Bradley Wiggins has already shown the form to be considered a contender for this year's Tour de France, where success is likely to be forged in the mountains and during the two stretches of time trials.
Let the force be with them, as they poach and counter-poach.
Manchester City's Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott, James Milner and Adam Johnson have all been named by Stuart Pearce in the initial 80-man Great Britain squad for the London Olympics.
All round, not too bad though.
You might have assumed that Royal Bank of Scotland's management had bigger things to worry about than the volatility of the bank's share price - like how to get the price permanently higher, as opposed to less frisky when viewed on a day-by-day basis.
A higher than expected volume of claims for payment protection insurance compensation has forced Barclays to add an extra £300m to its £1bn provision in a move that indicates other banks might also be facing higher bills for the mis-selling of the insurance.
The US economy is 'expanding moderately', but there are still clouds on the horizon, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said in his latest statement on America's financial health.