Cycling: Emma Pooley to retire after Commonwealth Games

Emma Pooley

Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley, former pupil at Norwich High School for Girls and Cambridge University student, has announced she will retire from cycling after she competes for England in Sunday's road race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The 31-year-old rider, who won a time-trial silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 after helping Nicole Cooke to road-race gold, made the announcement on the Rouleur cycling website.

The 2010 world road time-trial champion told Rouleur: "You have to go sometime. I considered retiring after the London Olympics, but I didn't feel like I was ready.

"I've been mulling it over, and came to the conclusion that the Commonwealth Games is the perfect opportunity - it's a big event, it's almost at home, and I want to go out properly, when I've planned it and have no regrets."