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Van Driver Tells Dame Sarah Storey To ‘Get A Job’

October 16, 2013

But she has a job… Paralympic cycling!

Paralympic golden girl Dame Sarah Storey says she’s “livid” after a van driver told her to “get a job”.

Storey, who has won 11 gold medals, is currently on maternity leave and was walking in her home town of Disley, Stockport, when the lad insulted her.

The 35-year-old cyclist was made a dame in the New Year’s Honours and gave birth to daughter Louisa in June.

She used her Twitter account to reveal the incident with the van driver at Tuesday lunchtime.

She posted:


The athlete later added: “Oh yes the rage! I was livid & stunned!”

Storey, who trains with Team GB at Manchester Velodrome, was one of the outstanding heroes of London 2012.

She won Britain’s first gold medal of the summer, in the women’s individual C5 pursuit, and went on to win three more.

Her Twitter message left her supporters equally irate.

Ned Boulting posted: “You should have coshed him with a medal or two. Or eleven.”

She replied: “Need to start taking them out with me again!!!!”

Storey later added:


The athlete lives with her Paralympic gold medallist husband Barney, and their daughter Louisa.

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