...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.
...tail. The French couldn't let Britain have it all their own way on the 100th Tour de France, well with a bit of help from the Germans. But they couldn't stop Chris Froome winning the yellow jersey for Britain's second Tour victory.
...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.
...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.
...nah then. It were grand news when announced a few weeks back that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ would start and take in two stages in Yorkshire.
...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.
...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.
..for Wiggins, Froome and Sky. But we should overlook all the what ifs and marvel at a great Vuelta a España that ended with two British riders on the podium.