Brits on form

Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy on their Olympic medal haul. It was brilliant to see Chris pick up his 5th gold medal to go equals with Redgrave. I believe that he can win another this year, he looks on great form and it would be well deserved for him to become the greatest ever British Olympian.

Lizzie Armitstead rode a fantastic race for Silver, Vos was always going to be strong in the sprint but Lizzie performed brilliantly under the pressure she was under to get that first GB medal. I remember her winning the Cheshire Classic in 2008, she was the only rider who sat in the saddle and powered her way up 'The Cliff' hill on each lap. She was in a class of her own that day. Lizzie is a true spokesperson for Women's cycling, I read in an interview the other day that once her career is over, she wants to support the growth of Women's cycling. I hope she returns to support the Cheshire Classic as we're doing a lot of work to help do just that this year.

And finally Bradley Wiggins. What a guy, what a race and what a year. To win by over 40 seconds in the Time Trial against the level of competition such as Tony Martin and Cancellara is just incredible, especially considering his Tour win and supporting Mark Cavendish a few days earlier. He oozed class and style. This was a guy who knew he was in form and peak condition. We won't see a British rider have a year like this for a while yet, if any cyclist come to think of it. Allez Wiggo!

No comments: