'Cycling was what I loved the most, but it’s become my biggest nightmare'

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot announces the end to her season, which has turned from a dream into a nightmare thanks to injuries and illness

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot at the 2016 Olympic Games (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Former world road race champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has described her 'nightmare' of a 2016 season, which has seen her beset with injury and illness.

The 24-year-old Frenchwoman, who held the rainbow stripes for road cycling, cyclo-cross and mountain biking at the same time in 2015, has been restricted to just nine days of racing this year.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.