British Olympian Jonny Bellis retires from professional cycling aged 27

Jonny Bellis, who rode with One Pro Cycling in 2015, is hanging up his wheels at the age of 27


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Jonny Bellis, who represented Great Britian at the 2008 Olympic Games and rode for WorldTour team Saxo Bank, has announced he is retiring from professional cycling at the age of 27.

The Manxman, who came through the British Olympic Academy Programme, cites the 2009 moped accident that left him in an induced coma for a month as the catalyst for his decision, having never been able to return to his former levels.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.