Sunday, 5 August 2012

Fantastic performance from Team GB cyclists....

It just keeps getting better.

Bradley Wiggins fulfilled his potential and his pre-race prediction to take Gold in the men's time trial - in the end it was an amazing performance, a display of perfectly paced cycling against the clock - he won by over 40 seconds, an amazing margin at this, elite, level. Chris Froome  joined Wiggo on the podium to take the bronze medal. Also on the road Lizzie Amistead took a hard earned silver in the Womens Road Race.

As the action moved to the intense, gladatorial atmosphere of the velodrome, once again we delivered. Sir Chris Hoy added another Gold to his already impressive collection with a convincing victory in the Men's team sprint. In the men's team pursuit we pulverised arch-enemies Australia, breaking the world record in the process. Then, another Gold, and another world record, in the women's team pursuit - plus Victoria Pendleton took gold in the Keirin and Ed Clancy took bronze in the Omnium.

There seems to be no stopping British cycling at the moment - we are dominant. And the talent keeps coming. The womens pursuit team - Joanna Rowsell, Danielle King and Laura Trott are aged 23, 21 and 20 - they're going to be around for a while! - its incredible that they have broken the world record (their own) for the past six times they have raced!!!

It goes to show that when the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton decide to ride into the sunset, worthy successors are in plentiful supply.

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