By Mike McRoberts, in London
Without a doubt, the success story of these Olympic Games has been the performance of the host nation at the cycling velodrome.
Team Great Britain astonishingly won seven of the 10 gold medals up for grabs in the men's and women's track events. Throw in a silver and bronze, and the Brits rode away with nine medals.
So what has made them so much better than the rest of the world?
Well, in chatting with New Zealand Keirin-bronze medalist Simon van Velthooven, the millions and millions of pounds spent on the British technology has certainly played a part. But there is also a lot to be said in the British team's philosophy of how to go faster.
In a recent interview, British Cycling's performance director Dave Brailsford said if you took everything that goes into the bike and riding fast, and broke it down and improved each thing by 1 percent, then the result would be significant.
There have been the obvious technological advances like the aerodynamic suits and helmets, and even powered "hot pants" to keep riders’ legs warm between races.
Then there are the not-so-obvious changes.
Interestingly, the French team are convinced that Team Great Britain have been using magic wheels.
In fact, even the Kiwi team noted how protective the Brits were about their wheels, always packing them away when they weren't racing.
But what upset the French the most is that it's actually a French company who make them – Mavic.
Kiwi Simon van Velthooven was full of praise for the eventual Keirin winner, Sir Chris Hoy, but he wondered aloud at the post-race press conference how different the result may have been if they'd swapped bikes.
The New Zealand Cycling management say they can't compete with the amount of money the Brits have spent on winning medals at these games.
For instance, they had a look at providing the New Zealand riders with hot pants, but in the end settled on the much cheaper alternative of electric blankets.
That sort of comparison just underlines the tremendous effort by van Velthooven and the pursuit team who picked up bronze.