'I'll miss her laugh, her work ethic and her determination' - Elinor Barker on Laura Kenny's retirement

Fellow Olympic team pursuit rider pays tribute to "iconic" Kenny

Elinor Barker, Laura Kenny
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Elinor Barker has said she will miss Laura Kenny's "laugh and work ethic" after Britain's most successful Olympian announced her retirement from cycling on Monday.

Kenny won five Olympic and seven World Championship titles on the track for Great Britain over a decade racing, many of which she spent alongside Barker. The pair were part of the team pursuit squad which won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, and silver at the Tokyo Games in 2021.

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