Ian Wilkinson (cyclist)

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Ian Wilkinson
Ian Wilkinson 2008MarathonChamps.jpg
British National MTB Marathon Champs.
Margam Park, 1 June 2008
Personal information
Full name Ian Wilkinson
Nickname Superman[1]
Born (1979-04-14) April 14, 1979 (age 35)
Bristol, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Team information
Current team Team Raleigh
Discipline Road, MTB and Cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Rider type Circuit/RR & XC/Marathon
Professional team(s)




2006–2008
2009
2010–2012
2013
2014–
Trek Y2K (WCPP)
UCVA Troyes
Scienceinsport.RT
Giant Racing
Science in Sport /Trek
Halfords Bikehut
Endura Racing
Team UK Youth
Team Raleigh
Infobox last updated on
22 February 2014

Ian Wilkinson (born 14 April 1979)[2] is an elite racing cyclist from Barnoldswick in Lancashire who rides for Team Raleigh. A prolific rider, he competes at the top level in cross country and marathon mountain bike racing, cyclo-cross, circuit and road racing. He is a multiple national champion, winning championships as a junior, under 23 and senior rider. He has represented Great Britain at many international events such as World Championships and World Cups in several disciplines. He was a member of British Cycling's World Class Performance Plan between 1999 and 2001.[3] He then went to France to ride on the road for a year before returning to Great Britain to ride for ScienceinSport.com, followed by stints riding for Giant RT and Science in Sport/Trek. Outside of cycling, Wilkinson's occupation is as a builder.[2]

For the 2009 season, Wilkinson signed up with Team Halfords Bikehut.[4][5] In 2010, Wilkinson joined Endura Racing, remaining with the squad for three seasons before joining Team UK Youth in 2013.[6] He was announced as part of the Team Raleigh squad for 2014.[7]

Palmarès[edit]

2000
1st United Kingdom XC, British National Mountain Biking Championships – Espoir (U23)
6th XC, European Mountain Biking Championships – Under 23
2005
3rd Marathon, British National Mountain Biking Championships
2006
8th British National Circuit Race Championships
8th XC, British National Mountain Biking Championships
14th British National Road Race Championships
8th Overall, Premier Calendar
6th Girvan 3 Day, Premier Calendar round
7th Lincoln Grand Prix, Premier Calendar round
5th Overall, National Circuit Race Series
4th Beverley Town Centre Circuit Races
3rd Otley Grand Prix
6th Rochdale Grand Prix
3rd Colne Grand Prix
2nd Clitheroe Grand Prix
3rd Travelwise Warwick Town Centre Circuit Races
2nd Overall, National Points Series, XC
2nd NPS Round 1, Sherwood
7th NPS Round 2, Margam Park
2nd NPS Round 3, Drumlanrig
3rd NPS Round 4, Newnham Park
1st Ellis Briggs Grand Prix
2007
2nd XC, British National Mountain Biking Championships
3rd Overall, Bikeline 2 Day, Premier Calendar Round 1
1st Overall, Girvan 3 Day, Premier Calendar Round 3
1st Stage 3
2nd East Midlands International CiCLE Classic, Premier Calendar Round 5
7th Lincoln Grand Prix, Premier Calendar Round 6
10th Ryedale Grand Prix, Premier Calendar Round 9
7th Blackpool Grand Prix, Premier Calendar Round 10
1st Roger Martin Memorial Road Race
4th Rochdale Grand Prix, National Criterium Series
7th Colne Grand Prix, National Criterium Series
1st Sherwood, British Mountain Bike National Cross-Country Series Round 2
4th Margam Park, British Mountain Bike National Cross-Country Series Round 2
5th National Trophy Cyclo Cross Series 2006/07, Round 1, Cheltenham
2008
1st United Kingdom Marathon, British National Mountain Biking Championships
7th Overall, Bikeline 2 Day, Premier Calendar Round 1
1st Stages 1 & 3
8th Overall, Girvan 3 Day, Premier Calendar Round 3
1st Colne Grand Prix Elite Circuit Race
3rd British National Cross Country Mountain Bike Championship
6th British National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Salford Nocturne
2nd Travelwise Warwick Town Centre Circuit Races
1st Preston City Centre Criterium
5th British National Circuit Race Championships[8]


2009
4th Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race
4th Overall, Girvan 3-Day Road Race
1st Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic[9]
2nd Chas Messenger Trophy Road Race
2nd Lincoln Grand Prix
1st Warwick Town Centre Race[10]
1st Stage 2, FBD Insurance Ras
1st Newcastle Leazes Criterium[11]
3rd Rochdale Grand Prix Circuit Race[12]
6th Blackpool Nocturne[13]
7th East Yorkshire Classic Circuit Race[14]
8th Blackburn Grand Prix[15]
2010
1st National Circuit Series[9]
1st Dumfries Bike Fest Circuit Race[16]
2nd Colne Grand Prix[17]
2nd British National Criterium Championships[9]
2011
4th Clayton Velo Classic[18]
9th Smithfield Nocturne[19]
2012
1st Stage 3 Tour de Normandie
2nd Beverbeek Classic
3rd Overall Baltic Chain Tour
2013
1st Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic[9][20]
1st Stockton Grand Prix[9]
3rd British National Criterium Championships[9]
6th Colne Grand Prix[21]
2014
1st Eddie Soens Memorial[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Phil (23 June 2011). "‘Superman’ flies over line". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Team ScienceinSport-Trek Riders 2008: Ian Wilkinson". 
  3. ^ "BCF announces MTB riders for 2004 Olympic squad". Cycling News. 18 January 2001. 
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/Clancy_wins_Eddie_Soens_article_278291.html
  5. ^ http://www.teamhalfordsbikehut.com
  6. ^ "Team News: 2013 Line-up for UK Youth Revealed". VeloUK.net. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Henrys, Colin (11 November 2013). "Yanto Barker among big-name Raleigh signings as strong 2014 team announced". Road Cycling UK. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Team Raleigh 2014". Raleigh Bicycle Company. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wilkinson wins in Warwick". Cycling Weekly. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Newcastle Leazes Criteriums". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Rochdale Grand Prix Circuit Races". British Cycling. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Blackpool Nocturne". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "East Yorkshire Classic National Circuit Race Championship". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Hickmott, Larry (13 June 2014). "2009 Blackburn Town Centre Racing". British Cycling. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Hickmott, Larry (28 May 2010). "Report: BikeFest in Dumfries Town Centre". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Hickmott, Larry; King, Cheryl (14 July 2010). "7th Colne Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Downing and Murray tie to win Clayton Velo". Cycling Weekly. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Smithfield Nocturne". British Cycling. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Ian Wilkinson sprints to CiCLE Classic victory | Latest News". Cycling Weekly. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  21. ^ "The 'cottages4you' Colne Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "53rd Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 16 June 2014.