In 2008, Mark Cavendish was the only British cyclist who failed to medal at the Beijing Olympics. He competed on the track that year, not the road, as he does in his professional career, and placed 9th in the Madison. His partner in that race was Bradley Wiggins. For himself, Wiggins won two gold medals, but had nothing left to help Cav along. They didn’t speak for months after the Olympics ended.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Mark Cavendish and Team GB were the favourites for gold in the road race. Coming off an unprecedented win at the Tour de France less than a week before, the five guys from Great Britain should have won the race. They didn’t.
Yellow and Gold is about that race, with an alternative ending.
I’m still making zines. I promise they’re not all about cycling.
“I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me to be doing things, because that makes me feel comfortable and safe - and I want some of them to be doing nothing at all, because they can be graceful and companionable for me.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned