...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.
...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.
...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.
...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.
...track. Britain's track cycling produced yet another quality performance in the Track Cycling World Championship over the last few days in Melbourne.