• ... When a demon spirit jumps out at you, for example. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Congratulation to Anna Meares, who is our Olympic flag bearer. Because, let's face it, sometimes cyclists have it a little tough.
Erin Byrnes

8 Jul 2016 - 2:34 PM  UPDATED 8 Jul 2016 - 4:29 PM

Well done Anna, you totally deserve it.

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While all athletes endure tough times, Olympic cyclists have gone through their share of grueling experiences on the track.

Here's a few images that perfectly demonstrate why cyclists need to be rewarded for their efforts...

The Columbian women’s team uniform

This torture device 



They lose fans 


Those darn spectators


When there's no track

US TODAY SPORTS recently reported that Rio's velodrome has had significant construction delays due to disputes with contractors. "While cyclists can use the track, more work needs to be done on the venue and it won’t be able to host races until the Games start."



... Then there are the crashes



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