There are two days to go until the 20th Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, which means it's almost time for me to begin two solid weeks of making jokes about being inside Chris Hoy. It's also time to work out when and where the cycling is taking place, and most importantly who we should be rooting for.
Let's start off inside Chris Hoy, where the highlight are -
- The Men's 400m Team Pursuit - 24th July, from 12:09 (BST) - Wiggo is rumoured to start after Jon Dibben broke his elbow earlier in the month
- The Women's Scratch Race - 26th July, from 16:21 (BST) - Laura Trott is competing and could possible add a Commonwealth gold to her medal cabinet, which is the only senior championship gold she's missing
- The Keirin - 27th July, from 15:33 (BST) - mostly because I love those motorbikes, but also because I want to see if Shane Perkin's is going to flip out and swear at the officials again
And moving outside Chris Hoy and onto the road, when the races are as follows -
- Women's Individual Time Trial - 31st July, from 10:01 (BST) - keep an eye on New Zealand's Linda Villumsen, who is a good punt for gold
- Men's Individual Time Trial - 31st July, from 12:31 (BST) - expect Wiggo action, as he's odds-on favourite at the moment. But also keep an eye on teammate Alex Dowsett who'll be out to impress
- Women's Road Race - 3rd August, from 08:01 (BST) - tune in for Lizzie Armitstead trying to go one better than her Olympic silver medal
- Men's Road Race - 3rd August, from 12:01 (BST) - keep an eye on Welshman Geraint Thomas, who is currently whizzing around France with Le Tour, but will still line up for his country
Disclaimer - I'm also fully aware that Mountain Biking will feature at the Commonwealth Games, but let's be honest, I don't have a blooming clue about that. Yes, admittedly, I could have read up on everything and made myself an expert for this one post, but to tell you the truth it doesn't interest me half as much as the road race and the events going on inside Chris Hoy. For more information click here.