Sky Track Cycling

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Sky Track Cycling
Team information
UCI code SKY
Based Manchester, United Kingdom
Founded 2008 (2008)
Disbanded 2013 (2013)
Discipline Track cycling
Key personnel
General manager Shane Sutton

Sky Track Cycling was a professional track cycling team competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics series. The team, based at the Manchester Velodrome, was made up of British riders, including Olympic Gold medalists Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Victoria Pendleton and Jamie Staff. It is managed by Shane Sutton with Dave Brailsford acting as team representative.

The team was launched in October 2008 with Hoy, Kenny, Pendleton, Staff, Ross Edgar and Shanaze Reade.[1] In the 2009 track cycling off-season, Reade was replaced by Peter Mitchell and Chris Newton. For the 2010–2011 season, Newton and Staff retired, Mitchell left the team, Reade made a return and Matthew Crampton joined the team.[2] The team remained unchanged for the 2011–2012 season.[3]

The team was not registered with the UCI for the 2013–14 track cycling season.

Major achievements[edit]

Date Competition Location Country Event Placing Rider Nationality
31 October 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Sprint 1 Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton  GBR
31 October 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Keirin 2 Kenny, JasonJason Kenny  GBR
1 November 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Sprint 1 Kenny, JasonJason Kenny  GBR
1 November 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom 500 m time trial 1 Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton  GBR
2 November 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Team sprint 1 Edgar, RossRoss Edgar  GBR
2 November 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Team sprint 1 Kenny, JasonJason Kenny  GBR
2 November 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Team sprint 1 Staff, JamieJamie Staff  GBR
2 November 2008 2008–09 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Keirin 1 Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton  GBR
2 November 2008 5th International Keirin Event Manchester  United Kingdom International keirin 2 Edgar, RossRoss Edgar  GBR
13 February 2009 2008–09 World Cup Copenhagen  Denmark Team sprint 1 Hoy, ChrisChris Hoy  GBR
13 February 2009 2008–09 World Cup Copenhagen  Denmark Team sprint 1 Kenny, JasonJason Kenny  GBR
13 February 2009 2008–09 World Cup Copenhagen  Denmark Team sprint 1 Staff, JamieJamie Staff  GBR
13 February 2009 2008–09 World Cup Copenhagen  Denmark Sprint 1 Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton  GBR
30 October 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Keirin 1 Hoy, ChrisChris Hoy  GBR
30 October 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Sprint 1 Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton  GBR
30 October 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Sprint 1 Hoy, ChrisChris Hoy  GBR
30 October 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom 500 m time trial 2 Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton  GBR
1 November 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Team sprint 1 Edgar, RossRoss Edgar  GBR
1 November 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Team sprint 1 Hoy, ChrisChris Hoy  GBR
1 November 2009 2009–10 World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom Team sprint 1 Staff, JamieJamie Staff  GBR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SKY+HD TRACK TEAM OFFICIALLY UNVEILED". Cycling Weekly. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "2010 - 2011 UCI Track Teams: SKY TRACK CYCLING (SKY) - GBR". uci.ch. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "2011 - 2012 UCI Track Teams: SKY TRACK CYCLING (SKY) - GBR". uci.ch. Retrieved 19 January 2012.