Jamie Staff

Olympic team sprint champion Jamie Staff has announced his retirement from cycling at the age of 36.

The former BMX star switched to the track and became the best ‘man one' in the world, mastering a highly specialised discipline and setting the fastest opening lap of all time at the Beijing Olympics. That time of 17.1 seconds for 250 metres still stands and his retirement, due in part to a persistent back injury, leaves a whole in the Great Britain team sprint trio.

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