Amy Roberts

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Amy Roberts
Quaregnon - Le Samyn des Dames & Le Samyn, 2 mars 2016, départ (B107).JPG
Personal information
Full nameAmy Rose Roberts
Born (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 23)
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight61 kg (134 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamTeam USN / Wiggle High5
DisciplineTrack and road
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance
Amateur team(s)
?Towy Riders
2006–2007Bynea CC
2008Kidney Wales For Escentual
2009–2011Cardiff Ajax CC
2012Team USN[2]
2012Scott Contessa Epic[3]
Professional team(s)
2013–Wiggle–Honda

Amy Rose Roberts (born 24 December 1994) is a Welsh racing cyclist from Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, Wales, who rides on the track for the Welsh Cycling backed Team USN, and is also sponsored by Wiggle High5.

Career[edit]

Born in Llanelli, Roberts was brought up in Pontyberem. She attended Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmarthen.[4] Roberts took up triathlon at the age of 14, she joined the Towy Riders cycling club to improve her cycling skills and within a year of doing so had become the Under-16 Welsh National Cyclo-cross Champion.[5] Roberts is part of British Cycling's Olympic Talent Team.[6]

Roberts represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014,[7] competing in the time trial, individual pursuit, scratch and points race.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

2010
1st United Kingdom Points race, British National Track Championships – Under 16
3rd Scratch race, British National Track Championships – Junior
3rd Pursuit, British National Track Championships – Under 16
3rd 500m time trial, British National Track Championships – Under 16
2011
3rd British National Cyclo-cross Championships – Junior
2012
1st European Union Team Pursuit, European Track Championships, Juniors (with Elinor Barker and Lucy Garner)
1st Overall Surf & Turf Weekend
1st Stage 2[8]
3rd Points race, UCI Track World Championships, Juniors
3rd Team Pursuit, UCI Track World Championships, Juniors (with Hayley Jones and Elinor Barker)
2nd Team Pursuit, Round 1 2012–2013 Track World Cup, Cali
2013 – Wiggle Honda 2013 season
3rd Team Pursuit, Round 3 2012–2013 Track World Cup, Aguascalientes (with Ciara Horne and Elinor Barker)
2014 – Wiggle Honda 2014 season
1st Team Pursuit, Track Cycling World Cup, Round 1, Guadalajara (with Laura Trott, Elinor Barker & Ciara Horne)[9]
1st Round 4 – Redditch, Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series[10]
2nd Omnium, Open des Nations sur Piste de Roubaix
2nd British National Circuit Race Championships[11]
2015
2nd Points Race, Irish International Track GP
3rd National Circuit Race Championships[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Amy Roberts: Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  2. ^ "Individual/Points". British Cycling. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ Abraham, Richard (28 November 2012). "Scott Contessa Epic announce 2013 line-up". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Amy is on the right track for career in cycle racing". Carmarthen Journal. 2012-08-01.
  5. ^ "GB Cycling Team Rider Biography: Amy Roberts". British Cycling. December 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Cycling: Amy Roberts". Jaguar Academy of Sport. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2014: Olympic champion Geraint Thomas and world sprint star Becky James head up Welsh cycling team for Glasgow". Wales Online. 2014-07-09. Archived from the original on 2014-08-08.
  8. ^ Whitehouse, Andrew (16 June 2013). "Road: Roberts wins overall at the Surf n Turf Weekend". British Cycling. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott in GB team to win gold". bbc.co.uk. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Amy Roberts wins in Redditch after last lap drama". British Cycling. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  11. ^ "2014 British Cycling National Circuit Race Championship – Hull – 9 July 2014: Women's Championship: Official Result" (PDF). British Cycling. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  12. ^ "BC National Circuit Race Championships: Womens Championships" (PDF). British Cycling. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.

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