Andy Tennant (cyclist)

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Andy Tennant
Andrew Tennant.jpg
Tennant riding stage 1 of the 2008 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Andrew Tennant
Born (1987-03-09) 9 March 1987 (age 28)
Wolverhampton, England
Team information
Current team WIGGINS
Discipline Track & road
Role Rider
Rider type Pursuit
Amateur team(s)
2005 Fred Williams Cycles
2006 Recycling.co.uk – SIS
2007–2008 Team 100% ME
Professional team(s)
2009 Team Halfords Bikehut
2010 Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta[1]
2011–2012 Rapha Condor-Sharp
2013–2014 Madison-Genesis
2015– WIGGINS

Andrew "Andy" Tennant (born 9 March 1987) is an English professional track and road racing cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS team.

Biography[edit]

Born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK, Tennant began to make his mark on the cycling world as a junior rider.[2] In 2005 he was selected for British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme and lived in Tuscany, Italy with the GB squad in 2006.[3] Tennant represented England in the points race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The following season he overtrained, and his results suffered as a consequence.[4] Tennant is currently a member of British Cycling's Olympic Academy.[4]

Whilst riding for Team Halfords Bikehut in 2009, he was mentored by Rob Hayles.[5]

In 2015 Tennant moved to the new WIGGINS team set up by Bradley Wiggins aiming to prepare British riders for the team pursuit at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6]

Palmarès[edit]

2003
2nd British National Circuit Race Championships – U16
2005
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Pursuit, UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, European Track Championships – Junior(Steven Burke, Ian Stannard & Ross Sander)
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Pursuit, British National Track Championships – Junior
2006
1st Stuttgart round, UIV Cup (with Ian Stannard)
3rd Team pursuit, Round 4, Sydney, 2005–2006 Track World Cup
3rd Flèche du Sud
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, European Track Championships – U23 (Edward Clancy, Ian Stannard & Geraint Thomas)
2007
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British National Team Pursuit Championships
3rd Team pursuit, Round 4, Manchester, 2006–2007 Track World Cup
2008
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, European Track Championships – U23 (Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh & Mark McNally)
2nd British National Road Race Championships – U23
2009
1st Team pursuit, Round 1, Manchester, 2009–2010 Track World Cup
2nd Team pursuit, Round 2, Melbourne, 2009–2010 Track World Cup
2nd Pursuit, British National Track Championships
2nd Points race, British National Track Championships
1st Tour of the Reservoir
2nd Girvan Three Day
2011
1st Richmond Grand Prix
2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne
2013
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit UCI Track Cycling World Championships , Minsk
2014
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships, Baie-Mahault[7]
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Individual pursuit, UEC European Track Championships, Baie-Mahault[8]
1st Team Pursuit, Round 2, London 2014–15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup (with Mark Christian, Steven Burke & Owain Doull)[9]
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit, British National Track Championships[10]
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British National Madison Championships[11]
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
2nd Team pursuit, Round 1, Guadalajara, 2014–15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup (with Jon Dibben, Steven Burke and Mark Christian)[12]
2015
3rd Overall Tour of the Reservoir[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clancy, Burke & Tennant to Candi TV". Cycling Weekly. 6 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rider Biographies: Andy Tennant". British Cycling. 
  3. ^ Larry Hickmott (14 July 2006). "Interview: Andrew Tennant". British Cycling. 
  4. ^ a b Larry Hickmott (19 February 2009). "GB Coach Lead Racing Helping Develop Champions". British Cycling. 
  5. ^ Kenny Hodgart (1 December 2009). "Interview: Rob Hayles is determined to help Endura become No.1 pro racing team in the UK". Herald Scotland. 
  6. ^ Fotheringham, William (8 January 2014). "Bradley Wiggins unveils new team to be sponsored by Sky". theguardian.com. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "European Track Championships: GB's men and women claim gold". bbc.co.uk. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "European Track Championships: GB's men and women claim gold". bbc.co.uk. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Britain claim double team pursuit gold". bbc.co.uk. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "National Track Championships: Jess Varnish powers to sprint title". bbc.co.uk. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tennant and Wood win British Madison title at Revolution Series in London". British Cycling. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott in GB team to win gold". bbc.co.uk. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Marcin Bialoblocki wins final stage, Erick Rowsell wins Tour of the Reservoir". British Cycling. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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