Monday, 23 July 2012
The Ups and Downs of yesterday
Mainly Ups, thankfully as with Bradley Wiggins and Chris Foome on 1st and 2nd spot on the podium in Paris and the yellow jersey leading out Mark Cavendish for the stage win, things could hardly get better for British Cycling. Surely the best day for British Sport since (at least ) 1966 and the 3 greatest active British sportsmen.
The Down? Well attitudes here to racing still need to adjust to reflect the fact that cycling is no longer a 'foreign' sport. Attitudes need to change most dramatically within the police. On the same day of Britain's greatest sporting success for over a generation, the Surrey Police were stopping a Surrey League Road Race as my fellow blogger Rob Sharland reports