David Baker (cyclist)
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|Born||30 December 1965|
|Discipline||Cyclo-cross & MTB|
|Rider type||Cyclo-cross, XC MTB|
|Ace Racing Team|
|1987-1990||Ace RT Peugeot Cycles|
Baker, from Dronfield, Derbyshire, began riding cyclo-cross with Norton Wheelers. He moved to Ace Racing Team where he and team mate Tim Gould dominated cyclo-cross for years. In the late 1980s, Baker and Gould tried small mountain bike races, progressing to Mountain Bike Club events which were then a national series. The British Mountain Bike Federation began in the early 1990s; Baker won the national series on numerous occasions, along with national championships. In 1993, he won the UK round of the Grundig Mountain Bike World Cup at Newnham Park, near Plymouth. He came 15th for Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Two years later he retired with heart problems.
In 2009, he was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.
1st XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships
15th Men's Cross-country 1996 Atlanta Olympics
- David Baker at Cycling Archives