British Cycling coach Justin Grace has lifesaving liver surgery

GB sprint coach Justin Grace is absent from this weekend's Track World Cup in Glasgow

British Cycling's head sprint coach Justin Grace underwent lifesaving surgery on Wednesday when he received a liver transplant.

The New Zealander, who has previously coached his own nation and France before joining BC two years ago, had reportedly been on the transplant waiting list for a while after suffering from liver failure.

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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.