...tours. The Vuelta a Espana and the Tour of Britain finished at the weekend both in their own way were grand.
...couldn't get any better for British cycling. On a mountain that has had a major impact on British cycling, Chris Froome chose the biggest stage to make his biggest statement. If this really was a yellow winning ride then it couldn't have been more emphatic.
...stage victory. After stage 13 from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond we saw the old Mark Cavendish, not the the grumpy old man looking for answers, but the chirpy young pup buzzing about his team.
...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.
...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.
...for the win. After Brad Wiggins early exit in this years Tour de France I want anyone to win it except either of the two Schlek brothers.