While the Briton cycling enthusiasts are upset with GB’s no title in Track World, Shane Sutton is confident about a positive performance from the team at 2016 Rio Olympics.
According to the GB technical director, the team track cyclists are still able to “do business” the coming despite their no-gold status at Track World Championship for the 1st time in fourteen years.
However, Sutton has been realistic in his claims, stressing that the challenge ahead won’t be easy at all.
“I am pretty aware that we are competitive in possibly 7 medal events here in track”, stated the technical director from GB.
GB won 3 silver medals at this year’s Paris hosted World Track Championships. As per Sutton’s statements, the expectation is higher on the riders with over 10 years of domination over track- guided by iconic Brit riders like Sir Hoy & Victoria Pendleton. Both Sir Hoy & Pendleton were members of the great squad which came up with as many as 7 gold medals at London 2012 Olympic Games.
“We have raised the very bar when it comes to cycling & it is quite tough to surpass that continuously”, emphasized the renowned technical director from GB. “It is a huge challenge which is lying before us now. I am pretty confident that we would be able to do our business yet it does not seem easy at all. We are doing whatever we are capable of in our present situation & we are assured that we would be able to spear these riders into a very successful Rio. We are pretty aware of our position & we know quite well that what is actually needed of us.”
Australian by origin, Sutton came up as the technical head of GB on 2014 April.