Steve Cummings

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Steve Cummings
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Cummings at the 2008 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Stephen Philip Cummings
Born (1981-03-19) 19 March 1981 (age 33)
Clatterbridge, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Birkenhead North End CC
Professional team(s)
2005–2006
2007
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012–
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
Discovery Channel
Barloworld
Team Sky
BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Road

Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2012)
Stage races
Tour Méditerranéen (2014)
Track
UCI Track World Championships
Team Pursuit (2005)
Commonwealth Games
Team Pursuit (2006)
Infobox last updated on
12 April 2014

Stephen Philip "Steve" Cummings (born 19 March 1981) is an English racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team.[2]

Biography[edit]

Cummings won the team pursuit at the 2005 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles and at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He also took bronze in the individual pursuit. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens Cummings and the Great Britain team achieved a time of 3–59.

In 1999, riding for Birkenhead North End CC as a junior, aged 17, Cummings won the Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race, a handicap race open to all categories. It remains the only time in 46 years that a junior has won. He went on to take the British National Road Race Championships that year.

In 2006 he rode for Landbouwkrediet-Colnago and came second in the Trofeo Laigueglia to Alessandro Ballan of Lampre-Fondital. In 2007 he switched to Discovery Channel before moving to Barloworld in 2008.

His first professional win was in 2008, stage 2 of the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria.

Team Sky[edit]

Cummings at the 2010 Giro d'Italia

Cummings joined new British-based Team Sky for the 2010 season.

In 2011, racing with Sky, he had arguably his most successful professional race to date at the Tour of Algarve. He won stage three in a mountain-top finish ahead of Alberto Contador, taking the overall lead of the race which he held until the final time-trial; he finished the tour in seventh place.

In September, Cummings finished second overall in the Tour of Britain. Later that month he announced he would join BMC Racing Team for the 2012 season.[2]

Cummings was part of the Great Britain team that helped Mark Cavendish win the 2011 UCI World Road Race Championship. He then finished 4th overall in the first Tour of Beijing.

BMC Racing Team[edit]

In February 2012, Cummings broke his pelvis in an accident while competing in the Tour of the Algarve.[3] In April, bad luck struck again when he fractured his left wrist in the Tour of the Basque Country.[4] He recuperated from those injuries and competed in the Tour de France, where he was a domestique to his leader Cadel Evans and finished 95th overall.[5] In the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, he gained his first Grand Tour victory. On Stage 13, he broke away with six other riders after the first hour of racing. The break made it through on the mainly flat course and he attacked with about 4 km (2.5 mi) to race, creating a gap. He held on to his lead and won by four seconds over the two chasers, Cameron Meyer of Orica-GreenEDGE and Team Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha.[6]

Palmares[edit]

1999
1st Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Junior National Road Race Championships
2001
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team Pursuit National Track Championships
2004
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team Pursuit Olympic Games
2005
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit Track World Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team Pursuit National Track Championships
2nd British National Road Race Championships
2006
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit 2006 Commonwealth Games
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team Pursuit National Track Championships
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
2008
2nd Overall Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
1st Stage 2
1st Coppa Bernocchi
2nd Overall Tour of Denmark
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
11th Time trial 2008 Summer Olympics
2009
1st Day 3 Giro del Capo
4th Coppa Bernocchi
7th Trofeo Laigueglia
2010
2nd Stage 4 Giro d'Italia
4th GP Cycliste la Marseillaise
2011
7th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 3
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
4th Overall Tour of Beijing
9th Overall Tour de Pologne
9th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
2012
1st Stage 13 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing
2013
1st Stage 1 TTT Tour of Qatar
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
2nd Overall Dubai Tour
8th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 110 96 - 55 - - 149 -
Yellow jersey Tour - - - 151 - 95 - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - - - 156 -

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography – CUMMINGS Stephen". Beijing Olympics official website. 
  2. ^ a b Bull, Nick (30 September 2011). "Steve Cummings leaves Sky for BMC Racing". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Limited). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Steve Cummings faces Olympic fitness battle after breaking pelvis". BBC Sport. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ Alasdair Fotheringham (31 August 2012). "Cummings puts injuries behind him for biggest career win". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tour de France 2012, stage 20: race details and standings". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited 2012). 22 July 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Barry Ryan (31 August 2012). "Cummings solos to victory in Ferrol". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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