...the Track Cycling World Championships. It as after the men could only pick up the silver medal in the team pursuit, well beaten by the Australians in the final, that it hit rock bottom. The all conquering Olympic squad were dead and buried.
...nah then. It were grand news when announced a few weeks back that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ would start and take in two stages in Yorkshire.
..fighting all the way. In her preprepared retirement speech the Welsh cyclist gave it both barrels and then reloaded to fire off a few more direct hits.
...Wiggo? Bradley Wiggins' share of the Sports Personality of the Year vote didn't quite match Mark Cavendish's when he won the award last but then Mark didn't have Olympic gold medal winners to compete with.
...descend. Mario Cipollini wasn't one for for going uphill, didn't like the climbs but he could come down them and still can.
...it was George Hincapie what done it. Of all the evidence against Lance Armstrong one man's is more damning than any others. His loyal lieutenant through all the seven Tour victories.
...Britain. A crowning week of glory for British cycling as the crowds massed to see current top names in the game along with names of the future.
...being number 2. But being number 1 on the team, the protected rider, the favourite, the one with the target on their back now that's just a little harder. Still his fourth place in the Vuelta was a great effort.
...and their heirs have stepped in seamlessly. Sir Chris Hoy and Queen Victoria Pendleton have mixed final day of their Olympic careers with gold and silver while their understudies show there's more to come with double gold.
...on the track. Nah it's not those three golds in the Olympic stadium that will be getting all the attention today and many will claim to be the moments of the games. It's Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell.
...day after day in the velodrome. Victoria Pendleton, the women's and men's team pursuit produced one hell of a night as they delivered gold medals and world records.
...it's a good old get out clause. Philip Hindes. Did he or didn't he pull a fast one in that qualifying round? Does it matter as GB trio produced one of the great displays in the first night in the velodrome.
...the icing and the hundred and thousands. The toppings on the cake of British road cycling have just been piling up this year, with Bradley Wiggins adding the Olympic time trial gold yesterday.
...even worse to watch. It was excruciating watching Great Britain - no Team GB here - being thwarted by their own success in the men's road race on the first full day of the Olympics. Not just because Mark Cavendish didn't have a chance to win.
...not 9 months. Been reading a few people disagreeing that Bradley Wiggins victory in the Tour de France is the top sporting achievement by a Brit. His addition of Le Tour to three other race wins means he's done something no other rider has ever achieved.