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Cyclist Nicole Cooke


You need ambition and determination to make it as a top cyclist.

I've always been really well motivated.

What I do is set myself targets to aim for. I've always set my sights high.

I'd love to win the Olympics one day - it didn't quite work out for me in Athens.

And it would be great to win the women's Tour de France as well as one-day events.

Nicole celebrates trophy success
It's worth all the effort!

Nothing comes without hard work though and it's vital to have the right attitude.

I had to sacrifice a few things when I was growing up, like not going out with my friends as much as I might have done.

But the rewards have far outweighed the downside and I wouldn't change a thing.

There's no way I'd have achieved what I have done if I hadn't put all the effort in.


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