Former junior world champion John Paul dies aged 28

Paul was a former member of the Great Britain cycling team

John Paul
John Paul racing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
(Image credit: Getty)

John Paul, a Scottish cyclist who was a former junior world sprint champion, has tragically died aged just 28.

The news was announced on Wednesday, with 42 Degrees Coaching posting on Facebook with permission from his family that he had died during his sleep.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.