Matthew Crampton

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Matthew Crampton
Matthew Crampton 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Matthew Nicholas Crampton
Born (1986-05-23) 23 May 1986 (age 28)
 England
 Great Britain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Sky Track Cycling
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2006 Sportcity Velo
Professional team(s)
2008
2010–
Science in Sport
Sky Track Cycling
Infobox last updated on
19 October 2012

Matthew "Matt" Nicholas Crampton (born 23 May 1986)[2] is an English track cyclist for Sky Track Cycling. He is a member of British Cycling's Olympic Podium Programme, he has represented Great Britain at a number of major events. Crampton specializes in track sprinting and has competed in the individual sprint, team sprint, keirin and kilo events.

Biography[edit]

Born in Manchester, Crampton won the junior sprint and keirin events at the 2004 European Track Championships.[2] Crampton competed at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Bendigo, Australia in 2004, winning a silver medal in the keirin.[1]

He went on to take the silver medal as a member of England's Team Sprint squad at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 2007 saw Crampton take the silver medal in the keirin and bronze in the team sprint at the European Track Championships, this time riding in the under 23 category.

His first success internationally was a bronze medal in the keirin at the 2008 World Championships in Manchester. He won a bronze medal in the individual sprint at the first round of the 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics at Manchester on 1 November 2008. He also won the Japanese Keirin Association Race the next day.[3]

On 15 November 2008 he competed in the Revolution 21 event in Manchester. He won both events he was entered in, the Sprint and the Keirin. Other riders present were Jason Kenny, Ross Edgar and Jamie Staff.

He won silver in the men's team sprint at the 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships with teammates Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny. He also won silver in the same event two years later with Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny, after the French squad were stripped of the world title and the British team were promoted from their original bronze medals.[4]

He won gold in keirin and placed second at team sprint in Aguascalientes at 2013–14 UCI Track Cycling World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games profile
  2. ^ a b "Matthew Crampton Bio". British Cycling. Archived from the original on 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Manchester UCI World Track Cup (2008): Day 2". British Cycling. Retrieved 2008-11-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ Stokes, Shane (6 January 2012). "UCI confirms Jason Kenny, Germany are upgraded to 2011 world track champions". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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