Is it a sign that Britain’s Olympic gold-medal winning cyclists have stepped up a league in the celebrity stakes?

Hello! magazine obviously thinks so as it has included Nicole Cooke in its ‘Golden Girls’ feature in the latest issue.

Cooke was photographed in the exclusive Celtic Manor Resort hotel near her home in South Wales by the magazine that famously celebrates celebrity.

The 2008 Olympic women’s road race champion and team Halfords-Bikehut rider is pictured posing outside with her Boardman Pro bike and also in a more relaxed mood reclining on a bed.

Hello! magazine:

Olympic Games 2008