|Full name||Alison Jane Sydor|
|Born||September 9, 1966|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Discipline||Mountain bike and road|
|Rider type||Mountain bike: cross-country|
|2008 Absa Cape Epic Women's Category 2009 Absa Cape Epic Mixed Category|
Alison Jane Sydor (born September 9, 1966) is a Canadian retired professional cross-country mountain cyclist. She began cycling at age 20 and is a graduate of the University of Victoria. She won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mountain bike, and has won three world mountain bike championships gold medals (1994 in Vail, Colorado; 1995 in Kirchzarten, Germany; and 1996 in Cairns, Australia) and the 2002 relay race in Kaprun, Austria.
Sydor has also won five silver medals (1992, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003) and three bronze (1998, 1999 (relay race), 2004) at mountain bike world championships, and one bronze at the road world championships (1991). In addition, Sydor has won 17 World Cup (cross-country) races in her career, and for 13 consecutive years (1992–2004) never finished outside of the top-5 at the world championships.
In 1995 and 1996, Sydor was awarded the Velma Springstead Trophy as Canada's top female athlete.
In September 2007 Sydor was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
In December 2007 it was announced that Sydor would be inducted into British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2008 at a ceremony on May 29, 2008.
Sydor and teammate Pia Sundstedt won the Women's Category in the Absa Cape Epic in 2008. Sydor then came back to win the Mixed Category with Nico Pfitzenmaier in 2009.
In 2013, Sydor was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
- Gold Medal (Cross Country: 1994, 1995, 1996; Team Relay: 2002)
- Silver Medal (Cross Country: 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
- Bronze Medal (Cross Country: 1998, 2004; Team Relay: 1999)
- Bronze Medal (1991)
- Summer Olympics
- Commonwealth Games
- Pan American Games
- Absa Cape Epic
- 1st Place Ladies Category 2008
- 1st Place Mixed Category 2009
- ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alison Sydor". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
- ^ "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame – Class of 2013 Inductees". Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
- Mountain Bike Hall of Fame entry
- Alison Sydor at Cycling Archives
- Alison Sydor at ProCyclingStats
- Alison Sydor at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
- Alison Sydor at the Canadian Olympic Committee
- Alison Sydor at Olympics.com
- Alison Sydor at Olympic.org (archived)
- Alison Sydor at Olympedia
- Alison Sydor at the Commonwealth Games Federation
- 1966 births
- Living people
- Canadian female cyclists
- Cross-country mountain bikers
- Cyclists at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 1999 Pan American Games
- Cyclists at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Olympic cyclists of Canada
- Olympic medalists in cycling
- Olympic silver medalists for Canada
- Sportspeople from Edmonton
- Medalists at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- UCI Mountain Bike World Champions (women)
- Canadian mountain bikers
- Commonwealth Games medallists in cycling
- Commonwealth Games silver medallists for Canada
- Commonwealth Games bronze medallists for Canada
- Pan American Games medalists in cycling
- Pan American Games gold medalists for Canada
- Pan American Games silver medalists for Canada
- Cyclists at the 1994 Commonwealth Games
- Medalists at the 1995 Pan American Games
- Medalists at the 1999 Pan American Games
- Medallists at the 1994 Commonwealth Games