Stuart Dangerfield

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Stuart Dangerfield
Personal information
Full name Stuart Dangerfield
Nickname Dangermouse
Born (1971-09-17) 17 September 1971 (age 42)
Willenhall, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time triallist
Amateur team(s)
1984-
1992-1995
1996
Wolverhampton Wheelers
Leo RC
Parker International RT
Professional team(s)
1997
1998
1999
2000-2003
2004-
Wheelbase CC
Fastrack RT
Bio RT-MDT
Camel Valley CC
scienceinsport.com
Major wins
British National Time Trial Champion
Infobox last updated on
5 September 2010

Stuart Dangerfield (born 17 September 1971, and from Willenhall in the West Midlands) is an English racing cyclist who has been prominent in British individual time trial events during the 1990s and early 21st century.

Dangerfield won his first RTTC national time trial championship in 1992 in the hill-climb event - a victory he repeated in 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997. In 1997, he was also 25-mile (40 km) time trial champion; he also won the event four consecutive times from 2000 to 2003. He won his first national 10-mile (16 km) championship in 2001, with repeat victories in 2003 and 2004. In 2001 he broke 10 miles (16 km) competition record with a time of 18'19" (32.76 mph), knocking eight seconds off the previous record, set by Graeme Obree in 1993.

At world championship level, he has represented Great Britain in the individual time trial event at Holland 1998, Brittany 2000, Portugal 2001 and Belgium 2002. He also represented England at the Commonwealth Games in Canada 1994, Malaysia 1998 and Manchester 2002.

Dangerfield was little known outside club cycling circles in Britain, having grown up in the shadow of firstly Chris Boardman and then David Millar. However, Millar's admission to using the illegal drug EPO and consequent expulsion from the Great Britain squad for the 2004 Summer Olympics meant that Dangerfield was called up into the Olympic squad to race the time trial. An injury to GB cyclist Jeremy Hunt also saw Dangerfield entered into the men's road race. Dangerfield finished 30th in the time trial, but did not finish the road race.[1]

At the Commonwealth Games in 2002 Dangerfield was disqualified for riding in the slipstream of a rider who had caught and passed him.[2]

Palmares[edit]

1994
7th Commonwealth Games[3]
1998
6th Commonwealth Games[4]
1999
3rd British National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 4 Tour de Saudi Arabia
2000
1st Isle of Man Mountain Time Trial
2001
1st British National Time Trial Championships
1st Isle of Man Mountain Time Trial
2002
3rd British National Time Trial Championships
2003
1st British National Time Trial Championships
2005
1st British National Time Trial Championships
2006
6th Commonwealth Games[5]
4th British National Time Trial Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stuart Dangerfield Biography and Statistics - Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Commonwealth Games 2002 | Cycling | Australia ride to magnificent treble". News.bbc.co.uk. 2002-07-27. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ "M2006 > Athletes > Display". Melbourne2006.com.au. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  4. ^ "York Press - Wegelius edged out of the medals". Archive.yorkpress.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  5. ^ "Sports 123: Road Cycling: Commonwealth Games 2006: Men: Time Trial". Sports123.com. Retrieved 2008-11-06.