The British women's cycling team are looking stronger than ever going into the Olympics and Laura Trott is a central figure within that squad.
The 20-year-old is a double World and European Champion in the team pursuit, and in April she, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell smashed the world record not once, but twice, on their way to World Championships glory in Melbourne.
Given that they had already broken that record two months previously at the Track World Cup in London, those results only served to highlight the unprecedented form they were in.
If that wasn’t enough, Trott also added the World Omnium title to the European crown she won last October, and she will be going for gold in both those disciplines as she makes her Olympics debut in London.
Trott took up the sport when she was eight, going along to the local track at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, with her family. Although she did not like the early mornings and weekend races, she was soon winning and it was because of this that she became hooked.
She became national champion aged twelve and was soon part of the Great Britain sprint programme. Since then she has not looked back and an Olympic medal is the only thing missing on her impressive palmares.