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Callum Skinner won gold and silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Callum Skinner is right to consider himself more than an athlete

Callum Skinner, the gold and silver medallist at the Rio Olympics, announced his retirement yesterday. Still only, 26, he reflected in his retirement statement on his “long and amazing journey,” which is not inaccurate, given that he started out at Meadowbank Velodrome 13 years ago, having been inspired by Chris Hoy’s gold medal at the Athens Olympics.

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Callum Skinner visited the Scotland rugby team this week in a bid to freshen up his own training ideas and sharpen his 'edge'. Picture: Jeff Holmes.

Callum Skinner hails Cycling World Championships move to Glasgow

As he enjoys the benefits of his extended break from cycling, it is impossible to say for certain whether Callum Skinner will still be racing competitively aged 30 come 2023. In fact, given his coy teasing about a personal announcement at some point in the next few weeks, you begin to wonder just what might be next for the Olympic gold and silver 

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British cyclist Jess Varnish. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Jess Varnish loses employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport

Former Great Britain track sprinter Jess Varnish has lost her employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport. In a short statement, her management team said: “Judgment was received at 1700 today and it has been found that Jess Varnish was neither an employee or a worker of either British Cycling or UK Sport.”

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