Dynamic. Exciting. Thrilling. These are some of the words used to describe the women’s road race at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Attacks flew early in the race with the aggressive Dutch team launching moves and counter-moves. But they were not the only one, the Americans, British, Italians covered and also sent riders up the road. A torrential downpour that started in the middle of the 140-km not only did not dampen the racing but added to the drama that was infolding in front of huge crowds that lined the road under umbrellas and watching from home. In the end, the winning move came with 46 km to go but the outcome wasn’t known until 50 meters when the amazing Marianne Vos, of the Netherlands, was able to outsprint Lizzie Armitstead, of Great Britain, for the win.
Don’t take our word for it. The twitterverse, from fans to media and teams, was active in their admiration.