Hayles admits his Madison days are behind him

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Rob Hayles accepts his Madison days are probably over after being told he was not part of Great Britain?s plans for next month?s World Championships in Poland.

The 36-year-old former world Madison champion teamed up with 19-year-old Peter Kennaugh to win a silver medal in the event at the Beijing World Cup in January.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.