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Shane Sutton has been involved with cycling all his life. He has seen it all.

Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s track revolution |

He has certainly seen how badly teams can be run — he was part of a British team that started the Tour de France, whose owner vanished halfway through, and was never heard of again with the riders going unpaid for their three weeks of toil around France. Heeoes is therefore in a good position to analyse what makes the British team successful, to define what it is that has led to such a spectacular transformation from laughing stock to superpower.

Does it come down solely to the investment of millions of Lottery funding? Leadership happens throughout the programme villanis it’s velodroomes key to everything.

Now we’ve got underpinning groups — young riders who are following the lead of the Chris Hoys, the Jason Queallys.

So these athletes provide leadership in that way. If you’re a young junior and you’re training with Chris Hoy, he’s an icon for them, and you need icons.

These guys have been instrumental in velordomes way this programme has moved forward. You gotta have it.

He anr in himself per cent. Bottom line, he’s selfish. It’s all about Chris. But he needs to be like that, and when you take him away from the performance, from this arena here, you wouldn’t get a nicer guy. Very few are like that.


Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s track revolution

Normally you’re pushing athletes, saying, “Come on, you gotta get your arse in gear. Much of what Sutton says chimes with what Peter Keen tells me. It’s something Chris Hoy and Chris Boardman have in common. In fact, they have quite a lot in common: According to Sutton, it is Hoy’s trainaholism that should see him continue to perform at a high level for several more years.

Stop if villlains start going backwards and looking stupid.

But enjoy it, because before you know it, it’s over. Take it a bit more seriously. Chris Boardman’s involvement with “the programme” — as he refers to it — “gives me satisfaction because you’re surrounded by problems all the time”.

Also, “you have to take risks to stay ahead. There are fifteen people who we work with on everything from clothing to handlebars. They come from Formula One and further afield — we’ll be taking another new step soon. A few months later I find out what he means, when a tie-up between BAE Systems, the global defence and aerospace company, and UK Sport is confirmed, to “deliver expertise in structural and mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, mathematical modeling and simulation, human factors and materials science” to the sports of cycling, sailing, canoeing, rowing and bob skeleton.

Vvelodromes much for the equipment; how about the athletes? How are they prepared? How do they compete — within the rules? It means taking the one percent from everything you do; finding a one percent margin for improvement in everything you do.

That’s what we try to do from the mechanics upwards; if a mechanic sticks a tyre on, and someone comes along and says it could be done better, it’s not an insult — it’s because we are always striving for improvement, for those velodormes percent gains, in absolutely every single thing we do.


Now, it’s my belief that some guys don’t do that; that they rely on doping instead.

And they neglect all the little bits. I suspect some look on doping as a substitute for training properly. Hoy says, “I would agree with Dave [Brailsford]: I think some guys anc do see drugs as the biggest part of their preparation, with the result that they don’t pay as much attention to every other detail, trying to squeeze everything out of every other area.

But that’s what motivates me to put in percent everyday. I try to go into the major competitions knowing that I’ve done absolutely everything I possibly could. Also available from Amazon USA. Heroes, Villains and Velodromes HarperCollins.

Tales from the Peloton, August 24, Team Great Britain put the rest of the world to shame when they took seven of the ten gold medals on offer in the Beijing Olympic track cycling events. How did this nation, not traditionally a cycling powerhouse, get to this point? A new book by Richard Moore tracks the progress of the British programme.

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