Hill-climb Marks End for Hayles

Rob Hayles, the long-standing British star of both track and road, has announced that he is set to retire after his forthcoming appearance at he 2011 national hill-climb championships, which is be held this coming Sunday (October 30) at Long Hill near Buxton. Hayles became rider/manager of Endura at the start of the 2010 season after a distinguished career that began with the 1993 national kilometre title and led to Olympic track medals at both the 2000 and 2004 games, the British road race title in 2008 and both the 10 and 25mile time trial titles.


The 38-year-old made the announcement via Twitter, saying: “After nearly 27 years of racing, 19 of those full time, and 16 as a professional, I have had an amazing time. But I feel it’s now time to concentrate on other very exciting things I will be doing in the future.”


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