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Laura Kenny set to return competitive cycling

Laura Kenny will return to competitive cycling just over six months after having her first child. Credit: PA

Laura Kenny will return to competitive cycling just over six months after having her first child after being selected by Great Britain for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The 25-year-old and her husband Jason Kenny - British cycling's golden couple - have both been named in Britain's squad for the event, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland on February 28.

Laura, a four-time Olympic champion, and Jason, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, announced the arrival of their son Albert in August last year.

So there we go.. I'm am excited to announce that I'm going back to where it all began. I have been selected to ride for GB at the world championships at the end of the month!


UK Anti-Doping condemns Fancy Bear hackers over leak

Laura Trott won two gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Credit: PA

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has condemned hackers for leaking the medical records of athletes, citing "unnecessary and unwarranted worry".

Olympic gold medallists Laura Trott and Nicola Adams became the latest British athletes to have private information released into the public domain when they featured in the third batch of names whose 'therapeutic use exemptions' (TUEs), held on file by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), were released by cyber espionage group 'Fancy Bears'.

TUEs can be issued to athletes who have an illness or condition which requires the use of medication which is on WADA's prohibited list.

Trott and Adams were joined on the list by swimmer Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and rower Olivia Carnegie-Brown, who both won silver for Team GB at Rio 2016.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by any of the athletes.

UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: "We absolutely condemn the latest release of personal information pertaining to members of Team GB.

"It is causing unnecessary and unwarranted worry for the athletes affected. We continue to treat this matter with the utmost concern and seriousness, and we are in close contact with WADA."

A WADA statement read: "Stakeholders should know that WADA is being consulted and taking action based on intelligence and advice from the very highest levels of international law enforcement."


Laura Trott wins fourth Olympic Gold medal in omnium

Laura Trott celebrates winning gold in the omnium. Credit: Reuters

Laura Trott has become the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals as she stormed to victory in the women's omnium.

The 24-year-old took a commanding 24-point advantage into the points race, which concluded the six-discipline omnium, and rode a masterful race.

Trott, who won team pursuit gold on Saturday, successfully defended the title she won at London 2012.

"I can't believe it," she said afterwards. "I did not expect that at all.

"I'm just so happy that it all came together. I'm over the moon."

The Briton finished with 230 points, ahead of Sarah Hammer of the United States on 206 points and Belgium's Jolien d'Hoore on 199.

Trott takes second gold at track world championships

Laura Trott. Credit: PA

Laura Trott won her second gold medal of the Track Cycling World Championships in London with victory in the women's omnium on Sunday's final day.

The 23-year-old, who won the non-Olympic scratch race on Thursday, enhanced her advantage with a mature display in the concluding points race to claim Britain's fourth gold of the five-day competition at the Lee Valley VeloPark where she won two Olympic gold medals in 2012.

She now has seven world titles, of which are three individual crowns, and a first omnium world victory since 2012, when she went on to win Olympic gold. She will hope for a repeat in Rio in August.

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