Two-time Olympic gold medallist Philip Hindes has announced his retirement after 11 years racing on the track. Hindes won gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016 as part of the GB team sprint line-up, alongside riders such as Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner.
Having represented Germany at youth level, Hindes switched allegiance in 2010 and went on to win one world championship, two Commonwealth Games medals and nine world cup medals, all in the team sprint.
In a statement released by British Cycling, Hindes reflected on his career, "Being a member of the Great Britain Cycling Team for so long has been incredible, and I have really lived and loved my career. My career highlights have to be my Olympic gold medals from London 2012 and Rio 2016, but also I’ve met some of my best friends on the team, and in cycling in general, so this has been the best bit of my cycling career.
"I will now be putting my dedication and drive into a new chapter of my life, starting a new career, and seeing where it takes me.
"I’d like to thank British Cycling for their support over the years and all the people that helped me on my journey, I owe a lot to them, and I can't thank them enough. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. I think there’s plenty more to come from the men’s sprint team, and I’ll be cheering them on all the way to Paris 2024."