Sir Dave Brailsford, the Team Sky principal, has sympathy for Andy Flower after the Kevin Pietersen saga laid bare the challenges of leading an elite sporting team.
Chris Froome is already looking to reclaim the Tour de France yellow jersey in 2015 after his title defence ended with a fractured wrist and hand before the race hit the high mountains.
THERE was to be no Glaswegian time trial glory for David Millar, only the confirmation of time catching up on his 37-year-old legs.
Sir Bradley Wiggins was denied a golden return to track cycling as he and England's pursuit team were beaten by a rampant Australia in the Commonwealth Games.
Jessica Varnish is convinced that the strength of the cyclists competing in Glasgow will make it impossible for just one to emerge as the 'face' of British cycling.