British cycling star Ross Edgar confirms switch to road racing

Last Updated: 20/12/12 6:22pm

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Ross Edgar: Switching to road racing

Ross Edgar: Switching to road racing

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Beijing silver medallist Ross Edgar is switching to road racing after 12 years as a member of the Great Britain track team.

The 29-year-old won his Olympic silver behind Sir Chris Hoy in the keirin in 2008, but missed out on a place in the squad for London 2012.

Edgar is joining the IG Sigma Sport team and he told their website: "I've been a member of the GB cycling team track sprint squad for the past 12 years and I've loved the success and opportunities that have come along with it, the highlight being winning an Olympic silver medal in Beijing.

"Road riding was one element of my training, which I particularly enjoyed and I've always thought I could make the transition into road racing.

"I am very excited about signing with IG Sigma Sport. I enjoyed meeting the team and look forward to racing with them in 2013.

"My goals are the Tour Series in the summer followed by the Tour of Britain. I look forward to the new challenge, more opportunities to get a race number on my back and also making a right hand turn at race speeds."

British Cycling performance manager Shane Sutton said: "Ross will continue to train on the track with the GB squad. The opportunity to ride with IG Sigma Sport next year marks an exciting new stage in his career and I wish him good luck with it."

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