British cyclist treated a sick goat before medalling at national championships

Veterinary student Phoebe Barker was asked to lend a hand on the farm where she was staying before her race

Phoebe Barker holding a goat on a farm
(Image credit: Phoebe Barker)

For most cyclists, the night before a race is reserved for winding down. It's a time for last-minute equipment tweaks, head-sized bowls of pasta, and mulling over race tactics. Then, once the to-do list has been completed, it’s off to bed for an early night. 

Things aren't always so simple, however. 

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