Dave Le Grys

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David Le Grys
Personal information
Full name David Le Grys
Nickname Legro
Born (1955-08-10) 10 August 1955 (age 61)
Carshalton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Team information
Discipline Track and road cycling
Role Rider and Coach
Amateur team(s)
1998 Team Brite
2000-2004 DataPhonics RT
2005-2008 VC St Raphael/Waites Contracts
2009- Team Terminator
Major wins
Cycling World Champion Rainbow Stripes.png World Masters Champion x 25
United Kingdom National Champion x 16 (at least)

Dave Le Grys (born 10 August 1955) is an English track cyclist, World Masters track champion, and cycling coach who has competed at international level for his country, winning a silver medal in the tandem sprint with Trevor Gadd at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, world championships and grand prix and was a multiple national champion from 1973 to 1987, and was an élite professional.

Having turned professional in 1982, Le Grys retired from cycling in 1987 for 10 years but carried on coaching. He became the British Cycling Federation's national track coach in 1989, but retired in July 1994 in protest at Paul McHugh's omission from England's 1994 Commonwealth Games squad.[1] In 1986 he set both the British absolute speed record at 110 mph behind a pace car with faring and the World roller cycling speed record at 126.6 mph. He was also involved with marathon running and duathlons. Best marathon 2 hours 36 minutes. Le Grys returned to competitive cycling 1997.

He won the 500m time trial in the 50–54 age group at the 2006 UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships at Manchester Velodrome. At the 2007 Championships, held at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney, he won gold in the 500m Time Trial (50-54 age group) with a WR of 34.01 and silver in the 750m Team Sprint. Le Grys has won 25 World Masters titles in the sprint, team sprint, 750 and 500m time trials. 2013 was a good year for Le Grys, he won three European Masters track championships, two World Masters Track Championships, Essex Sports Personality of the year and got married to Tracy.

Coaching[edit]

  • 1982 to 1986 Eastern Centre of Excellence Track Coach and Manager
  • 1986 Qualified club coach ABCC
  • 1989 to 1994 BCF National Track Coach
  • 1990 Qualified Senior coach ABCC
  • 1992 Represented GB in Olympic Games as coach
  • 1998 Coach and manager for biggest professional cycling team in UK, Team Brite
  • 1999 Mastercoach cycling/triathlon/athletetic coach www.mastercoach.co.uk
  • 2001 Coachwise coach of the year award
  • 2000 to 2004 Club coach for DataPhonics RT Development squad for 13- to 23-year-olds.

Palmarès[edit]

1978 Silver medal, tandem sprint, Commonwealth Games
World cycling speed record
110 mph, 1986
United Kingdom National veteran sprint champion
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001
United Kingdom National masters sprint champion
2002, 2004 & 2005 2010, 2012
United Kingdom National masters 750m TT champion
2002 & 2003
United Kingdom National masters 500m TT champion
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Cycling World Champion Rainbow Stripes.png World masters sprint champion
1997, 2001 & 2002 2013
Cycling World Champion Rainbow Stripes.png World masters 750m TT champion
1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002
Cycling World Champion Rainbow Stripes.png World masters 500m TT champion
2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Cycling World Champion Rainbow Stripes.png World masters Olympic sprint champion
1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006

25 times World masters champion to date

United Kingdom European Masters Champion 500m TT 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
United Kingdom European Team Sprint Champion 500m TT 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting Digest: Cycling". The Independent. 1994-07-30. 

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