...how? After Britain's haul of medals at the velodrome in the 2012 London Olympics it was the refrain from those beaten on the track. Riders given hope after the failure during the Track Cycling World Championships.
...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.
..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.
...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.
...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.
...track. Britain's track cycling produced yet another quality performance in the Track Cycling World Championship over the last few days in Melbourne.