...there? Wasn't this meant to be the summer of Australian humiliation? The cricket team in the Ashes, the rugby team against the Lions all while various others were beaten in various other arenas.
...passione. One British cycling hero bowed out early with a bit of an understandable whimper another just underlined his greatness. As Mark Cavendish wins the red jersey in the 2013 Giro d'Italia.
...the very top. That final Olympic gold medal in the London velodrome last August in the keirin was the perfect way to end a career that has been filled with medals and greatness in the sport.
...it's finally some good sense from the corporation. The corporation should have been more honest about Hugh Porter's absence from the Track Cycling World Championships but would he'd have found that much harder to stomach the truth.
...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.