Nicole Cooke on her busy year ahead

Former Olympic and world champion Nicole Cooke spoke to Rebecca Charlton at the launch of the Trois Etapes Pro-Am Cycle Series.

Since retiring from professional cycling in January 2013, Nicole Cooke has spent much of the last year away from the media spotlight. The former Olympic and world champion has returned to university to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). “I’m loving it, it’s opening up new horizons, It’s great to give some theory, structure and knowledge in terms of bringing everything together with the experiences I’ve had over the last 10 or 15 years,” says Cooke.

“I had to give up a lot when I was racing and I was very happy to do that. So when I stopped I knew it was the start of a new phase in life. I wanted to have new challenges that were beyond cycling and yes, the competitive streak still comes out every now and again but I think that’s part of me!”

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