Rob Hayles announces his retirement from track racing

Rob Hayles Halfords Bikehut 2008

Rob Hayles has announced his retirement from track racing after being left out of the team for the World Championships in Poland.

Reigning national champion Hayles will focus on the road for the Halfords Bikehut team this season, and will make himself available to pass on his experience to younger riders.

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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.