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Mixed-Doubles Madisons?

Old 02-22-21, 08:43 AM
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Mixed-Doubles Madisons?

It's winter. Things are slow, but a thought occurred to me recently, has there ever been a coed Madison race?

I googled it, but best I could find was coed dorms at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. But, they do mixed doubles for tennis. It would be kind of neat to see how a male-female pair of racers would do.

There would definitely need to be some though behind the pairings. Having done a few Madison's myself, I recall how much easier it was with a partner smaller than me than one much larger than me. But still, it could be fun and interesting.
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Old 02-22-21, 10:45 AM
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I've never heard of it, but it does sound like it would be fun. You should hit Dale up at Lexus, sounds like it's up his alley.

I found my favorite part of the Madison was not maiming (or being maimed by) anyone at every exchange
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I've done some Madison exchanges with my wife, who is a good 50 lbs lighter than me.
She said it left her with sore arms and that it would have been easier for her with someone of similar weight.
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Real talk: What are the chances of finding 5 or more mixed pairs of Madison teams for an event? And if you do find 5 pairs, what are the chances of them being a fair match for each other?

That being said, there is sort of a precedence. I believe that team sprint in U.S. Collegiate Track Nationals is co-ed.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
It's winter. Things are slow, but a thought occurred to me recently, has there ever been a coed Madison race?

I googled it, but best I could find was coed dorms at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. But, they do mixed doubles for tennis. It would be kind of neat to see how a male-female pair of racers would do.

There would definitely need to be some though behind the pairings. Having done a few Madison's myself, I recall how much easier it was with a partner smaller than me than one much larger than me. But still, it could be fun and interesting.
Not track but the World Champ Road TT was mixed last year.
The Netherlands win World Championships team time trial mixed relay | Cyclingnews
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