Last week I attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group. The special guests were Dave Brailsford, Team GB High Performance Director, Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.
The trio answered questions about their hopes for the London 2012 Olympics and also fielded questions about the recent Track World Championships in Apeldoorn.
Dave Brailsford commented that the weight of expectation is now extremely high and it is unrealistic to expect a bumper haul of medals from every championship. Dave admitted that Sir Chris Hoy and Vicky Pendleton were below their best but the trio had confidence about the prospects of Team GB for the 2012 Olympics.
Dave was particularly encouraged by the performance of the more recent additions to Team GB. Yesterday’s event has certainly whetted my appetite for the Olympics.
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Paul Kitson is a keen cyclist and a Principal Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.
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