Ed Clancy

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Ed Clancy
Ed Clancy, Our Greatest Team Parade.jpg
Clancy at Our Greatest Team Parade in 2012
Personal information
Full name Edward Clancy
Nickname Ed Clancy
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 29)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Rapha Condor-JLT
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006
2006
Sparkasse
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2007–2008
2009
2010
2011–
Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner
Halfords-Bikehut
Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta
Rapha Condor-Sharp
Infobox last updated on
7 March 2013

Edward "Ed" Clancy MBE (born Edward Clancy, 12 March 1985, Barnsley) is an English professional track and road bicycle racer who rides for the Rapha Condor-JLT team.[2][3] On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit, in which he is the reigning Olympic and European champion.

In the London 2012 Olympics, he also participated in the Omnium, claiming a bronze medal. In total, Clancy is a four-time world champion (in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2012) and twice European champion (in 2010 and 2011) in team pursuit; he has also won World (2010) and European (2011) titles at Omnium. On the road, he won the first stage of the 2005 Tour of Berlin.

Career[edit]

Clancy has featured in a number of world record team pursuits. On 17 August 2008, Clancy was a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad which broke the world record in the heats with 3:55:202, beating Russia to the ride-off for silver and gold.[4] The next day, on their way to winning the gold medal, the British team broke their own world record in 3:53:314, beating Denmark by 6.7 seconds.[5] Clancy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[6]

On 4 April 2012, Clancy was part of the Great Britain team which set a new world record of 3:53.295 in winning the gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2012 World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.[7]

After the 2012 Olympic Games, where he set a time of 1:00.981 in the Omnium Kilo Time Trial, British Cycling announced that Clancy would replace Sir Chris Hoy in the Great Britain team for the team sprint event, where he rode in the Man 3 position. Despite finishing 2nd in the Glasgow round of the world cup, Clancy returned to the endurance team for the 2013 world championships.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Newton-le-Willows. He is a lifelong supporter of his local football team – Huddersfield Town.[citation needed]

Major results[edit]

2004
2nd British National Madison Championships, with Mark Cavendish
2005
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, 2004–2005 Track World Cup, Round 4, Sydney
2nd Team pursuit, 2004–2005 Track World Cup, Round 4, Sydney
Stage 1, Tour of Berlin
2006
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, European U23 Track Cycling Championships
3rd Team pursuit, 2005–2006 Track World Cup, Round 4, Sydney
1st Team pursuit, 2006–2007 Track World Cup, Round 2, Moscow
2007
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Team pursuit, 2006–2007 Track World Cup, Round 4, Manchester
1st Team pursuit, 2007–2008 Track World Cup, Round 1, Sydney
1st Team pursuit, 2007–2008 Track World Cup, Round 2, Beijing
1st Team pursuit, 2007–2008 Track World Cup, Round 4, Copenhagen
2nd British National Circuit Race Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, British National Track Championships
2nd Kilo, British National Track Championships
2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Gold medal.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
1st Individual pursuit, 2008–2009 Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
1st Team pursuit, 2008–2009 Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
2009
1st Team pursuit, 2008–2009 Track World Cup, Round 5, Copenhagen
1st Team pursuit, 2009–2010 Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
2nd Team pursuit, 2009–2010 Track World Cup, Round 2, Melbourne
1st Eddy Soens Memorial Road Race
2nd Kilo, British National Track Championships
Tour Series
1st Round 6 - Southport[8]
2010
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium, Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st British National Circuit Race Championships
2011
3rd Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Stage 5, Tour de Korea
Tour Series
1st Round 2 - Aberystwyth[9]
2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Gold medal.svg Team pursuit, Olympic games
3rd Bronze medal.svg Omnium, Olympic games
Tour Series
1st Round 6 - Peterborough[10]
2013
2nd Team Pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
2013 British National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual Pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
2nd 1km Time Trial
2nd Scratch Race
2013 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team Pursuit
Tour Series
1st Round 4 - Aberystwyth[11]
1st Round 5 - Torquay[12]
1st Round 9 - Woking[13]

World Records[edit]

4000m team pursuit 3:53.314 Team GB, 18 August 2008, Beijing

4000m team pursuit 3:53.295 Team GB, 4 April 2012, Melbourne

4000m team pursuit 3:52.499 Team GB, 2 August 2012, London

4000m team pursuit 3:51.659 Team GB, 3 August 2012, London

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography – CLANCY Ed". Beijing Olympics official website. 
  2. ^ Edward Clancy
  3. ^ "Team Halfords bikehut website". Team Halfords bikehut:Cycle Race Team. 13 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. 17 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "GB storm to gold in team pursuit". BBC Sport. 18 August 2008. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 15. 31 December 2008.
  7. ^ "GB pursuit team win gold in new world record". BBC Sport. 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Halfords notch up another Tour Series win in Southport". Cycling Weekly. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Clancy Wins And It's Rapha's Night". British Cycling. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Halfords Tour Series 2012, Round 6 - Peterborough". British Cycling. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Clancy reigns in Aberystwyth at Round Four". Tour Series. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ed Clancy pips Dean Downing on the line in Torquay". Tour Series. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Team UK Youth edge closer to Pearl Izumi Tour Series title". British Cycling. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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