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French ‘puzzled’ by British cycling dominance

French track cycling team bosses admitted they were baffled by the glaring success of Great Britain at the Olympic Velodrome. After two days of competition and four finals, Britain have won three gold medals and set six of the track cycling competition’s eight world records. France, who came to London hoping to win gold in the men’s team sprint and the individual sprint have only one silver medal so far, but will look to three-time sprint champion Gregory Bauge for victory in the sprint. With six more finals to come, for some teams the spectre of Beijing – when Britain crushed the competition to win seven of the 10 track golds – is already hovering. “Yes, I’m puzzled by these performances,” French track cycling chief Isabelle Gautheron said. “They haven’t dominated for the past four years, they were among the best teams in the world along with Australia, Germany and France. “Here, they’re crushing everybody. The women (in the team pursuit) are four seconds faster than everybody else.” Gautheron stopped short of saying there were suspicions of foul play surrounding the British team. “No, you can’t start doubting people’s performance,” she said, adding all teams are subject to… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/french-puzzled-by-british-cycling-dominance/

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French ‘puzzled’ by British cycling dominance