24 August, 2016

Mara Abbott: My Ride in Rio - WSJ

Mara Abbott: My Ride in Rio - WSJ:

At the Olympics, people like to say two things:
1) “This is once in a lifetime.”
2) “See you in four years?”
The reality is that road cycling is uniquely course-dependent. I am a climber—and there has never, in the history of modern women’s cycling, been a one-day race with a climb like Rio’s. I was fully aware of that rarity. Tokyo is slated to be one for the sprinters—effectively not the same sport for me, really. The road cyclist will never get the swim-off, the rematch. Each race is actually once in a lifetime.
This is either really beautiful, or really stupid.

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