George Atkins (cyclist)

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George Atkins
ToB 2014 stage 8a - George Atkins 03.jpg
Atkins at the 2014 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name George Atkins
Born (1991-08-18) 18 August 1991 (age 23)
Leicester, England
Team information
Current team Team Raleigh
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance
Amateur team(s)
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012–2013
Pearl Izumi/Planet X/High 5[1]
Websters Cycles[2]
100% ME
Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers[3]
100% ME
Professional team(s)
2014–
Infobox last updated on
29 April 2014

George Atkins (born 18 August 1991) is a track and road racing cyclist from Leicester. He is a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme. In 2009 he won the British National Road Race Championships Junior title.[4] At the 2010 Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in the track points race. After the Commonwealth Games Atkins took a break from the sport but returned in the summer of 2011.[3]

It was announced in October 2013 that Atkins would turn professional for the 2014 season, with Team Raleigh.[5] After one season with Raleigh Atkins was listed as part of the inaugural squad of the ONE Pro Cycling team for the 2015 season.[6]

Palmarès[edit]

2007
1st Criterium, European Youth Summer Olympic Festival (Junior)[7]
3rd Pursuit, National Youth Track Championships
2008
3rd Scratch race, National Junior Track Championships
2009
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Junior Road Race Championships[7]
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Dan McLay)
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch race
3rd Kilo
European Track Championships
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
2010
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points race
2nd Individual pursuit
3rd Madison (with Erick Rowsell)
2nd Points race Commonwealth Games
2011
1st Scottish Hill Climb Championship[8]
1st Drummond Trophy[8]
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships[9]
3rd Scottish Time Trial Championship[8]
2012
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points race[8]
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team pursuit (with Team 100% ME) [8]
3rd Omnium [8]
3rd Madison (with Owain Doull)[10]
1st Jock Wadley Memorial [8]
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships[11]
2013
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Jon Mould)[12]
3rd Points race[13]
1st British Cycling Elite Circuit Series[14]
1st Stockton Festival of Cycling Criterium[15]
3rd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2014
1st Stockton Festival of Cycling Criterium[16]
1st David Campbell Memorial Road Race[17]
2nd Wales Open Criterium[18]
2nd Leicester Castle Classic[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pearl Izumi / Planet X / High 5 Racing Team Launch". Road Cycling UK. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "George Atkins: Rider Profile". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Wood, Ed (11 June 2011). "George Atkins Interview: Commonwealth Games silver medallist returns to the sport". Velonation. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Simon Richardson (2009-06-27). "Atkins wins junior road title in Wales". Cycling Weekly. 
  5. ^ "'Super-excited' Atkins can't wait for road race challenge". Leicester Mercury. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Cary, Tom (9 December 2014). "England wicketkeeper Matt Prior launches UCI Continental team ONE Pro Cycling". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Future heroes – George Atkins". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "George Atkins Cyclist – Palmares". George Atkins. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (4 September 2011). "2011 British TT Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Allen, Eddie; Whitehouse, Andy (28 January 2012). "Christian and Yates win 2012 National Madison Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "National Championship, Road, ITT, U23, Great Britain 2012". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jon Mould and George Atkins win national Madison title". Cycling Weekly. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  13. ^ o'Hara, Laura (25 September 2013). "Trott picks up first gold of 2013 British National Track Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Kennedy, Andrew (24 July 2013). "George Atkins wins Elite Circuit Series as Downing takes Sheffield Grand Prix victory". British Cycling. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Stockton Festival of Cycling, Criterium 2013". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Swarbrick, Guy (21 July 2014). "Atkins wins Stockton Velo29-Altura Town Centre Races". British Cycling. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Bean, David (27 April 2014). "Atkins wins 2014 David Campbell Memorial Road Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (30 July 2014). "Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor) wins Wales Open Criterium, while Alex Blain (Team Raleigh) wins overall series". British Cycling. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  19. ^ Swarbrick, Guy (17 August 2014). "NFTO Pro Cycling's Jon Mould takes 2014 Leicester Castle Classic victory". British Cycling. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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