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Munich Olympics medal winner 'gobsmacked' by cyclists
AN OLYMPIC cycling medallist from Marlow says he has been 'gobsmacked' by Team GB's success on two wheels.
It has been raining medals for the cyclists, with golds for Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton.
Willie Moore, who won a bronze at the Munich Olympics in 1972, has lauded the new British sporting heroes, saying he has been overwhelmed by the number of triumphs.
"I'm gobsmacked by the level of success we've had," he said.
"I don't think any other sport has seen the dominance that GB has had with cycling."
The father-of-two, 65, won his medal in the team pursuit and said GB's success in this discipline was a highlight for him.
But rising star Laura Trott, who won two gold medals, also won his praise.
"After my own event, Laura Trott is the one that sounds out," he said.
"It was such a mature ride for one so young and her performance was beyond belief."
Mr Moore, who cycles with the Marlow riders, linked to running group the Marlow Striders, works at Saddle Safari in Crown Lane.
He was at the Velodrome on Tuesday to witness Trott's triumph on the same evening Chris Hoy overtook Sir Steve Redgrave's record gold medal tally .
He also saw Victoria Pendleton just miss out on a second gold.
Pendleton, who won silver, was said to have been treated harshly by a number of commentators after she was penalised in the final with Aussie rival Anna Meares.
Mr Moore agreed: "It was grossly unfair, however, you have to give credit to the Australian."
But overall, Mr Moore, who was a gold and silver medallist at the 1974 commonwealth games, and silver medal winner at the world championships in 1973, was delighted with Team GB.
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