Laura Trott

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Laura Trott
Laura Trott 2012.jpg
Trott in 2012
Personal information
Full name Laura Trott
Nickname Trotty[1]
Born (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 22)
Harlow, Essex, England[2]
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[3]
Weight 52 kg (115 lb; 8.2 st)[3]
Team information
Current team Wiggle-Honda
Discipline Track and road
Rider type Sprinter (road) / Endurance (track)
Professional team(s)
2012
2013–
Team Ibis Cycles
Wiggle-Honda
Infobox last updated on
20 October 2014

Laura Trott, OBE (born 24 April 1992) is an elite level English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit and omnium disciplines. She is the inaugural Olympic champion in both events.

Representing Great Britain, Trott is the reigning Olympic and European champion in both events, as well as the reigning four-time World Champion in the team pursuit, and a former World Champion in the omnium. She is the most successful rider, male or female, in the history of the elite European Track Championships, with seven titles as of October 2014.

A rider on the road for the Wiggle Honda professional cycling team, in 2014 Trott won the British championship in the Road Race, winning the senior and under-23 titles simultaneously.

Early life[edit]

Trott was born a month prematurely in Harlow in Essex with a collapsed lung and was later diagnosed with asthma. She was recommended by doctors to take up sport in order to regulate her breathing.[4][5] She grew up in Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, where she attended Turnford School.[2][6] Her older sister Emma Trott is a former road racing cyclist.[7]

Laura Trott first began cycling when her mother decided to take up the sport to lose weight. Trott and her sister joined their mother which was when Trott first became serious about the sport.[8]

Career[edit]

Trott is a four time World and European champion in the team pursuit. She is also the European champion and previous world champion in the omnium discipline, having won the Omnium at the 2013 European Track Championships. She joined Team Ibis Cycles for the 2012 road season.[9]

In February 2012, she won the team pursuit at the 2011–2012 Track World Cup in London. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Trott won a gold medal in the team pursuit alongside Dani King and Joanna Rowsell.[10] The team also set a new world record time of 3:14.051 in this event.[11] Including pre-Olympics races and the Olympics final itself, in the six times they had ridden together they had broken the world record in every race.[10] She also won gold in the omnium making her a double Olympic Champion in her first Olympics, two days after winning gold in the team pursuit.[12][13][14]

After two seasons with Wiggle-Honda, it was announced in September 2014 that Trott would be joining the Matrix Fitness Vulpine team for 2015 as lead rider.[15]

Honours and awards[edit]

Trott was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling.[16][17]

In 2014, the former Grundy Park Leisure Centre in Cheshunt was renamed The Laura Trott Leisure Centre in her honour following a £4 million redevelopment. Trott attended the launch ahead of competing in stage four of the first Women's Tour from Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City.[18]

Palmarès[edit]

2008
British National Track Championships, Junior
3rd Sprint,
2009
British National Track Championships, Junior
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points race
2nd 500m TT
2nd British National Circuit Race Championships
3rd British National Madison Championships (with Hannah Mayho)
2010
2010 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit,
British National Track Championships,
3rd Individual pursuit,
British National Track Championships, Junior
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG 500m TT
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch race
1st British National Derny Championships
2011
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit,
2011 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Omnium
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit
Track Cycling World Cup
1st Team pursuit, Cali
3rd Omnium, Cali
2011 European Track Championships, U23
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Individual pursuit
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Scratch race
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit
British National Track Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch race
3rd 500m TT
British National Road Race Championships, U23
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG
2012
2012 Summer Olympics
1st Gold medal.svg Omnium
1st Gold medal.svg Team pursuit
Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
Track Cycling World Cup
1st Team pursuit, London
1st Omnium, Glasgow
1st Team pursuit, Glasgow
3rd Omnium, London
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Ranking
2013
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
2nd Omnium
2013 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team Pursuit
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Omnium
Track Cycling World Cup
1st Team Pursuit, Round 1, Manchester
1st Omnium, Round 1, Manchester
2nd Omnium, Round 2, Mexico, Aguascalientes
2013 British National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team Pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison
2nd Scratch Race
British National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Under 23
2nd Senior[19]
1st RideLondon GrandPrix
2014
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
2nd Omnium
2014 Commonwealth Games
Gold medal blank.svg Points Race
2014 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team Pursuit[20]
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Omnium
Track Cycling World Cup
1st Team Pursuit, Round 1, Guadalajara[21]
1st Team Pursuit, Round 2, London[22]
1st Omnium, Round 2, London[23]
British National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Senior
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Under 23[24]
British National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team pursuit[25]
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Scratch race[26]
2nd Individual pursuit[27]
3rd Points race[28]
1st Omnium, Fenioux Piste International[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fordyce, Tom (18 February 2013). "Laura Trott: Gold medallist starts countdown to Rio". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b McRae, Donald (6 February 2012). "Laura Trott sick to the stomach in pursuit of London 2012 glory". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ a b "Athlete: Laura Trott". london2012.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Laura Trott = About Me". 
  5. ^ Marsden, Sam (7 August 2012). "Laura Trott battled back from collapsed lung to Olympic gold". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  6. ^ Gold, Alasdair (4 August 2012). "18:17 Saturday 04 August 2012 Written by Alasdair Gold Trott is an Olympic champion". Hertfordshire Mercury. 
  7. ^ Hemmings, Mark (21 October 2010). "Trott sisters look back on Commonwealth Games experience". Welwyn Hatfield Times. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Kay, Vernon (14 August 2012). "interview on bbc radio". BBC radio 1. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "2012 UCI Women's Teams:TEAM IBIS CYCLES (DPD) – GBR". UCI. 13 April 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Olympics cycling: British women win team pursuit track gold". BBC Sport. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Morton, Douglas (4 August 2012). "Team GB win gold medal in women's team pursuit with world record time – Cycling – Olympics". The Independent (London). Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Slater, Matt (4 August 2012). "Olympics cycling: Laura Trott wins omnium gold medal". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Speck, Ivan (8 July 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Laura Trott wins cycling gold in the omnium". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair (7 August 2012). "Laura Trott wins omnium gold for Team GB". The Independent (London). Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Hope, Nick (2 September 2014). "Laura Trott leaves Wiggle-Honda and joins Matrix Fitness Vulpine". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  16. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 24. 29 December 2012.
  17. ^ "2013 New Year's Honoura". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Cheshunt's Grundy Park Leisure Centre renamed after Laura Trott ahead of Women's Tour stage four". Hertfordshire Mercury. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Webber, Luke. "Road: Armitstead wins British Road Race Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "European Track Championships: GB's men and women claim gold". bbc.co.uk. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott in GB team to win gold". bbc.co.uk. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Britain claim double team pursuit gold". bbc.co.uk. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott wins Britain's fourth gold". bbc.co.uk. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Laura Trott and Peter Kennaugh win British road race titles". bbc.co.uk. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "British National Track Championships 24th-28th September 2014: Communiqué No. 009". trackworldcup.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "National Track Championships: Varnish & Trott among winners". bbc.co.uk. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "National Track Championships: Jess Varnish powers to sprint title". bbc.co.uk. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "National Track Championships: Four golds for Varnish & Skinner". bbc.co.uk. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "Fenioux Piste International: Vélodrome de Costebelle - Hyères - Côte d'Azur: Omnium Dames Elite". Fédération Française de Cyclisme. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

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