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Two-time Olympic champion Hindes retires from British staff

Oct 27 (Reuters) – Two-time Olympic gold medallist Phil Hindes has introduced his retirement from the British Cycling staff after greater than a decade as a part of the dash squad.

Hindes was instrumental in Britain’s staff dash squad, profitable gold in London with Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy and once more in Rio 4 years later with Kenny and Callum Skinner.

“Being a member of the team for so long has been incredible, and I have really lived and loved my career,” Hindes mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.

“My career highlights have to be my Olympic gold medals from London 2012 and Rio 2016, but also I’ve met some of my best friends on the team, and in cycling in general, so this has been the best bit of my cycling career.”

Hindes was at all times “man one” within the three-rider staff, thought-about the hardest spot due to the standing begin.

“Phil can take pride in the fact he was indisputably the fastest man one team sprint rider in the world for a number of years. To sustain this level of power, speed and fitness for so long is remarkable,” British Cycling efficiency director Stephen Park mentioned.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, modifying by Pritha Sarkar