'Chris Hoy said the British coaches may be kicking themselves’ - Britain’s lost track cycling champion

British-born Australian Matthew Richardson has fast become one of the world's best track sprinters

Matthew Richardson celebrating at the Track Champions League in London
(Image credit: SWPix)

Matthew Richardson’s trip to London for the UCI Track Champions League finale was a homecoming of sorts. The 23-year-old grew up less than 40 miles from the Lee Valley Velodrome and had more family than ever in the stands cheering him on. 

"About 10-15 people came and watched me race over the course of the two days,” he tells Cycling Weekly. “Obviously 95% of the crowd doesn’t know I’m originally from the UK.

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