CAIRO, Dec.6 (SEE)- Olympic gold medalist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from professional cycling. Rowe (nee King), who won her Olympic gold alongside Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell Shand, said in a statement on Wednesday: “Today marks both the end of one chapter in my career, and the start of a new one. As from today I’m announcing my retirement from professional cycling. “After 14 years of dedicating my life to a bike I’ve decided to go out on a high after the satisfaction of achieving everything and more in the sport that I ever set out to.
As well as winning team pursuit gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 28-year-old Briton claimed three world titles – one each year from 2011 to 2013 – and two European titles in the discipline before switching her focus from the track to the road.She then secured road race bronze for Wales at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year.