Becky James out of Commonwealth Games

Welsh sprinter out of Commonwealth Games with a knee injury

Becky James, Track World Championships 2013, day three morning

Becky James has withdrawn from the up-coming Commonwealth Games with a knee injury sustained in training.

James had taken two weeks out of training for a minor surgical procedure, then when trying to make up for lost time aggravated a knee injury. In a press release today James said "I’m terribly disappointed I won’t be competing in Glasgow, I still hope to be in Glasgow cheering the team on, and wish the entire team the best of luck.”

James won two world titles on the track in 2013 when she won four medals at the world championships in Belarus. This year in Colombia she was not on the same form winning  bronze medals in the keirin and team sprint.

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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 


Since working for Cycling Weekly he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!


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