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cause we only allowed one rider, for track.

 

Yes, and what people are questioning, is why isn't Nolan that one rider?

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I am not sure how one qualifies for Olympic places in cycling and hockey...mainly because I consider cycling administation at all levels rather antiquated.

 

In Track & Field and Swimming, athletes have to meet a certain standard to qualify and counties are allowed to send up to 3 athletes per event.

 

Smaller countries like RSA have no problems because we don't have the depth but in the USA they have trials and the first 3 on the day goes! A bit harsh if you have an off day but the athletes respect this and there is no whining and moaning afterwards.

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Hey, not accusing anybody of bribing anybody. Just trying to illustrate how much of a long shot selection she was. Not close to anybody and don't feel insulted. From the outside you have to admit it's a big surprise and suddenly it looks as if there is an agenda within CSA? So it's more in the interests of corporate governance than anything else. If I was accusing I would have said so and so bribed so and so... Without names and facts? What kind of fool comes out in public with spurious claims? Oh, I forgot, this is The Hub so you assumed that's what I was doing. Relax, it's not.

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the esherhuizen instead of hoffman thing I can still understand (with him being a youngster and having loads of potential - and remember Nolan's silver was in an event that won't be held at the olympics...). What I can't get is Cheirse's ommission - how demotivating to clearly be the second most successful women's road cyclist in the last couple of years - and not make the team of 3... :thumbdown:

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the esherhuizen instead of hoffman thing I can still understand (with him being a youngster and having loads of potential - and remember Nolan's silver was in an event that won't be held at the olympics...). What I can't get is Cheirse's ommission - how demotivating to clearly be the second most successful women's road cyclist in the last couple of years - and not make the team of 3... :thumbdown:

It's been a long day and eventually we agree :thumbup:

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Yes, and what people are questioning, is why isn't Nolan that one rider?

 

Well atleast he proved himself a SILVER at the worlds, oh well....another young rider up against EXPERIENCED riders, I never even heard of this Esterhuizen guy before.....but oh well....probably the same reason why Cherise isnt there...

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Well atleast he proved himself a SILVER at the worlds, oh well....another young rider up against EXPERIENCED riders, I never even heard of this Esterhuizen guy before.....but oh well....probably the same reason why Cherise isnt there...

 

Exactly. Worlds, Olympics, are not the place to let new up and coming riders have a go. You throw the best you got at those events. Oh well, guess CSA should just stick to purloining cricket money as usual.

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Exactly. Worlds, Olympics, are not the place to let new up and coming riders have a go. You throw the best you got at those events. Oh well, guess CSA should just stick to purloining cricket money as usual.

 

haha....why not send some PPA development riders also while they at it -_-

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Well atleast he proved himself a SILVER at the worlds, oh well....another young rider up against EXPERIENCED riders, I never even heard of this Esterhuizen guy before.....but oh well....probably the same reason why Cherise isnt there...

Esterhuizen won GOLD in the 2010 junior world champs... GOLD!!! - The 17-year old Durbanite caused quite a stir when he won the 1km time trial in a world-class time of 1:03.265 at the UCI Junior World Track Championship in Italy. He also finished fourth in the Keirin final and sixth in the match sprint final.

http://www.cyclingsa.com/App_Resources/Images/Gallery/IMG00000093.jpg

 

Esterhuizen’s UCI points gained in World Cup and World Championship track cycling events from 2011 and 2012 is what has secured him a place in the 2012 Cycling SA Olympic squad

 

[edit] Based on the fact that he has been competing in Europe at Track meetings on a program tailored for 2016 Brazil games, and not on the road/track like NH, I would say that's just cause to send him. My 2c worth[edit]

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Esterhuizen won GOLD in the 2010 junior world champs... GOLD!!! - The 17-year old Durbanite caused quite a stir when he won the 1km time trial in a world-class time of 1:03.265 at the UCI Junior World Track Championship in Italy. He also finished fourth in the Keirin final and sixth in the match sprint final.

http://www.cyclingsa.com/App_Resources/Images/Gallery/IMG00000093.jpg

 

Esterhuizen’s UCI points gained in World Cup and World Championship track cycling events from 2011 and 2012 is what has secured him a place in the 2012 Cycling SA Olympic squad

 

[edit] Based on the fact that he has been competing in Europe at Track meetings on a program tailored for 2016 Brazil games, and not on the road/track like NH, I would say that's just cause to send him. My 2c worth[edit]

 

Good for him. At Olympic level, The Hoy's of the cycling universe will **** him out like last night's curry.

 

No offence to the young lad, but give him a few more years of international exposure, then think about pitting him against the very best.

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Exactly. Worlds, Olympics, are not the place to let new up and coming riders have a go. You throw the best you got at those events. Oh well, guess CSA should just stick to purloining cricket money as usual.

 

I agree 100%

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It is funny how at each Olympics they send someone for experience for the future and that's the last time that person sees that action, because at the next games there is a younger person with more talent that has to get experience! Why not do it the correct way, Identify them directly after the Olympics and develop them for 4 years, so they have enough experience and then send them.

 

Send Hunter or Rheinard, clearly showed at SA champs that they are the best we got.

 

Send Cherise ad Ashleigh. Cherise got worlds medals at junior already and is the current Time Trial champ, Ashley showed her class on world level and deserves it (and current road champ, to add), kudos for getting a spot for a 3rd lady, send the next best choice.

 

I am not clued up enough for the rest of the disciplines, but surely, please send someone that has realistic chances to perform!

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Good for him. At Olympic level, The Hoy's of the cycling universe will **** him out like last night's curry.

 

No offence to the young lad, but give him a few more years of international exposure, then think about pitting him against the very best.

 

Great statement from someone who has had even less success on a bike.

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