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Nicole Cooke Announces Retirement

By Cor Vos on January 14, 2013

Former British National Champion, Nicole Cooke, announced her retirement at a press conference in London (14/01/2013). At the age of 12 Cooke had two desires; 1) to win the Tour de France and 2) win the Olympic Road Race. 2008 marked one of the greatest season's of Cooke's career as she won the gold medal in the women's road race at the Beijing Olympics. as well as winning the UCI World Championships women's road race in Varese. Her other accolades include winning the 2004 Giro d'Italia Femminine, winning the British National Road title on nine occasions, gold medal in the women's road race during the 2002 Machester Commonwealth Games as well as being awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009. Cooke also made remarks about the current Lance Armstrong scandal as well as UCI's lack of commitment towards further development of women's cycling. For the full retirement press statement from Cooke refer to, http://bit.ly/XyYN0e.
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