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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke: Ex-Team Sky rider retires from professional cycling

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has retired from professional cycling.

The 32-year-old Briton was sacked by Team Sky and banned for two years for a doping violation in 2014, which also led to him being stripped of the 2012 Tour of Britain title.

He returned to racing at national level in 2016 but says he no longer has the “mindset” to race professionally.