2012 Summer Olympics: Cycling
DID YOU KNOW? Lance Armstrong competed in three Olympics, two of them before the first of his record seven Tour de France victories in 1999, and has only a single bronze medal — in the 2000 Sydney Games road time trial — to show for it. Armstrong was 14th in the 1992 Barcelona Games road race and sixth in the 1996 Atlanta Games road time trial before being diagnosed with cancer. He returned to competitive cycling a year later.
WATCH FOR: Great Britain’s Chris Hoy, a triple gold-medalist at the 2008 Beijing Games, returns in track cycling, powered by 27-inch thighs that allow him to go from 0 to 44 mph in less than 10 seconds. Hoy took up cycling at age 6 after seeing the BMX scene in the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie “ET.”