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Could we really be on the verge of the finest ever performance by a British cyclist? I for one think we can. On Saturday, Bradley Wiggins CBE will roll off the start ramp in Liege, and it will be time to see if all the training and preparation has paid off. I can’t begin to imagine what he must be feeling like right now. The 3 Olympic Gold Medals, the 7 rainbow jerseys, winning the Dauphine and Paris Nice, all will count for nothing. The next 3497 kilometres could potentially define his entire career. This might sound like an exaggeration, but if you’d have suggested only 5 years ago that Britain would have a realistic contender for the Maillot Jaune, no one would have taken you seriously.
We’re off to watch the Tour again this year, and will be amongst the millions who line the route each year. It’s the Alps for us, and we’ll be there for stages 11 and 12 as the riders tackle the Glandon and Croix de Fer. As well as watching we’ll be aiming to ride a few of the Cols ourselves.
But back to Wiggo. I’m sure like many thousands of British cycling fans, I just want to wish Brad the best of luck, and will have everything crossed for the next three weeks that he stays upright and realises his dream.