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"We're guessing you're probably going to be drunk ... Please don't try and get in at 4am"...

If you were in halls at university, you may know the feeling ... the night before your last exam, flatmates on a different course who have been out celebrating  finishing theirs drunkenly barge into your room in the middle of the night after mistaking it for their own. Now, imagine we're not on campus but at the Olympic village in Rio, and you need a good night's sleep before racing for gold the following day.

That's the scenario that led to Team GB's women's track cyclists put a polite note on the door leading to their accommodation on Friday gently reminding the men's team pursuit quartet, out toasting their dramatic victory over Australia, that they had the wrong room.

Owain Doull, who won gold alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke on Friday, tweeted a picture of the note yesterday.

 

 

And it turns out the note even served its purpose.

 

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.