It has to be said in the cycling, ‘Team GB’ totally misread the race. The excuse of ‘the rest of the world seem to be against us’ merits a kick in Team GB’s cyclists’ balls. Of course they are, it’s a bloody cycling race you stupid eejits.
When you are in front of the peloton, you control it. You must keep an eye on potential breaks. But when you allow twenty-five cyclists ahead, and those of the calibre of Cancellara, Vinokurov, Van Garderen, O’Grady the entire Spanish team and others, you must bare responsibility.
Logic should state that a team that controls the front should not allow more than ten cyclists go ahead. Logic also states the eleventh rider who tries to break should be treated as a pacemaker. Team GB made vital mistakes in the cycling. And if I were British, I would be angry with their complacency. Unfortunately, they got what they deserved as they never controlled the race.