The men's cycling road race was disappointing for Team GB who were marked men from the start. Nobody would help the favourites and, as a result, the gold medal was out of reach. Lizzy Armitstead's silver medal in the women's race and gold and bronze for Wiggins (see photo below) and Froome respectively in the time trial was an excellent consolation for GB cycling .
What has this got to do with this blog? Well, this is a record of influences and what could be more inspirational than a local Olympic Games? [All photos by Grey Fox]
|The Flame is lit.|
|The breakaways start as Team GB tries to control the race on Box Hill.|
Bradley Wiggins flies past the end of the road on his way to Gold in the Men's Time Trial.