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Watch: At home with Olympic Champion Joanna Rowsell Shand

Joseph Delves
1 Feb 2017

Through the keyhole with the racing Rowsell family, including Olympic champion Joanna

Multiple Olympic and World Track Champion Joanna Rowsell Shand and her road racing brother Erick Rowsell give us an insight into their lives and careers.

Spinning in the off-season around the roads near their family home in Shropshire the duo chart how their joint hobby became an all consuming passion. 

The passion for cycling has led to Olympic triumph for Joanna and spot on the Madison-Genesis domestic pro team for Erick. 

Joanna points out that their parents expected a different path for her, when in earlier life she was more academic and it seemed that she'd end up going to university. 

Joanna is best known for being part of the winning Team Pursuit squads at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 

With a lack of sibling rivalry that will surprise most riders out there with brothers or sisters, the pair discuss each other's careers along with debating the comparative hardships of training for road or track racing. 

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