David Baker (cyclist)

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David Baker
Personal information
NicknameBaxter
Born (1965-12-30) 30 December 1965 (age 52)
 England
 United Kingdom
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineCyclo-cross & MTB
RoleRider
Rider typeCyclo-cross, XC MTB
Amateur team(s)
Ace Racing Team
Norton Wheelers
Professional team(s)
1987-1990Ace RT Peugeot Cycles
1991-1994Team Raleigh
1995-1998GT Bicycles

David Baker (born 30 December 1965) is an English former professional cyclist in cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing.

Biography[edit]

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.

Palmarès[edit]

MTB[edit]

1992
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Points Series inc EVERY ROUND
3rd Silver medal blank.svg UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-Country, Bromont

1993
1st XC, Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Semi Final Round - Plymouth UK
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships

1994
1st United Kingdom XC, British Mountain Biking National Championships

1995

1996
15th Men's Cross-country 1996 Atlanta Olympics

1997

1998

Cyclo Cross[edit]

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