This is a great way for you to keep track of your country and see how many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals you currently have, as well as your total. The more medals your country has, the higher up the ranks you appear.
We will be keeping track of Team GB, although our international writers may disagree slightly.
China is currently leading the field with 6 medals awarded in just the first day. Joint second and third with 5 medals is Italy and United States. It is early days so we can expect some change, although these countries are off to a great start.
Team GB missed out on a medal today in the men’s road race from London, to Box Hill laps, and back again. Team GB couldn’t keep up, and then a crash later in the game meant the gap could not be closed with the peloton being affected. Mark Cavendish was expected to sprint the last section and potentially grab Gold, after not being successful to do so in Beijing, but sadly this did not happen. The winner was Alexandr Vinokurov for Kazakhstan.
That crash late in the game was down to Fabian Cancellara who appeared to completely misjudge a corner and went straight into the barriers injuring his elbow and bringing other riders to a halt.
There is still much to happen, with the big event tomorrow being the Woman’s Cycling Road Race which is the same route as today, albeit less laps of Box Hill before returning to The Mall for a sprint finish where Team GB could redeem themselves.