<plb_layout val_1="'''Birthdate:''' 13 April 1983<br> '''Height:''' 1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)<br> '''Weight:''' 58 kg (130 lb; 9.1 st)<br> '''Current Team:''' Vision 1 Racing<br><br> Nicole began cycling at the age of 11 and in only 5 years won her first national title. Her international career blossomed shortly thereafter winning in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Injuries took their toll on Cooke for a few years, and then she began to get back in form in 2006 and early in 2007. She again was injured in 2007 but was able to come back in time to qualify for the 2008 games and win the gold medal. Her 2009 and 2010 seasons were successful and she is now gearing up for the 2012 Summer Olympics where she will have the home town advantage. " val_2="'''Major wins'''<br> *2008 Summer Olympic Games Road Race *2008 UCI Road World Championships Road Race *2007 Grande Boucle *2007 Ronde van Vlaanderen *2006 Grande Boucle *2006 La Flèche Wallonne *2005 La Flèche Wallonne *2004 Giro d'Italia Femminile *2003 La Flèche Wallonne *2002 Commonwealth Games Road Race<br><br> '''Honors'''<br> Cooke was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009. " val_3="" val_4="" val_5="" val_6="Nicole Cooke" val_7="Nicole_Cooke_%282%29.jpg" val_8=" Great Britain" val_9="Cycling-Road" val_10="Women's Cycling Road Race" val_11="Olympic Games Road Race (2008)" val_12="" val_13="" val_14="" val_15="Nicole Cooke.jpg Nicole Cooke (2).jpg Nicole Cooke Action.jpg" layout_id="2218" cswikitext=""></plb_layout>

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