This might just be the greatest year in British sporting history. Notwithstanding a football game in 1966, today has seen Bradley Wiggins almost certainly secure the Tour de France, the first British winner in its 109-year, 99 race history. And Chris Froome is placed second.
Just like buses. 99 races, with never a Brit on the podium in Paris, then two come along at once.
This is the fruit of Dave Brailsford’s careful labours, and if we do as well in the Olympic cycling as pundits expect then I hope he can look forward to upgrading to Sir Dave in the next honours list.