|BC412||2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games - A Tribute to Nicole Cooke, Unsigned||£17.50||Buy Now|
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Issue Date: 27/07/2010
Issue Name: 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games - A Tribute to Nicole Cooke
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This lovely cover is a tribute to cyclist Nicole Cooke. Twice winner of the World Cup series, Nicole has also won The Tour de France and Giro Donne. In 2008 she became the first rider to win both World and Olympic titles in the same season. A truly golden girl from Wales. This cover features five of the ten Olympic stamps and has a Wick, Vale of Glamorgan postmark (27th July, 2010).
Nicole Cooke - Cyclist
In 2008 Nicole became Olympic Champion in the Road Race at the Beijing Olympics reaching the pinnacle of her sport. It was an epic seventy eight mile race beginning in the heart of Beijing city passing historic monuments such s Tianamen Square as te peleton made their way to the finishing circuits on the Great Wall of China.
Under torrential rain, Nicole sprinted to glory from a group of five riders Wales' first gold medal for thirty six years and Great Britain's 200th in the history of the Olympic Games.
'It was a dream come true for me, in all the difficult moments in the last year I always kept on believing that it was possible and as I crossed the line I felt so many emotions all at once from the highs and lows of my journey to get here!'
Just 6 weeks later Nicole won Gold in the World Road Race Championships to become the first road rider, male or female, ever to win both titles in the same season. This is the peak of a successful career which has also included Commonwealth Games Gold, the World No.1 Ranking, World Cup Series, Tour de France and Giro D'Italia stage races and an unprecedented 4 World Championships in the Junior category.
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Nicole Cooke MBE is a Welsh former professional road bicycle racer and Commonwealth, Olympic and World road race champion. Cooke announced her retirement from the sport on 14 January 2013 at the age of 29.