Doug Dailey

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Doug Dailey
Personal information
Full name Douglas James Dailey
Born 24 June 1944
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Life member Kirkby Cycling Club
Major wins
British National Road Race Champion

Douglas James Dailey[1] MBE (born 1944)[2] is an English racing cyclist, former national road race champion and the former logistics manager of British Cycling; he has also been the national coach and an administrator.[3]

Biography[edit]

Dailey was born in Orrell Park, Liverpool.[2] He represented his country on many occasions including several editions of the Tour of Britain. He was given the Merseyside Golden Cycle award in 1969 and 1984.[2] He retired from competition in 1986 following a 26-year career and became national coach for 10 years. After a brief break he returned as logistics manager.[4] Dailey is also former manager of Kirkby Sports Centre.[2] He lives in Ruthin, North Wales.[5]

Dailey was the logistics coordinator at the Summer Olympics for the third time in 2008, he was responsible for ensuring that all of British Cycling's kit, scientific equipment, medical back-up and the athletes themselves all arrived safely in Beijing. Dailey began sending equipment out 3 months earlier, in May, to ensure everything ran smoothly.[5] Dailey was made an MBE for services to sport in the Queen's New Year Honours list in 2008.[4][6] In 2009, he was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.[7] Dailey is credited with discovering several important British cyclists, including Chris Froome.[8]

Palmarès[edit]

1963
1st Mersey Roads Two Day
1967
1st Mersey Roads Two Day

1969 Winner of Raleigh Dunlop Tour of Ireland, while riding with Kirby CC

1972
1st United Kingdom British National Road Race Championships, Amateur
3rd Premier Calendar
1973
1st Tour of Ireland
1st Girvan 3 day
1st Stage 1, Girvan 3 day
1st Stage 3, Girvan 3 day
1st Mersey Roads Two Day
1976
1st United Kingdom British National Road Race Championships, Amateur
1977
3rd Girvan 3 day
1979
2nd Girvan 3 day

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Year Honours: full list". London: The Times. 2007-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dailey's lifetime service to cycling is rewarded". Liverpool Daily Post. 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Doug Dailey MBE retires from British Cycling after half a century in the sport". Britishcycling.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  4. ^ a b "New Year Honours For Cookson and Dailey". British Cycling. 2007-12-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Cycling's Taff at the top". BBC Sport. 17 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "New Year Honours for sports stars". BBC News. 2007-12-29. 
  7. ^ "50 Cycling Heroes Named in British Cycling's Hall of Fame". British Cycling. 2009-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Va Va Froome, by David Sharp". Podium Cafe.