Persuade Romero to return for team pursuit, says Obree

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Former world champion Graeme Obree believes British Cycling should persuade Rebecca Romero to return to the track as part of the team pursuit squad at the London Olympics.

After seeing New Zealand break their world record the Great Britain team pursuit squad of Wendy Houvenaghel, Jo Rowsell and Lizzie Armitstead were beaten by Australia in the final at the World Championships in Copenhagen.

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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.