Cycling: Edgar swaps track for road

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Scottish cyclist Ross Edgar will take to the road in 2013 after 12 years as a member of the Great Britain track team after signing for IG Sigma Sport.

The 29-year-old won Olympic silver behind fellow Scot Sir Chris Hoy in the keirin at Beijing in 2008, but missed out on selection for London 2012.

He said: “I’ve been a member of the GB cycling team track sprint squad for the past 12 years and I’ve loved the success and opportunities that have come along with it, the highlight being winning an Olympic silver medal in Beijing.

“Road riding was one element of my training, which I particularly enjoyed and I’ve always thought I could make the transition into road racing.

“I am very excited about signing with IG Sigma Sport. I look forward to racing with them.”