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Monday, 4 February 2008

Lack of Hills Stymie Mountain Bike Course

In a rather ironic twist, inspectors from the International Cycling Federation have vetoed the proposed Olympic 2012 mountain bike course, because it does not contain enough hills.

The event was to have been held at the Weald Country Park in Essex. However, the inspectors told the London Organising Committee (Locog) that the track would not challenge the best riders.

An alternative site must now be chosen, and the inspectors will return to Britain in two weeks to view alternative locations.

The trouble is, the organisers want to keep the Olympics "compact"; therefore a site near to the games with sufficiently challenging "hills/mountains" needs to be found.

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