Former British road race champion Sharon Laws passed away early this morning after battling cancer over the past year.
Laws won the British national time trial title in 2008, was national road race champion in 2012 and won team time trial bronze at the 2012 Worlds.
Laws retired from professional cycling after the Tour of Norway in August of 2016. She announced in October of that year she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Her passing was made public by Voxwomen, who posted a message on Twitter. She was 43.
“This morning the cycling world lost a champion, a friend, a rider with a huge smile and a fantastic laugh. Sharon Laws passed away early this morning after her fight with cancer,” read a statement from Voxwomen on behalf of Laws’ family.
“Her mum Joy and her family have asked for privacy at this time. RIP Sharon Laws 1974-2017.”