Darryl Webster

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Darryl James Webster
Personal information
Born (1962-05-07) 7 May 1962 (age 57)
Leicester, England
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
Manchester Wheelers' Club[1]
Professional team(s)
1988P.M.S. Dawes
1989Teka
Major wins
Nissan Classic, 1 stage

Darryl James Webster (born 7 May 1962) is a former English professional cyclist from Walsall.

Cycling career[edit]

He rode for Great Britain at the Olympic Games[2] and won twenty three national championship titles.[3] He also famously won a stage in the 1988 Nissan Classic from a 101 mile solo break.[4] Webster has always claimed to be strongly against the use of drugs in sport, but in April 2013 he was caught growing cannabis worth £24,000.[5]

He represented England and competed in the 4,000 metres individual pursuit and won a bronze medal in the 4,000 metres team pursuit, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[6][7]

Palmarès[edit]

1978
1st GHS Schoolboy National TT 10 miles championship
1980
3rd Junior World Championships, Track, Team Pursuit
1981
United Kingdom 3rd British National Hill Climb Championships
1982
3rd Commonwealth Games,Track, Team Pursuit
1983
5th Tour of the Cotswolds
United Kingdom 1st British National Hill Climb Championships
1984
4th Overall, Sealink International
2nd Overall, Circuit des Mines
United Kingdom 1st British National Hill Climb Championships
DNF Olympic Games, Road race
8th Olympic Games, 100 kilometres Team Time Trial
1985
United Kingdom 1st British National Hill Climb Championships
United Kingdom 4th British National Road Race Championships (Amateur)
1st Lincoln GP
1986
United Kingdom 1st British National Hill Climb Championships
3rd Lincoln GP
1987
2nd Archer Grand Prix
1st Manx Trophy
2nd Lincoln GP
2nd Overall, Premier Calendar
1988
8th Overall, Tour of Britain
21st Grand Prix des Nations
1st Gwent
1st Windermere
United Kingdom 26th British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
31st Overall, Nissan Classic
1st Stage 3, Nissan Classic
1989
8th GP Wales
United Kingdom 29th British National Road Race Championships (Professional)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A History of Manchester Wheelers' Club" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2012. Retrieved June 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Darryl Webster statistics". Olympic Sport. Sports Reference. Retrieved June 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "The tale of Darryl Webster". Pezcycling. Retrieved June 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Darryl Webster Interview". Planet X. Retrieved June 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Darryl Webster caught with Drugs". Express. Retrieved April 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  7. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.

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