Sharon Laws (7 July 1974 – 16 December 2017) was a British professional cyclist and environmental consultant. She gained support in conservation and worked both before and during her cycling career as an environmental consultant to organisations including the British Government, the United Nations and for mining company Rio Tinto in Australia.
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Her first victory in the team came was the Cheshire Classic stage race, which she won after coming second on the first and second stages. Her addition to the British team, which included Cooke and Emma Pooley, was expected to improve chances of a medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing but Laws crashed twice and came 35th of 62 finishers.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Sharon Laws". Cycling Website. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- Paul Verkuylen (30 May 2008). "Matt Lloyd and Oenone Wood win Aussie nationals". Cyclingnews.com.
- "Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race". British Cycling. 27 April 2008.
- "Cooke medal hopes boosted by Laws". BBC Sport. 17 April 2008.
- "Sharon Laws: Former Team GB cyclist diagnosed with cervical cancer". 10 October 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Tributes paid after former GB cyclist dies aged 43". Eurosport. 16 December 2017.
- Wallace, Wade (16 December 2017). "Vale Sharon Laws: July 7, 1974 - December 16, 2017". CyclingTips.
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- Sharon Laws signs for Team Halfords Bikehut (15 April 2008) British Cycling (Palmarès)