...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.
...not. It shows how far British cycling has come over the last few years that coming away from the 2013 UCI Road World Championships with one medal was a great disappointment.
...war einfach zu gut. Sir Bradley Wiggins could do no more in his attempt to win the World Championships Time Trial. Tony Martin was just on another level.
...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.
...nearly a decade...and it was Toby Flood-less. Any coincidence? I think not. But will they learn from this?
...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.
...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.
...track. Britain's track cycling produced yet another quality performance in the Track Cycling World Championship over the last few days in Melbourne.
...doesn't matter. Females or no females I've said it before and I'll say it again. There's only one winner. Cav. The Manx Missile. Mark Cavendish.
...in Cav we trust. Britain has only it's second ever cycling road race men's pro World Champion. Mark Cavendish the best in the business.