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Paris Olympics 2024: Team GB’s Neah Evans aims to go a step higher on podium

It is still a few months before the Team GB cycling squad for Paris is announced but Evans appears certain to again be included.

She will be one of the older members of the group but, in relative terms, the former veterinarian has not been competing at the elite level for long, having only taken up cycling full-time seven years ago.

Not that the Aberdeenshire-based rider is concerned by age.

“On paper, I am older but my time in the sport is still a lot lower than quite a few of my team-mates, so that works in my favour to some degree,” she added.

“I think if I go in with the attitude of ‘I am still developing and I’ve still got more to give’, then who knows how high I can reach?

“I am not going to be self-limiting. Mentally, you give way before you do physically and I could easily do that at my age and think, ‘this is it, my physiological limit’. But you are only as old as you feel.

“At the moment I have absolutely zero plans to retire. I experienced a proper job when I worked as a vet and I love that job and find it hugely rewarding but I’m also not rushing back to do it.”

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