...great. England football team at the World Cup, the cricket team against Sri Lanka and now India, the rugby teams against the southern hemisphere - some say that Murray berk at Wimbledon. Now the cycling is imploding.
...before. Stage 8 on the second Saturday of the 2012 Tour de France in the first trip to the mountains Chris Froome rode to a brilliant stage victory and Sky's team leader took the yellow jersey on a mountain top finish. Exactly the same thing happened on the second Saturday of the 2013 Tour.
...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?
...part deux. A classic case of deja-vu on stage 16 of the 2012 Tour de France, as Thomas Voeckler storms the second last day in the Pyrenees.
...a rider is done for drugs. This time round it comes as a shock when announced last years 3rd placed rider Frank Schleck had failed a drugs test.
...deux. Where were we? Oh that's right Tommy had just won the first stage after the last rest day and Bradley Wiggins was rocking the yellow jersey.
...one. While the nation and the mass media obsess about a gurning, crybaby Scottish loser Britain is excelling yet again in a Grand Tour, with Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in the Tour de France.
...Bradley Wiggins. After his victory in the Critérium du Dauphiné he's the first cyclist to win the treble of Paris-Nice, Romandie and Dauphiné.
...was there any doubt? Mark Cavendish won the final stage of the Tour de France for his 20th stage win to finally win the green jersey in style.
..Voeckler. One of the Schleck brothers finally did something in this years Tour de France. It was one of the great rides but I was still cheering on Thomas Voeckler to to keep the yellow jersey.