Wimbledon is on, it’s raining in England and so it must be nearly time for the Tour de France. In this Olympic year it’s looking particularly good for the British, with Team Sky having Mark Cavendish looking strong if not unbeatable in the sprints, and Bradley Wiggins competing for the overall leader. In fact some rate Bradley more highly than last year’s winner Cadel Evans. It’s always ominous when British competitors look good, we are normally so much better taking the underdog approach. But today athletes train so much harder and have so much assistance (from diet to coaching) that measure their performance, and help them peak when they should. So the fact that these two great athletes are recognised is just a reflection that they really are ready to race for these accolades.
And of course, keep a bit in store so that they can compete in the Olympics and win as well. But with one of their main competitors, Andy Schleck, out through a recent cycling accident, it is three weeks of tension and nerves. Once again ideal preparation for the Olympics happening in London in just over a month. Happy days.