Dani King: ‘Life is too short to let Rio 2016 omission bother me still’

Dani King missed out on Rio 2016 but has adapted quickly to road racing although she will only be a domestique in Ride London Classique

It is a measure of Dani King’s rapid adaptation to racing on the road that in only her second full season at the discipline, the former Olympian already feels like a fixture. This has been a promising season with strong rides on home roads – at the Women’s Tour in June and the Tour de Yorkshire a few weeks earlier – and on Saturday, she is hoping to continue that progress at the Ride London Classique.

Not that she wants to win. Instead, King will have a clear objective at the start of the 55km on a circuit that takes in the Mall, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square with dead turns on the Strand and Constitution Hill. Like the rest of her Cylance team-mates her only goal will be to ensure their sprinter Kirsten Wild repeats her victory of last year. “It won’t be about myself, I will be in a full domestique role, chasing things, making sure the breaks don’t stay away.”

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