Welcome to the official web site for Nicole Cooke MBE, Olympic gold medallist.
After setting her heart on an Olympic gold medal at the age of 11, Nicole went on to an incredible career in cycling, achieving her Olympic dream in Beijing 2008 under the backdrop of the Great Wall of China. Nicole went on to become the first rider in history to win Olympic and World Championship road race gold in the same year. Other highlights in a career that spanned 13 years include riding in Yellow over the mythical mountains of the Tour de France en route to two Tour victories and conquering the Spring Classics with victories in the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallone and Tour of Flanders, and winning the World Cup Series.
Keep an eye on the latest news section for updates on Nicole's most recent activities and forthcoming events, and please visit the relevant sections of the website for more details of Nicole's racing career. We are working on a new 'Video' section and hope to bring you some of Nicole's greatest races of her career in the coming months leading up to the launch of Nicole's Autobiography.
My book is due for release this summer. Writing it has been another challenge as I have attempted to reflect my journey through cycling from the female perspective. I have started it with a look at what inspired me, the growing women's scene, moves towards equality, the chance to ride the great classics and great races, regardless of gender, the wonder of this most enchanting of sports. Then I describe my own career, my successes and failures, my high moments, my injuries, operations and crashes. I also describe the polluting and cancerous effect of performance enhancing drugs. I have also charted the reaction of the universally male management within cycling both at a British level and at UCI level, where not only were so many opportunities lost, but often things that worked well were neglected and ignored so that they would decay. At many stages it was a very tough write, this is no saccharine fairy story, it couldn't be, a woman, in macho man territory, but I hope you like it.
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Please send a stamped adressed envelope and the name(s) of the dedication to:
Nicole Cooke, PO Box 38, Cowbridge, CF71 7XU, Great Britain