Jason MacIntyre

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Jason MacIntyre
Personal information
Full name Jason MacIntyre
Born (1973-09-20)September 20, 1973
Died January 15, 2008(2008-01-15) (aged 34)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time Trial Specialist
Major wins
British Circuit Race TT (2006)
British 25-mile TT (2006)
British 25-mile TT (2007)
Infobox last updated on
2008-01-17

Jason MacIntyre (20 September 1973 – 15 January 2008) was a Scottish racing cyclist. He was a triple British and Scottish champion time trial cyclist and broke Graeme Obree's 10-mile (16 km) time trial Scottish record in 2007. He was killed after a collision with a van on the A82 road.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, MacIntyre moved to Fort William when he was ten years old.[2] He started cycling at the relatively late age of 18, and won the Tour of the North in Northern Ireland at the age of 23.[2] He represented Scotland at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[2] He was the first Scot to win the British National Time Trial Championships, in 2006, and won the British 25-mile time trial twice, in 2006 and 2007.

Death[edit]

Ghost bike at Carrs Corner

On 15 January 2008, MacIntyre was involved in a collision with a van at Carrs Corner on the A82 road in Fort William.[2] He was airlifted to hospital, but died of his injuries on the way.[2]

MacIntyre was married and had twin daughters, who were eight years old at the time of his death.[2] A memorial fund launched by the Braveheart Cycling Fund to provide assistance to MacIntyre's family[3] had, as of 17 January 2008, raised £8,000.[4] The fund aims to pay for a carer for one of his daughters, who has a serious kidney condition.

Robert MacTaggart, the driver of the council van involved in the crash was later fined £500 and had his driving licence suspended for six months after pleading guilty to the charge of careless driving.[5]

On the first anniversary of his death, MacIntyre's family placed a ghost bike at Carrs Corner as a permanent memorial.[6][7]

Career highlights[edit]

1997
1st General Classification P&O Irish Sea Tour of the North (GBR)
2000
1st Scottish G.P. overall (GBR)
1st Glasgow - Dunoon RR (British Premier Calendar) (GBR)
1st Scottish Hill Climb Championships, Bonnyton Moor (GBR)
1st Scottish Olympic ITT (GBR)
1st Scottish G.P. overall (GBR)
2004
1st Scottish Road Race Championship (GBR)
1st Scottish 4000M Pursuit (GBR)
2005
1st Scottish Olympic ITT (GBR)
2006
1st Scottish 10 mile ITT (GBR)[8]
1st C.T.T. British 25 mile ITT (GBR)[9]
1st Scottish Criterium Championship (GBR)[10]
1st Scottish 25 mile ITT (GBR)[11]
1st Scottish Olympic ITT (GBR)
1st British National Time Trial Championships (GBR)[12][13]
1st Scottish Hill Climb Championships, Bonnyton Moor (GBR)[14]
1st Scottish Road Race Championship (GBR)
2007
2nd British 10 mile ITT (GBR)[15]
1st Scottish 10 mile ITT (GBR)[16][17]
1st C.T.T. British 25 mile ITT (GBR)[18][19]
1st Scottish 25 mile ITT (GBR)[20]
1st Ian Wallis Memorial 10 mile ITT - 2007 New Scottish record (18:47) (GBR)[21]
1st Scottish Olympic ITT (Eglinton) (GBR)
1st Tour of the Trossachs (Aberfoyle), New course record (1:04:47) (GBR)[22]
1st Scottish Hill Climb Championships, Bonnyton Moor (GBR)[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Canadian Press[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Cycling star dies after collision". bbc.co.uk (BBC). 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Jason MacIntyre Memorial Fund". Braveheart Cycling Fund. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Fund for cyclist raises thousands". bbc.co.uk (BBC). 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Family attacks cyclist crash fine". bbc.co.uk (BBC). 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  6. ^ Ross, David (16 Jan 2009). "Ghost bike tribute to killed cyclist". The Herald. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Candlish, Jane (17 January 2009). "Anniversary of champion cyclist’s death". Press and Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Scottish 10 mile TT Championship". British Cycling. 2006-05-28. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2006-06-05. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Scottish Men's & Women's 25 mile TT Champs". British Cycling. 2006-07-30. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  12. ^ "National Time Trial Championships". British Cycling. 2006-09-03. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  13. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Scottish 10 mile Time Trial Championship". British Cycling. 2007-05-26. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  17. ^ "Scottish Titles for MacIntyre and McLean". Scottish Cycling. 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  18. ^ "RTTC Championship 25 (Men), Championship Report". Cycling Time Trials. 2007-06-03. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  19. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2007-06-04. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Jason MacIntyre smashes record". Scottish Cycling. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Tour of the Trossachs". Scottish Cycling. 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]
  23. ^ "Weekend Round Up". Scottish Cycling. 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]

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