1984 Olympics: Power to the Sprint

Power to the Sprint.
photo: J. Merrithew

As you know I have a love for cycling history and it's great riders...

Once again, I delve into the past and here's a stunning photo from the 1984 Olympic road race in Los Angeles. This is the final sprint in a long hot day, with just metres to go with the finish line in site (blurry white line).

That's the two stars of the day deciding the gold medal. Alexi Grewal and Steve Bauer. I must admit, seeing this brings back a flood of memories bad and good. Bad: Bauer lost. Good: a great launch point for Bauer's cycling career and a surprise gold medal for Grewal.

All in all, one the most exciting road races I ever seen.