July 29, 2012
Cyclists ride through pouring rain during the Women's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Thousands of fans lined the Olympic women's cycling road race course — all 87 miles (140 kilometers) of it — despite the peltng rain, standing three or four deep in hopes of simply catching the blur of a cyclist. Police outriders were cheered, since riders usually followed soon after.

The rain would ease up for four or five minutes Sunday, then return with a vengeance. Who knows how the riders could stay upright or even see.

— Danica Kirka — http://twitter.com/danicakirka


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