Chris Newton

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Chris Newton
Personal information
Full name Christopher Newton
Born (1973-09-29) 29 September 1973 (age 41)
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
1995–1996
2000
2002–2003
2003
North Wirral Velo/Kodak
Middridge CRT
Compensation Group
Bendigo Building Industry
Professional team(s)
1998
1999
2005–2010
Team Brite
Linda McCartney Racing Team
Recycling.co.uk-MG X-Power
Infobox last updated on
27 January 2012

Christopher Malcolm (Chris) Newton (born 29 September 1973, Middlesbrough, England[2]) is a road and track racing cyclist. Newton is a multiple world champion and triple Olympic medalist.

Biography[edit]

Newton is an alumnus of the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough . Newton first competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1994, winning the silver medal in the Team Pursuit with Tony Doyle, Rob Hayles and Bryan Steel.

He was a member of the British Team Pursuit squad which finished tenth at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The team included Matt Illingworth, Rob Hayles and Bryan Steel. He won the bronze medal in the Team Pursuit at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. He won a silver medal in the Team Pursuit, and the bronze in the Points Race at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Newton won the silver medal in the Team Pursuit at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he also competed in the Points Race but failed to finish the race due to mechanical problems.[3] He won gold in the Team Pursuit at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Despite his focus on pursuing a track career at world class level, Newton's all-round ability has also seen him take many wins in top international amateur road races throughout his career.

Newton broke his collarbone on 6 March 2008 when a car door was opened in his path whilst he was training on the road, putting him out of contention for the upcoming World Championships at the end of March.[4] This put him on the backfoot at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,[5] where he contested the points race. Joan Llaneras built up an impressive lead to take the gold, leaving Newton to battle it out with Roger Kluge for silver. A late attack by Kluge left Newton unable to respond, but he was happy to take a bronze medal at his fourth Olympic Games.[5][6]

At the first round of the World Cup Classics series, in Manchester on 1 November 2008, Newton was on top form and dominated the points race. He was the clear winner and won the final sprint to a standing ovation from the crowd. On that night Great Britain won all gold in all 6 events.

Palmarès[edit]

Track[edit]

1991
4th Junior World Championships, Team Pursuit
1993
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
1994
2nd Team Pursuit, Commonwealth Games (with Doyle, Hayles & Steel)
1995
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Team Pursuit
1996
3rd World Cup, Germany, Team Pursuit, (with Hayles, Illingworth & Steel)
3rd World Cup, Italy, Team Pursuit, (with Wallace, Illingworth & Steel)
1999
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Team Pursuit
2000
2nd World Championships, Team Pursuit (with Wiggins, Manning & Steel)
3rd Team Pursuit, Olympic Games, (with Clay, Hayles, Manning, Steel & Wiggins)
2001
2nd World Championships, Team Pursuit (with Wiggins, Manning & Steel)
2nd World Cup, Poland, Team Pursuit, (with Wiggins, Manning, Steel & West)
2002
1st Arc en ciel.svg World Championships, Points Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Points Race
2nd World Championships, Team Pursuit (with Wiggins, Manning & Steel)
2nd Team Pursuit, Commonwealth Games, (with Manning, Steel & Wiggins)
3rd Points Race, Commonwealth Games
2003
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
3rd World Cup, Mexico, Points Race
4th World Championships, Points Race
2004
2nd Team Pursuit, Olympic Games, (with Cummings, Manning & Steel)
2nd World Championships, Team Pursuit (with Hayles, Manning & Steel)
1st World Cup, Sydney, Team Pursuit, (with Hayles, Manning, Steel & R. Downing
1st World Cup, Manchester (with Hayles, Manning & Steel)
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Points Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Team Pursuit (with Manning, White & Cavendish)
2nd World Cup, Sydney, Points Race
2nd World Cup, Los Angeles, Points Race
3rd World Cup, Moscow, Scratch Race 15km
4th World Cup, Mexico, Points Race
4th World Cup, Moscow, Points Race
2005
1st Arc en ciel.svg World Championships, Team Pursuit (with Steve Cummings, Paul Manning and Rob Hayles)
1st World Cup, Manchester (1), (with Steve Cummings, Paul Manning and Rob Hayles)
2nd World Cup, Manchester (2), (with Mark Cavendish, Paul Manning and Rob Hayles)
2006
1st World Cup, Moscow, Team Pursuit, (with Manning, Thomas & Clancy)
1st Team Pursuit, Commonwealth Games, (with Cummings, Manning and Rob Hayles)
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Team Pursuit
3rd National Track Champs, Pursuit (with Manning, Cummings and Clancy)
4th World Championships, Points Race
2008
3rd Points race, 2008 Summer Olympics
1st World Cup, Points Race series winner
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Points Race
2009
1st Points race, 2008–09 UCI Track Cycling World Ranking
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Scratch Race
1st United Kingdom National Track Champs, Points Race

Road[edit]

1993
1st British Centre of Excellence Road Race
1995
1st Premier Calendar, International Archer Grand Prix
1st Premier Calendar, Silver Spoon 2-day
1st Stage 2, Silver Spoon 2-day
2nd Stage 1, Silver Spoon 2-day
2nd Stage 3, Silver Spoon 2-day
2nd British National Championships, Team Time Trial
3rd British National Championships, Hill Climb
1996
1st Tour of Lancashire
1st Premier Calendar, International Archer Grand Prix
2nd Tour of Langkawi, Malaysia
1st King of the Mountains, Tour of Langkawi
3rd British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
1997
1st United Kingdom British National Championships, Team Time Trial
1st British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
1st Grand Prix de l'Oms a Fontainne, France
1st Grand Prix de la Londe, France
1st Grand Prix Bonville, France
1st Grand Prix de Geneve, Switzerland
1998
1st United Kingdom British National Championships, Team Time Trial
1st Manx International Time Trial
1st Premier Calendar, Grand Prix of Essex
1st Premier Calendar, Europa 2 day
1st Stage 1, Europa 2 day
1st Stage 2, Europa 2 day
1st Mersey Invitation Time Trial
2nd British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
8th Prutour, Prydain
1999
1st United Kingdom British National Time Trial Championships
1st United Kingdom British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
1st United Kingdom British National Championships, Team Time Trial
1st Manx International Time Trial
1st Premier Calendar, Europa 2 day
2nd Stage 1, Bishop's Waltham-Stephen's Castle, Premier Calendar, Europa 2 day
2nd Stage 2, Bishop's Waltham, Premier Calendar, Europa 2 day
2000
1st United Kingdom British National Time Trial Championships
1st Grand Prix Claude Criquielion, Belgium
1st IWT Jong Maar Meodik, Belgium
1st Premier Calendar, Europa 2 day
1st Stage 2, Bishop's Waltham, Premier Calendar, Europa 2 day
1st Premier Calendar, Lincoln Grand Prix
1st Premier Calendar, Silver Spoon Chase
1st Premier Calendar, Oleum Grand Prix
3rd UCI World Cup, Italy
3rd British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
45th 49th Olympia Tour, Netherlands
1st Stage 7, Bedum, 49th Olympia Tour
1st Stage 8, Bedum-Almere, 49th Olympia Tour
2nd Stage 1, Tilburg, 49th Olympia Tour
2001
1st United Kingdom British National Circuit Race Championships
1st Circuit des Mines, France
1st Stage 5, Sainte Marie aux Chenes-Metz, Circuit des Mines
2nd Stage 1, Briey-Plan-D'Eau, Circuit des Mines
2nd Stage 4, Rosselange-Guenange, Circuit des Mines
3rd Stage 6, Trieux-Chateau de Malbrouck, Circuit des Mines
1st Grand Prix Ploogestraat, Belgium
1st Premier Calendar, Lancaster Grand Prix
3rd British National Time Trial Championships
23rd Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca
1st Stage 3, Santa Margarita, Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca
2nd Stage 1, Laya de Palma-El Arenal, Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca
2002
1st Tour de la Manche, France
2nd FBD Milk Rás, Ireland
1st Sprint Competition, FBD Milk Rás
1st Stage 1, FBD Milk Rás, DublinBallinamore
2nd Stage 4, FBD Milk Rás, KillorglinCastletownbere
2nd Stage 5, FBD Milk Rás, CastletownbereMidleton
1st Stage 6, FBD Milk Rás, DungarvanArklow
1st Stage 7, FBD Milk Rás, ArklowBaltinglass
1st Stage 8, FBD Milk Rás, Phoenix Park Circuit Race
1st Stage 1, Beroun-Beroun, Gweriniaeth Tsiec
1st Stage 4, JoeufMetz, Circuit des Mines, France
3rd British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
2003
1st FBD Milk Rás, Ireland
Stage 5, FBD Milk Rás, LetterkennyBuncrana
2004
3rd Colne Grand Prix[7]
2005
1st United Kingdom British National Time Trial Championships
1st FBD Insurance Ras, Ireland
3rd, Sprint Competition, FBD Insurance Ras
2nd Clitheroe Town Centre Grand Prix[8]
2006
1st Stage race, Tour of the South
1st 1 Stage, Tour of the South
2nd British National Time Trial Championships – 25 mile
2007
1st Premier Calendar Series
1st Premier Calendar, Bikeline 2 day, Hope
1st Stage 1, Premier Calendar, Bikeline 2 day
1st Premier Calendar, Ryedale Grand Prix
2nd Premier Calendar, 38th Girvan 3 day
1st Stage 1, 38th Girvan 3 day
3rd Stage 2, 38th Girvan 3 day
3rd Stage 3, 38th Girvan 3 day
4th Stage 4, 38th Girvan 3 day
2nd Premier Calendar, Beaumont Trophy
3rd Premier Calendar, Blackpool Grand Prix
Premier Calendar, Grand Prix of Wales
5th Premier Calendar, Tour of Pendle
2008
1st Stage 3, FBD Insurance Rás, ClaremorrisLisdoonvarna
1st Clayton Velo Spring Classic[9]
4th Lincoln Grand Prix[10]
4th Richmond Grand Prix[11]
2009
1st Rochdale Grand Prix Circuit Race[12]
3rd Newcastle Leazes Criterium[13]
4th Lincoln Grand Prix[14]
2010
1st Lincoln GP
1st Tour Doon Hame
1st Beaumont Trophy
1st Premier Calendar Series
5th York Cycling City Centre Race[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography – NEWTON Chris". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ British Cycling Profile
  3. ^ "Newton grabs bronze for Britain in thrilling points race". Mail Online. 16 August 2008. 
  4. ^ Newton Injured Ahead of Worlds British Cycling 6 March 2008
  5. ^ a b Alasdair Fotheringham (16 August 2008). "Newton Storms to Bronze in Points". Cycling Weekly. 
  6. ^ Larry Hickmont (16 August 2008). "Men's Points Race". British Cycling. 
  7. ^ "Colne Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Clitheroe Town Centre Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Clayton Velo Spring Classic Handicap". British Cycling. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Downing Wins Lincoln - But Which One?". Cycling Weekly. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Downing Secures Seventh Victory". Cycling Weekly. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Rochdale Grand Prix Circuit Races". British Cycling. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Newcastle Leazes Criteriums". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Lincoln Grand Prix 2009: comment and analysis". Cycling Weekly. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Hickmott, Larry (25 July 2010). "York Cycling City Centre Races". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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