Clarence Knickman

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"Roy" Knickman
Roy Knickman 1991 Thrift Drug Classic.jpg
Roy Knickman in 1991 Thrift Drug Classic
Personal information
Full name Clarence Knickman
Nickname "Roy"
Born (1965-06-23) June 23, 1965 (age 51)
Jamaica, New York[1]
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
1981 North Hollywood Wheelmen[1]
1982 SBBC-Centurian[1]
1983–1984 Levi-Raleigh[1]
1985 Levi-Isuzu[1]
Professional team(s)
1986–1987 La Vie Claire[1]
1988–1989 7-Eleven[1]
1991–1993 Coors Light[1]
1998–2000 Mercury Cycling Team[1]

Clarence "Roy" Knickman (born June 23, 1965) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States, who won the bronze medal in the Men's Team Time Trial at the 1984 Summer Olympics. His winning teammates in Los Angeles, California were Ron Kiefel, Andrew Weaver, and Davis Phinney.[2]

Knickman rode in the 1988 and 1989 Tour de France for Team 7 Eleven. He memorably featured in one of the greatest breakaways in the history of Paris–Roubaix in 1988.

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Roy Knickman's official 7-Eleven team photo from 1989

During his professional career, Knickman rode for the famous teams of La Vie Claire, Toshiba-Look (alongside Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault and Andrew Hampsten) and 7-Eleven.

He originally retired from competition at the end of 1993 to take up coaching, serving as coach of the US national junior team in 1994 and the US national and Olympic road team from 1995 to 1997. However he returned to riding with the Mercury team in 1998, combining it with the role of Assistant Manager until 2000. He subsequently worked in management for the Autotrader.com and Prime Alliance teams.[1] More recently he has coached cyclists Kendall Ryan and Alexis Ryan.[3]

He later became a firefighter in Paso Robles, California.

He is currently engaged.[when?] He has two children.

Major results[edit]

1981
1st Criterium National Road Championships[1]
1st Overall Super Week Juniors
1st Stage 1[1]
1st USCD Criterium[1]
1982
1st National Championship, Cyclo-cross, Elite, USA
1st National Championship, Road, Juniors, USA
1st National Championship, Time trial, Juniors, USA[1]
1st National Championship, Criterium, Juniors, USA[1]
2nd National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Juniors, USA[1]
1983
1st National Championship, Road, Juniors, USA
1st National Championship, Time trial, Juniors, USA[1]
1st National Championship, Criterium, Juniors, USA[1]
1st National Championship, Track, Points race, Juniors, USA[1]
1st National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Juniors, USA[1]
1st Overall Vosleur Jugend Tour[1]
1st Stage 2
3rd World Championship, Road, 75 km TTT Juniors
2nd World Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Juniors
3rd World Championship, Track, Pursuit, Juniors
1984
1st Overall Commonwealth Bank Cycling Classic
1st Stage 2[1]
1st National Championship, Team time trial, USA[1]
2nd National Championship, Cyclo-cross, Elite, USA
3rd Olympic Games, Road, TTT
1985
1st Overall Vuelta de Bisbee
1st Stage 2[1]
1st Overall Vulcan Tour
1st Stage 3[1]
1st Mammoth Classic
1st Stage 3 United Texas Tour
1st Stage 2 Tour of Berlin[1]
1st Overall Whisky Creek Stage Race
1st Stage 4[1]
2nd Overall Milk Race
1st Under 23[1]
1986
1st Overall Washington Trust Cycling Classic
1st Stage 3[1]
3rd Overall Vancouver Coors Pacific
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Rocky Mountains Classic
1987
1st Stage 8 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 8 Tour du Suisse
1st Mammoth Classic
1st Overall Whisky Creek Stage Race
1st Stage 1[1]
1st Mulholland Classic[1]
1st A to Z Cycling Classic
Stage 3[1]
2nd National Championship, Road, Elite, USA
2nd Overall Vuelta de Bisbee
1st Stage 2
1988
1st Stage 4 Coors Classic
1st Stage 4 Tour of Florida
1st Overall Monterey Stage Race
1st Stages 1 & 2[1]
1989
1st Stage 2 United Texas Tour
1st Stage 3 Killington Stage Race[1]
1st Stage 4 Coors Classic[1]
1991
1st Overall Killington Stage Race[1]
1st Dole Citrus Classic[1]
1st Tempe Grand Prix[1]
1st Stage 3 Victoria Stage Race[1]
1st Proctor and Gamble Classic[1]
1992
1st Hotter-N-Hell Criterium[1]
2nd Overall La Vuelta de Bisbee[1]
1993
1st Hotter-N-Hell Road Race[1]
1998
1st Fitchburg Cycling Classic[1]
1st Stage 1 Tour of Willamette[1]
1st Stage 2 Three Days of Redding[1]
1st Fort Morgan Criterium[1]
1999
1st Stage 2 Dayton Cycling Classic[1]
1st Stage 4 Heart of it All Stage Race[1]
1st Extreme Criterium[1]
2000
1st Boulevarde Road Race[1]
1st Merced Criterium[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az Jones, Jeff. "An interview with Roy Knickman". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Clarence Knickman Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Buttitta, Bob (September 21, 2011). "Ventura teen continues family ride as top cyclist". Ventura County Star. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 

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