...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.
...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.
...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.
...or is it a disorder? What are we left with after these last two weeks of the best Olympics ever but memories and the realisation that all there is now doesn't match up.
...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.
...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.
...for the perfect finish. Mark Cavendish owns the Champs-Élysées and it was up to Bradley Wiggins in the yellow jersey to make sure he won for the fourth straight time in the Tour's final stage.
...a day early. It's meant to be the final run in to Paris that's the procession for the wearer of the yellow jersey, Bradley Wiggins put it in a day early to leave the rest of field in his wake.
...The Tour. It's not Le Tour de France any more it's The Tour of France. With Bradley Wiggins in yellow and Mark Cavendish winning Britain's fifth stage.
...gargling waiting for her appearance? Was that grin on the face of Bradley Wiggins as he crossed the finish line 3rd on stage 17 an indication she should be singing very shortly?