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PEZ Talk: US Olympian Jimmy Watkins

The Olympic ‘amateur’ ideal is long dead if you wish to stand on the podium in London – or Rio. All of the GB cycling team are full time athletes, either with the Sky team or retained under lottery funding with just one goal in life – to win Olympic medals. But a little further down the standings there are still riders who, whilst not quite at the breath taking heights of a Hoy or Kenny, have climbed high up the rankings and hold down a full time job. Jimmy Watkins of the USA has benefited from…