally well there to post

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that strong time early on, up 46 kph average as we go back to Clara

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Hughes. Let's see what kind of time she is going to record, gulping in

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the air, gritting her teeth, she has certainly got the race fees are

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and, fastest at that point is Zabelinskaya, who went 27.26,

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pretty impressive, 17 seconds faster than he used. Now Pooley,

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27.47, four seconds short of the Canadian's time. Well, the second

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timecheck is always telling, because the first one, if you do

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not know whether somebody is pacing themselves, they are all in the

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next after 10 or 15 minutes of racing, but when you get to 20

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kilometres, it is starting to sort itself out. But this lady, Kristin

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Armstrong, she knows how to pace a race, and we can expect a

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consistent performance from her all the way through. And from villains

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and as well, so Zabelinskaya, the bronze medal-winner in the road

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race, has not disappointed. -- Villumsen. We await the arrival of

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the top seeded riders. That is Zabelinskaya's time at 20

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kilometres, and Linda Villumsen cars 6.7 seconds off it, quickest

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at this point. A great ride by her, she will be happy with that, she is

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on track for a medal here if she can keep the pressure on.

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seconds faster than Pooley, Villumsen. Emma Pooley is going to

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have to find something in the closing stages if she wants to hit

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a podium. The next one coming in, from Sweden, a sprint for the line,

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and that was Emilia Fahlin, 6th in the competition. It is all about

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the top riders in the closing stages here, and the one to shoot

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down his Zabelinskaya of Russia, who picked her pace up. She was

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sixth in the first split, then she posted the second-fastest time.

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Those are the hot seats of the first three in the competition,

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they look comfortable. They are the most grandiose of seats I have ever

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seen, it must be quite uncomfortable to sit there! Linda

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Villumsen of New Zealand, second in the world championships in

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Copenhagen last year, beaten by Arndt. 29 seconds is the difference

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between them, and she is going well, looking very strong. She does, and

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she is well suited to this course as well, good cadence there, she

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has settled in position, and I have no doubt that they will have time

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checks on root as well to let them know how they are doing, and that

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has to give you confidence to let you know that you are posting a

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time like that. Waiting for the arrival of Judith Arndt and Kristin

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Armstrong. It is really hotting up, this time trial, and it is going to

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go right down to the wire, very interesting indeed. Linda Villumsen

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was quickest at the second point, 20.4 kilometres, and Zabelinskaya

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was second, third was used, 4 fours Pooley. Back to Armstrong on the

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course, she has settled into this race now. A good cadence there as

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well. Look at this, a cluster of riders or bunching up, because they

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have been caught or they have caught the riders ahead of them.

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The Australian in the next, and that is Shara Gillow. Leading to

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the line is the Italian, coming to record their times, 38.53, Van Dijk

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is in second position behind Zabelinskaya. Well, the crowd know,

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that is the latest finisher coming in, Shara Gillow. We are looking

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back to the New Zealander, and this of course is Linda Villumsen.

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Judith Arndt coming around to. We are flicking around the picture is

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a little bit now. She was 27.21, just two seconds down, so she is

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going to be happy with that. place at the moment. Second, in

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fact, moving up. Fears that the first time split, so a steady ride

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by her. -- 5th at the first split. Back to Villumsen, still on a nice

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smooth style. The best riders almost never get out of the saddle,

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smooth and efficient. It is more of an internal battle, the time-trial.

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Armstrong. Very, very smooth indeed, just a little bit of a wave of the

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shoulders, can she beat the time of Villumsen, 27.18? Arndt, 27.21 at

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the 20 kilometres point. That is the time they are aiming at if they

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want to move into the lead with the concluding kilometres to wipe away.

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Lizzie Armitstead getting in the end of her time trial, getting a

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huge ovation here. Armitstead Zabelinskaya the lead. Well, she

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did say coming into this that it was an opportunity to ride on home

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roads without pressure. Armstrong is ahead, 4.8 seconds sliced up the

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time of the previous leader, Villumsen. She comes to the line,

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the closing time for Armitstead, 4th at the moment. We are into the

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concluding stages of his time trial now, let me tell you, at the 20km

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point, the defending champion from America, Kristin Armstrong, 27.13.

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The New Zealander is second, Villumsen. Clara Hughes was there

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in 4th position on 27.43, four seconds short of use. Pooley one

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27.47, she is actually six because Zabelinskaya is in the next as well.

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It is going to be a tough job for Emma Pooley to get herself back

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into a podium position now. She is well over 20 seconds down on third

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place, so she is really going to have been put in a finish if she

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wants to get a medal out of this one. I think she will be

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disappointed, she has worked hard looking as though she is going to

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win. Do give aren't riding smoothly along these roads. -- Judith Arndt.

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She is trailing Armstrong and they moment in 6th place. Some rain on

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the course. These showers were predicted. They will make the final

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turns quite treacherous and they will have to be careful. Is anybody

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going to gamble to move up the podium? Emma Pooley will know that

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she has got to raise their game in the closing stages. Amber Neben

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moves into the finishing Funnell, the sea of faces with the applause

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ringing out. Olga Zabelinskaya set a fantastic mark earlier on. Amber

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Neben inspired by the bronze medal in the road race. That is all going

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to change because the big guns are still going to come. Emma Pooley

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should be the next to arrive at the medal position at the moment, and a

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Van Dijk. 9th 4 Johansson of Sweden. -- for Johansson. It is because of

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that spaceship Helmut! We come back to Armstrong, the Olympic champion

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of four years ago. The closing stages of this race now, riding

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incredibly well in consideration of that difficult season and that

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broken collarbone. Emma Pooley now. You can see the time of Olga

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Zabelinskaya is out of reach. She is still leading in this

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competition. Come on, and a poorly, what have you got? Try and raise

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your game. -- Emma Pooley. The last Olga Zabelinskaya. 38.37. Second at

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the moment but for how long? Next to come in will be Clara Hughes,

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from Canada. That was solid but not great from Emma Pooley, even though

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she gave it everything that she had. She played it professionally,

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visiting the course and doing everything she could to post that

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good performance. At the end of the day, she is a very slight rider

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suited to going up hills and this those times get Riddick. Fair play

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to Olga Zabelinskaya, the Russian, 32. Inspired by the bronze medal in

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the road race. That crouching, businesslike style. Judith Arndt

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getting to the closing stages. Clara Hughes gulping in the air,

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coming up to the turn. Trying to replicate the position of 96 in

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Atlanta when she got the bronze Zabelinskaya totally out of reach.

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Clara Hughes in second. 31 seconds off the pace of the Russian. That

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was an incredible ride by Olga Zabelinskaya. I have just looked

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through and she has not won a time trial this year. I beg your pardon,

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apart from the national championships! She has not been

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winning recently in the time-trials. She will be happy with that,

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inspired by her bronze medal ride. No international time trial victory.

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Just the one at home, the domestic clash. We await the arrival of

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Linda Villumsen. She was the silver medal at the World Championships in

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Copenhagen 12 months ago. The big effort, driving for the line. She

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is not going to beat 37.57. The Russian is still in that gold medal

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position. It is close but I think she will go silver. Up to the line,

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the Sprint, the raising of the tempo, and second by Linda

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Villumsen. Only 1.83 seconds shy of Olga Zabelinskaya. That at this,

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she cannot believe it, still in the gold medal position and has just

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two be contenders to come in. big contenders. She will be very

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nervous. The right of her career. Linda Villumsen, is she going to

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get a medal? It will be difficult. Look at this narrow section of the

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course. The crowd is massive, waiting for the arrival of the two

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serious medal contenders still on the course. This is the first of

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them, Judith Arndt, the current World Champion. So experienced. The

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top podium finish in the individual pursuit, the road race and the time

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trial. She is so versatile. We wait for the 38 year-old, Armstrong, as

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well, one and a half minutes behind Judith Arndt. A handful of minutes

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to get the last bit of effort out. Is that Marianne Vos? It could be.

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Marianne Vos faded badly even at the first time check. What an

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incentive that would be to pull your speed out. Judith Arndt

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closing down on Armstrong? Has she been delayed? The defending Olympic

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champion is going to catch the World Champion for one and a half

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minutes. I am waiting to see that. That would be quite a surprise. I

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think it was Marianne Vos. Yes, I think it was. She was caught by

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Judith Arndt. That would be three minutes, about right. With these

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serious medal contenders out there still, Olga Zabelinskaya leading.

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Linda Villumsen of New Zealand in second. Yes, here comes the cat. It

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is Judith Arndt sweeping past Marianne Vos. We were right the

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first time. Marianne Vos has been caught for three minutes. Judith

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Arndt squeezing through. She is taking the shortest possible line.

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That was a great visual carrot in front of her. Judith Arndt coming

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into the finish now. It is quick. Threatening the time of Olga

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Zabelinskaya. She sat there for a long time as the leader of the

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contest. Olga Zabelinskaya was the 10th competitor of the 24 to start,

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but she must be watching it now and realising that she could be

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squeezed out of the gold medal position. Judith Arndt goes into

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the lead. She has taken seven seconds off the time only. One more

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competitive to come own who could deny Judith Arndt the gold medal,

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and that his Christian Armstrong, the defending champion. -- that is

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Kristin Armstrong. The only time check that matters is the one at

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the finishing line. Armstrong is at the top of Powerscreen. Linda

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Villumsen is sitting in the bronze medal position. She must be biting

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her nails because the defending a champion is still to come in and

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she could be denied the medal. has had injury and not an ideal

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build up, but she is a fighter and she desperately wants this. She was

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solid in a road race this weekend. She is very good. The 38 year-old

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mother is going to maintain her title here and retain at the --

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retain her crown as Olympic champion. Look at the running time!

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Yes, Armstrong of the USA wins the Gold Medal, taking 15 seconds of

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the time of Joda -- off Judith Arndt. Olga Zabelinskaya get bronze,

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her second of these Olympics. Villumsen is pushed into 4th. Emma

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Pooley completes the course in Essex. Celebrations here. -- Emma

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Pooley complete the course in 6th place.

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That is a good result from Emma Pooley. Phenomenal from the

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trial. Of course Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in action. Can

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Bradley Wiggins achieve absolute greatness? All will be revealed

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very shortly. Plus this afternoon, action from the North Greenwich

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Arena. The men's gymnastics. It is the individual all-around

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competition. Dan Purvis and This morning was all about Helen

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More cycling action on the streets of the capital as the women's time trial takes place on a course out and back to Hampton Court Palace. Britain's Emma Pooley won silver in Beijing.

Commentary by Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.