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Rebbecca Romero completed her transformation from Rower to cyclist tonight by thrashing double world champion Sarah Hammer of America in the women's individual pursuit

Romero won world titles in her former discipline, but this is her first cycling world title, and it was won in crushing style. She started faster than the American and it wasn't long before it was over as a contest. Romero constantly stretched her lead, riding to a time of 3:30.501 minutes, almost seven seconds faster than her opponent.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.