Former professional cyclist jailed for dealing cocaine on the Isle of Man

Christopher Whorrall found with £12,000 worth of cocaine stashed in rucksack in July

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Christopher Whorrall, a former professional cyclist, has been jailed for four years after being caught dealing cocaine on the Isle of Man. 

According to BBC reporting, Whorrall, who rode for British team IG - Sigma Sport in 2013, was caught by police with a rucksack containing £12,000 worth of cocaine on 22 July this year. The 31-year-old was jailed this week after previously being shown leniency in court for dealing cannabis. 

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