Olympic mania is upon us. Nicole Cooke won a Gold in the Women’s Olympic cycle road race today in an exciting sprint finish in heavy rain. This is Britain’s first ever medal in Olympic road racing and the UK’s first medal at the Beijing Olympics. Congratulations to Nicole.
Nicole was a disappointing 5th in the 2004 Athens Olympics. As in business and sport it takes enormous determination and patience to keep going through the challenging set backs and conditions to finish or even win. This is especially true of cycling in heavy rain. I completed the three day Tour of Wessex this year which only 95 finished from the 750 starters because of two days of torrential rain.