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After narrowly missing out on selection for the Barcelona Olympics, Rob Hayles won the first of 22 national titles in 1993 and turned pro two years later. He won Olympic bronze in the team pursuit at Sydney 2000, then silver in the team pursuit and bronze in the Madison with Bradley Wiggins in Athens in 2004, before becoming a world champion in both disciplines in 2005. Rob became national road race champion in 2008 before retiring in 2011 after 27 years of racing. As well as helping the development of a new generation of British cyclists, most notably Mark Cavendish, he now commentates and presents for British Eurosport, BBC Five Live and ITV.

Books by Rob Hayles

Easy Rider: My Life on a Bike

The brilliantly told story of the cycling world champion and multiple Olympic medallist who is one of the sport's best-loved and most colourful characters

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