The men at the Track Cycling World Championships, in Colombia failed to secure a medal for Team GB. This is the worst performance since 1998, when lottery funding starter.
Jason Kenny failed to defend his keirin title, finished fifth in the individual sprint and the team sprint. This was a failed performance for a three-time Olympic champion.
The team pursuit team failed as they finished eighth. A terrible performance for the reigning Olympic champions. Steven Burke was not selected, either.
Ed Clancy, a bronze medallist in the Olympics, finished fifth in the omnium.
These show the men failed, despite Olympic medals in all the disciplines.
The ladies performed far better. Rowsell secured two golds in the team pursuit and the individual pursuit. Becky James won bronze in the team pursuit with Jess Varnish and a bronze in the keirin.
Laura Trott secured silver in the omnium.
The performance of ladies shows that come Rio 2016, they will be in a good position to push for medals, gold ones too.
The men, however, have a lot of work to do in the next two years to catch up with the rest of the world.
After London there is significant pressure on the Team GB track cyclists to claim a large proportion of medals and on this evidence there is a need for the men to get on track.
A key problem seems to be that Dave Brailsford absence due to his commitments as Team Sky.
Shane Sutton has been working in his place, at the head of Team GB but there seems to be a lack of leadership with Sutton not having the authority of Brailsford.
Although Sutton failed to give any blame to Brailsford, his absence seems to show a hole in the hierarchy of Team GB.
It is time for Brailsford to move on with Team Sky and let Sutton try to lead Team GB on from his exceptional leadership.
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