Silver for Becky James in women's keirin in Rio; Elis Ligtlee takes gold

Britain's Becky James secures silver medal in the women's keirin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Becky James

(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/

Becky James continued Great Britain's haul of medals in the track cycling events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, taking silver in the women's keirin.

James left herself with a lot of ground to make up on the final lap, starting from the back of the pack and accelerating past all but eventual winner Elis Ligtlee of the Netherlands in the final lap.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.