It might only have been a test even, but last week's Track World Cup meet at the new London Velodrome gave the Brits, and the rest of the world, the chance to find out just how the boards are feeling ahead of this summer's Olympics. Team GB rocked up and topped the medal table, thanks in no small measure to Joanna Rowsell.
The rumours have been swirling for months now: the UCI had three heads on the chopping block for the 2012 Olympics in London: the individual pursuit, the points race, and the madison. It seemed like a miserable gossip, but then, this week, the UCI announced the axing of the three. No one from PEZ has even a hundredth of the tie to the track that Ed Hood does, so it seems only appropriate for Mr. Hood to sound the death knell.