Olympic cyclist Laura Kenny played a a key part in the Great Britain team that won 12 medals – eight of them gold – across the cycling events. Laura went on to further success four years later in Rio, taking her personal tally of Olympic gold medals to four
Dave Brailsford, who guided Great Britain's cyclists to 14 medals at the Beijing Olympics, has an eye for identifying talent and is therefore a tough man to impress. But a smile crept across the face of the British Cycling performance director and Team Sky principal when he proudly described Chris Froome's second-placed finish at the Vuelta a Espana as a "breakthrough performance".
Rio 2016: Cycling gold for GB as Grainger makes history - day six round-up