There have been a lot of career firsts for Scottish-born mountain biker Grant Ferguson in the past 12 months.
Grant won his first World Cup event at U23 level last August, claimed a bronze in the U23 World Championships in September, and is currently enjoying his first season at elite level in the cross-country World Cup series.
On Sunday he’ll tick another memorable box on his bucket list when he sets off from the start line of the Olympic Games, and while he admits he’ll be in Rio more for the experience than to challenge for a medal spot, the Team GB mountain biker is relishing the opportunity.
“It’s my first Olympics, so I’ve got massive things to learn from it,” said the 23-year-old. “I just want to go out there and perform my best.