The British track cyclist, who has just retired, goes down in history not only for his achievements but also for his fair play.
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They are young, they are British or German, and they have in common a taste for speed and, since this Sunday, the fact that they have won two gold medals in the 2013 UCI Track World Championships in Minsk.
On Saturday, during the fourth day of the competition held in Minsk (Belarus), Italy and the Czech Republic won their first gold medals. In total, 20 nations have had at least one athlete on the podium.