'My body is letting me down': Hannah Barnes to retire at end at of 2023

Former British champion on ending her career, support from Uno-X, and witnessing the sea change in women's pro cycling

Hannah Barnes
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The thing Hannah Barnes will miss the most about being a professional cyclist is the vibe just before one of the biggest events of the year.

"I will miss being in a team, just sat in a bus before a big race, like [Paris-]Roubaix or [the Tour of] Flanders," she told Cycling Weekly on Tuesday morning. "Everyone was so excited. The music was loud. I'm going to miss that. Even now I've not been at a race for five or six weeks and I already feel like I'm not in a team."

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