In a recent interview with UK paper The Telegraph on the eve of his return to the track at the Revolution Series in the UK, Mark Cavendish admitted there was only one thing missing from his palmares.

"I think an Olympic medal is the only thing missing from what I can physically achieve as a cyclist. I can't win the Tour de France, but I've pretty much won everything else that I can within my physical realm, so that's the only thing missing. I’m not trying just to get a place in the team. I want to get a result. The thing is, with the track, I still have to get selected for the Olympics, so it's not like I've been selected and am basing my season around that."

Monday 4 Jan 2016

Or Michał Kwiatkowski in black, blue and white?

 

Two time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has been named in the Queen's New Years' Honours List, awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). 

"I am extremely humbled and very proud to receive this honour. It is obviously further recognition for the sport of cycling and it caps a fantastic year for me professionally and personally. It wouldn't be possible without the help of my teammates, coaches and of course the love and support from my family."

There's still a little way to go before he's a Sir like Wiggo.

Valentina Scandolara is enjoying an Australian racing holiday which has paid dividends with a round victory at the Mitchelton Bay Classic, where she finshed ahead of former team-mates Gracie Elvin and Sarah Roy, but could there be more...?

 We'd be happy for the punchy Italian to wear Green and Gold.