David Daniell (cyclist)

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David Daniell
Dave Daniell 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name David Daniell
Born (1989-12-23) December 23, 1989 (age 24)
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Team information
Current team Cleveland Wheelers
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2006- Cleveland Wheelers
Major wins
Arc en ciel.svg Team Sprint junior world champion (2006, 2007)
Infobox last updated on
16 December 2007

David Daniell (born 23 December 1979 in Middlesbrough[1]) is an English competitive cyclist, specialising in track sprinting. A member of the British Cycling Olympic Academy, he is a Junior World Team Sprint Champion for the second year running.[2]

Daniell began cycling after being spotted at his school in British Cycling's Go-Ride scheme.[3]

Daniell was nominated BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2006[4] and was awarded Junior Sport's Personality of the Year at the 11th annual Evening Gazette Sports Awards 2007.[2]

His first victory in a World Cup event came in October 2008, when he beat Yevhen Bolibrukh of the Ukraine. He took the victory in the kilo event with a time of 1:01.996, a clear margin of over a second over the rest of the field.[5]

After taking a silver medal in the Keirin at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Daniell underwent knee surgery that kept him out of training for 15 weeks. Subsequently he badly twisted his leg whilst riding on the road in the autumn of 2012, resulting in him losing 40 percent of the cartilage in his joint. He was dropped from the British team before Christmas 2012 as he was not performing at the same level as he was before his injury.[6]

In 2013 he moved from his native Middlesbrough to East Kilbride, taking up a part-time position as a coach at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. He has stated that he is aiming to qualify for the English team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, however he has said that he hopes to represent Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as he will have been resident in the country long enough to make the switch.[6]

Palmarés[edit]

2005
1st United Kingdom 500m TT, British National Track Championships (U16)
2nd Sprint, British National Track Championships (U16)
2006
1st Arc en ciel.svg Team Sprint, UCI World Track Championships, Junior (with Jason Kenny & Christian Lyte)
1st European Union Team Sprint, Junior European Track Championships
1st European Union Kilo, Junior European Track Championships
2nd 3km Pursuit, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2nd Sprint, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2nd Keirin, British National Track Championships (Junior)
3rd Kilo, UCI World Track Championships, Junior
3rd Kilo, British National Track Championships (Junior)
3rd Team Sprint, British National Track Championships, (with Jason Kenny & Dave Le Grys)
2007
1st Arc en ciel.svg Team Sprint, UCI World Track Championships, Junior
1st European Union Sprint, Junior European Track Championships
1st United Kingdom Kilo, British National Track Championships (Junior)
1st United Kingdom Sprint, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2nd Keirin, UCI World Track Championships, Junior
2nd Team Sprint, Junior European Track Championships
2nd Keirin, British National Track Championships (Junior)
3rd Keirin, Junior European Track Championships
5th Kilo, UCI World Track Championships, Junior
1st Kilo, 2008–2009 UCI Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
2009
7th United Kingdom Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd United Kingdom Team Sprint, European Track Championships
2nd United Kingdom Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup
2nd United Kingdom Team Sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup
2010
7th United Kingdom Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd England Keirin, Commonwealth Games
2011
2nd United Kingdom Keirin, British National Track Championships
2nd United Kingdom Sprint, British National Track Championships
2nd United Kingdom Team Sprint, British National Track Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Daniell Bio". British Cycling. 
  2. ^ a b "Award for World Champion David Daniell". British Cycling. 2007-12-13. 
  3. ^ "David Daniell Interview". The Velodrome. 
  4. ^ "My Journey - David Daniell". British Cycling. 
  5. ^ "Round 1, Manchester results and standings". Tissot. 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Lach, Stef (13 January 2014). "I'm jumping saddles to represent Scotland!". Evening Times. Retrieved 13 April 2014.