Danny Hart (cyclist)

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Danny Hart
Danny Hart cyclist.jpg
Danny Hart, pulling a giant whip off a jump
Personal information
Nickname Dirty Dan
Born (1991-09-20) 20 September 1991 (age 25)
Redcar
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Team information
Current team Mondraker
Discipline MTB
Role Rider
Rider type DH
Major wins
Maxxis Cup International #1 – Gouveia[1]

Danny Hart (born 20 September 1991, Redcar, England) is an English downhill mountain biker who rides for Mondraker. He won the 2011[2] and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Hart was educated at Rye Hills School in Redcar.[3] He had received financial support from Redcar and Cleveland Young People's Trust as a junior rider.[4] In October 2011, after winning the World Championships, Hart and former Olympic triple-jumper Jonathan Edwards and world paratriathlete Charlotte Ellis helped launch a £31m project to build a leisure centre in Redcar.[5]

Hart won the 2007 youth national championship at Rheola, Wales in conditions he described as 'really terrible'.[6] In 2008, when 16, he began competing the elite class internationally, with a best DH World Cup result of 22nd at Vallnord, Andorra in June.[7] In 2009 he won the Maxxis Cup in Vigo, Spain,[8] and came second in the junior national championship at Innerleithen, Scotland,[9] third at the junior world championship in Canberra, Australia[10] and 20th in the Elite class at the Fort William, Scotland[11] round of the World Cup in June of that year.

Results[edit]

2011
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
22nd place, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2nd place, Fort William, Scotland
6th place, Leogang, Austria
4th place, Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec
9th place, Windham, USA
13th place, La Bresse, FRA
2nd place, Val di Sole, IT
1st place, World Championships
2012
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
2nd place, Fort William, Scotland
3rd place, Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec
2016
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
1st place, Lenzerheide, Switzerland[12][13]
1st place, Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec[14]
1st place, Vallnord, Andorra
1st place, World Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking – Mountain Bike 2011". UCI. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "2011 UCI Downhill World Championships: Danny Hart Wins in Dominant Fashion". Bikemag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Giant Bicycles – Danny Hart rider profile". Giant Bicycles. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Redcar & Cleveland CYPT – Making A Difference". Redcar & Cleveland Children & Young People's Trust. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Danny Hart helps launch £31m redcar sports project". The Gazette. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fox Racing Shox British National Downhill Championships Results 2007". British Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "UCI MTB World Cup DH Vallnord Results 2008". British Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Maxxis Cup International DH Vigo Results 2009". British Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "MSC Bikes National DH Championships Results 2009". British Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "UCI World MTB DH Championships Results 2009". British Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "UCI MTB World Cup DH Round 4 Results 2009". British Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  12. ^ https://dirtmountainbike.com/news/lenzerhedie-world-cup-2016-danny-hart-wins-mens-race.html
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/36755195
  14. ^ "Hart wins Mont Sainte Anne downhill". cyclingnews.com. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 

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