OK so it's a fairly extreme comparison, but the Olympic course is just so fucking dull. You could ride the Olympic course on a cyclocross bike and probably not be any slower. It is a terrible representation of the sport. Great Britain has some fantastic, world class mountain biking but instead they decided to spend the best part of a million quid on a gravel motorway round a field with the occasional imported rock carefully placed in it.

The Olympic course footage is by Team Wiggle rider Lee Williams, the fun stuff is nabbed from the film 'Strength in Numbers' by Anthill Films. Music is 'Kong' by Bonobo, from the album Black Sands.

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