Commonwealth Game 2018: Hamish Bond switches strokes for talks

( CNN) For eight years Hamish Bond was unvanquished, winning doubled Olympic gold and seven world titles with rowing partner Eric Murray.

But what do you do when winning becomes routine? In Bond’s case he decided he wanted to experience what losing felt like — so the 32 -year-old switched strokes for talks and blades for flaming saddles with an ambitious target of winning a cycling medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The New Zealander’s first big exam arrived at April’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Game in the individual road time trial, where he procured a bronze.

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