Olympic road race and world champion Nicole Cooke was presented with a special edition Boardman road bike last week to commemorate her stunning achievements in 2008.

Cooke piloted her Boardman team bike to dominant victories to become the first woman to ever achieve the Olympic-world champs double in the same year. The special bike was a replica of her team machine but completed in a white paintjob.

Cooke was presented with the bike last week at the official launch of the 2009 range of bikes designed by British cycling legend Chris Boardman – himself a former Olympic and world champion.

Unsurprisingly, the marque has launched a Cooke replica called the PRO Race Prepared, which includes the same kit as the Welsh wonder’s own bike – carbon fibre frameset, SRAM Red component groupset, Zipp carbon wheels and Ritchey WCS finishing kit. RRP is £2,999.99.

Boardman bikes are available only at Halfords stores. The complete 2009 range comprises of six road bikes, seven MTBs and four hybrid bikes.

MEET NICOLE COOKE IN CARDIFF

Nicole Cooke will be at Waterstones book shop in Cardiff on Thursday October 31 to sign her new book, Cycle for Life. The Olympic gold medallist will be at the store in The Hayes from 1.30-2.30pm.

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Boardman bikes: www.boardmanbikes.com

Nicole Cooke: www.nicolecooke.com