5 cyclists pull out of CWG

first_imgCGF chief Michael Fenell with OC chief Suresh KalmadiDesperate measures to set things right at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village in Delhi is yet to inspire confidence among international athletes who continue to pull out. Five leading cyclists have opted out of the October event. They include Welsh world and Olympic champion Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Ben Swift and Ian Stannard of the UK and former world champion Greg Henderson. The athletes have decided to skip the Games because of health and safety concerns.  After complaints by advance teams of some contingents, the images of filth at the Games Village published in the international media have further hit the athletes’ confidence. Henderson of New Zealand said there were “too many risks” in going to Delhi while the performance director of British Cycling said their riders had pull out on their own.last_img

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