Nicole Cooke 'an absolute inspiration'

Ian Jenkins, Director of Development for Welsh Cycling, says Nicole Cooke's success has helped produce a fresh generation of 'world-class youngsters', who 'have been inspired by Nicole's success - and aspire to follow in her footsteps.'

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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.