David Baker (cyclist)

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David Baker
Personal information
Nickname Baxter
Born (1965-12-30) 30 December 1965 (age 48)
 England
 United Kingdom
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Cyclo-cross & MTB
Role Rider
Rider type Cyclo-cross, XC MTB
Amateur team(s)
Ace Racing Team
Norton Wheelers
Professional team(s)
1987-1990
1991-1994
1995-1998
Ace RT Peugeot Cycles
Team Raleigh
GT Bicycles
Infobox last updated on
22 March 2010

David Baker (born 30 December 1965) is an English former professional racing cyclist, specialising in cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing.

Biography[edit]

Baker, from Dronfield Yorkshire, began his Cycling years riding for Norton Wheelers in Cyclo-cross events. He soon progressed and joined the Ace Racing Team where himself & fellow Team Mate Tim Gould dominated Cyclo-cross events for years. In the late 1980s Baker and Gould tried mountain bike racing in small events, this progressed to MBC (Mountain Bike Club) events which were recognised as a National Series back then. To the early 1990s the 7UP BMBF (British Mountain Bike Federation) was born- (the sport of Mountain Biking was booming) David won the 7UP National Series on numerous occasions. This was also supplemented with Mountain Bike National Champion titles. In 1993 David won the UK round of the Grundig Mountain Bike World Cup at Newnham Park near Plymouth UK. - this was a fantastic ride as having not been a regular rider in the World Series he had to qualify in a race the day before. This was David's openining to world recognition from sponsors in the next few years & to the final part of his career. David represented Great Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games placing 15th in the men's mountain bike event. Two years later after the 1996 Summer Olympics David was still competing at World Class level when he was forced to retire with heart problems. In 2009 David was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame to be recognised as one of the great champions of the sport.

Palmarès[edit]

MTB[edit]

1992
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Points Series inc EVERY ROUND
3rd Silver medal blank.svg UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-Country, Bromont

1993
1st XC, Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Semi Final Round - Plymouth UK
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships

1994
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships

1995

1996
15th Mens Cross-country 1996 Atlanta Olympics

1997

1998


Cyclo Cross[edit]


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