Magistrates later convicted Howard, then 36, of Buckingham, of dangerous cycling and fined him £2,200.By comparison a motorist convicted of causing death by dangerous driving faces a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail.When we started to win prolifically in Beijing, and before that, the Italian Federation for Cycling said, 'the British track team cheated for sure.' And we weren't."But you've got to be a realist.It is a problem, the sport has got this reputation based on what's happened in the past, but you've got to stick to your guns and show that you can do it clean, and give everybody hope and belief that if you do things cleverly, if you do things with a brain, and you get behind athletes and support them you can achieve fantastic results."A home games too, has presented new challenges. "In Beijing, I think I went 13 different times to figure out how we were going to operate in this challenging environment, whereas here you just jump on a train and go down to London."The one thing that is really interesting.And if you haven't got that, it doesn't matter how much talent you've got, you're never going to get sustained success."Olden returns: Brailsford's wins Athens 2004 4 medals Two golds, one silver, one bronze.Golds are Chris Hoy in the 1km time trial, and Bradley Wiggins in the individual pursuit.It has, he says, affected them in different ways, but they're ready for it.
In Thursday's men's team sprint, the bookies had Great Britain down as likely to get bronze.
Beijing 2008 14 medals Stunning performances from the cyclists yield eight golds.2011 World Championship Mark Cavendish becomes first British road-race winner since 1965.2012 Tour de France Under Brailsford at Team Sky, Wiggins becomes first ever Briton to win the Tour.