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Olympic champion Cooke retires

Welsh cyclist Nicole Cooke - who won a gold medal in the Olympic road race in Beijing in 2008 - has announced she's retiring from competitive cycling.

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Former Olympic cycling champion Nicole Cooke retires

Welsh cyclist Nicole Cooke - who won gold in the women's road race at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 - has announced she's retiring from competitive racing.

The 29-year-old from the Vale of Glamorgan also competed in London last summer, helping teammate Lizzie Armitstead to silver.

Cooke is also a Commonwealth and World champion Credit: John Giles / PA Archive / Press Association Images

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