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Becky James has withdrawn from the up-coming Commonwealth Games with a knee injury sustained in training.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

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. In that time he has written product reviews, features 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. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.