Ed Clancy

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Ed Clancy
Ed Clancy 2016.jpg
Clancy in 2016
Personal information
Full name Edward Clancy
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 31)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)[1]
Team information
Current team JLT–Condor
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 Sparkasse
2006 Landbouwkrediet–Colnago (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2007–2008 Landbouwkrediet–Tönissteiner
2009 Team Halfords Bikehut
2010 Motorpoint–Marshalls Pasta
2011– Rapha Condor–Sharp

Edward "Ed" Clancy MBE (born 12 March 1985) is an English professional track and road bicycle racer who rides for the JLT–Condor team.[2][3] On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit, in which he is the reigning Olympic and European champion.

In the London 2012 Olympics, he also participated in the Omnium, claiming a bronze medal. In total, Clancy is a four-time world champion (in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2012) and four-time European champion (in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014) in the team pursuit; he has also won World (2010) and European (2011) titles in the omnium. On the road, he won the first stage of the 2005 Tour of Berlin.

Career[edit]

Clancy has featured in a number of world record team pursuits. On 17 August 2008, Clancy was a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad which broke the world record in the heats with 3:55:202, beating Russia to the ride-off for silver and gold.[4] The next day, on their way to winning the gold medal, the British team broke their own world record in 3:53:314, beating Denmark by 6.7 seconds.[5] Clancy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[6]

On 4 April 2012, Clancy was part of the Great Britain team which set a new world record of 3:53.295 in winning the gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2012 World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.[7]

After the 2012 Olympic Games, where he set a time of 1:00.981 in the Omnium Kilo Time Trial, British Cycling announced that Clancy would replace Sir Chris Hoy in the Great Britain team for the team sprint event, where he rode in the Man 3 position. Despite finishing 2nd in the Glasgow round of the world cup, Clancy returned to the endurance team for the 2013 world championships.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Holmbridge. He previously dated Dr Gemma Eyres. He is a lifelong supporter of his local football team – Huddersfield Town.[8] His mother, Cathy, lives in Gloucestershire and is a primary school teacher.

Palmarès[edit]

2004
2nd British National Madison Championships, with Mark Cavendish
2005
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, 2004–2005 Track World Cup, Round 4, Sydney
2nd Team pursuit, 2004–2005 Track World Cup, Round 4, Sydney
Stage 1, Tour of Berlin
2006
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, European U23 Track Cycling Championships
3rd Team pursuit, 2005–2006 Track World Cup, Round 4, Sydney
1st Team pursuit, 2006–2007 Track World Cup, Round 2, Moscow
2007
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Team pursuit, 2006–2007 Track World Cup, Round 4, Manchester
1st Team pursuit, 2007–2008 Track World Cup, Round 1, Sydney
1st Team pursuit, 2007–2008 Track World Cup, Round 2, Beijing
1st Team pursuit, 2007–2008 Track World Cup, Round 4, Copenhagen
2nd British National Circuit Race Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, British National Track Championships
2nd Kilo, British National Track Championships
2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Gold medal.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
1st Individual pursuit, 2008–2009 Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
1st Team pursuit, 2008–2009 Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
2009
1st Team pursuit, 2008–2009 Track World Cup, Round 5, Copenhagen
1st Team pursuit, 2009–2010 Track World Cup, Round 1, Manchester
2nd Team pursuit, 2009–2010 Track World Cup, Round 2, Melbourne
1st Eddy Soens Memorial Road Race
2nd Kilo, British National Track Championships
Tour Series
1st Round 6 – Southport[9]
2010
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium, Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st British National Circuit Race Championships
2011
3rd Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Stage 5, Tour de Korea
Tour Series
1st Round 2 – Aberystwyth[10]
2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
1st Gold medal.svg Team pursuit, Olympic games
3rd Bronze medal.svg Omnium, Olympic games
Tour Series
1st Round 6 – Peterborough[11]
2013
2nd Team Pursuit, Track Cycling World Championships
2013 British National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual Pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
2nd 1km Time Trial
2nd Scratch Race
2013 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team Pursuit
Tour Series
1st Round 4 – Aberystwyth[12]
1st Round 5 – Torquay[13]
1st Round 9 – Woking[14]
2014
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
2014 European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team Pursuit
3rd Scratch race[15]
3rd Ominium, Fenioux Piste International[16]
2015
Tour Series
1st Round 3 - Aberystwyth[17]
1st Round 9 - Peterborough[18]
1st London Nocturne
3rd Milk Race[19]
2016
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games

World records[edit]

Discipline Record Date Event Velodrome Ref
Team pursuit 3:56.322 27 March 2008 World Championships Manchester [20]
3:55.202 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Laoshan (Beijing) [21]
3:53.314 18 August 2008 [22]
3:53.295 4 April 2012 World Championships Hisense Arena (Melbourne) [23]
3:52.499 2 August 2012 Olympic Games Lee Valley (London) [24]
3:51.659 3 August 2012 [25]
3:50.570 12 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio Olympic [26]
3:50.265 [27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography – CLANCY Ed". Beijing Olympics official website. 
  2. ^ Edward Clancy
  3. ^ "Team Halfords bikehut website". Team Halfords bikehut:Cycle Race Team. 13 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. 17 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "GB storm to gold in team pursuit". BBC Sport. 18 August 2008. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 15. 31 December 2008.
  7. ^ "GB pursuit team win gold in new world record". BBC Sport. 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/Ed_Clancy/status/769587720830193670?lang=en-gb
  9. ^ "Halfords notch up another Tour Series win in Southport". Cycling Weekly. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Clancy Wins And It's Rapha's Night". British Cycling. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Halfords Tour Series 2012, Round 6 – Peterborough". British Cycling. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Clancy reigns in Aberystwyth at Round Four". Tour Series. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ed Clancy pips Dean Downing on the line in Torquay". Tour Series. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Team UK Youth edge closer to Pearl Izumi Tour Series title". British Cycling. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "European Track Championships: GB's men and women claim gold". bbc.co.uk. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Fenioux Piste International: Vélodrome de Costebelle – Hyères – Côte d'Azur: Omnium Hommes Elite" (PDF). Fédération Française de Cyclisme. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  17. ^ Wynn, Nigel; Jones, Andy (23 May 2015). "George Harper wins Tour Series hill-climb (photos)". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pearl Izumi Tour Series: Round 9 -- Peterborough: Individual Round Classification" (PDF). British Cycling. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "The Milk Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "2008 World Championships Final Results" (PDF). TissotTiming.com. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Foursome put the 'great' in Great Britain". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  23. ^ "Track Worlds: Great Britain beat Australia with world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  24. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (2 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: GB pursuit quartet demolish world record in heats". The Daily Telegraph. TMG. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  25. ^ Bevan, Chris (3 August 2012). "Olympics cycling: Team GB defend men's pursuit title". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit First Round Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. International Olympic Committee. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Final Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. International Olympic Committee. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

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