Double Olympic cycling track gold medallist Joanna Rowsell-Shand brought the curtain down on her stellar career on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old — who stood out from her team-mates because of the loss of her hair through alopecia — won team pursuit gold both in the London Games in 2012 and in Rio last year.   

“Having been part of the GB Cycling Team for over 10 years, travelling around the world racing my bike, today I am announcing my retirement from international cycling competition,” she said in a statement on her website,

Rowsell-Shand was also a five-time world champion — four team pursuit and one individual pursuit crown — as well as Commonwealth individual pursuit in 2014. – Agence France-Presse

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