wilts rover wrote:The saddest thing is that this has hardly been picked up by the national (UK)media at all, well not at all. Bradley Wiggins gets knocked off his bike and there are questions in parliament, Victoria Pendleton goes dancing, Ed Clancy and Jo Rowsell get a radio show but Nicole Cooke, who's she?
Of all that British riders have done in the past few years its Nicole's Beijing ride that is my overiding memory, yes we can really do it.....
I hope she does what she wants to do and not what other people are pressuring her to do, she deserves that.
Boardslide wrote:It's a shame nobody seems to remember Nicole was the only British rider in Europe for years doing it on her own not like the load of prima dona's we have now. As you say it's a shame the papers have ignored this story but when Emma Pooley was threatening to retire it was all over the news.
mountainrman wrote:I once heard that she had some kind of falling out with either British Cycling or Dave Brailsford or both, which is why she was an outcast. Does anyone know why?
She barely got a mention in the olympic coverage and, worse than that , when she had a problem before Box Hill as the heat came on not one of the team came back to help her get back , indeed the cameras barely noticed.
MatParker117 wrote:Lizzie Armistead felt that Cooke abandoned her at the 2011 World's when she crashed. Armistead was the leader for Team GB in Copenhagen.
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