Former British national champion Sharon Laws reveals she has cancer

Former national road race champion, Sharon Laws has announced she is suffering from cervical cancer just weeks after retiring from professional cycling

Former British road and time trial champion, Sharon Laws has announced she is suffering from cancer. Laws, who retired form professional cycling in August, has been diagnosed with cancer of the cervix and has described her illness as “treatable but not curable.”

After riding the Prudential RideLondon GP for her Podium Ambition team in July, Laws decided to have some lumps in her neck examined and it was then the cancer was discovered.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.