Depending on who you talk to the Australian performance in the men's Olympic cycling road race was either solid or an opportunity lost.
British star Mark Cavendish had no doubts, accusing the Australian team of riding too defensively as he finished out of medal contention.
Stuart O'Grady finished an outstanding sixth to match his six Olympics - a record for Australian cycling.
But could the Australians have done more? That will most likely be a question with no definitive answer.
As O'Grady pointed out, the Olympic road race is almost a different sport because there are only five riders per team and no-one is allowed race radios for communication.
It was often chaotic, with the massive crowd swamping the local telecommunication system.
That meant no-one had a clear idea of the time gaps between the front groups.
Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov won the gold medal after a pulsating battle.
"I just don't think the organisation was expecting that amount of people on the roads - I understand it was logistically really hard," said Australian rider Mick Rogers.
"That's the way those races run.
"With only five riders (in the team), it's really hard to control the race.
"It has its own rhythm and style."
Rogers also was sixth in the men's time trial, won by British star Brad Wiggins, and the Australian hopes to ride in his fifth Olympics at Rio.
Dutch rider Mariane Vos won the women's road race and American Kristin Armstrong announced her retirement soon after successfully defending her Olympic women's time trial title.
The Australian women's program remains in a development phase and this was reflected in the results - Shara Gillow was the top finisher in the road race with 39th and she was 13th in the time trial.