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 33)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)[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
2010 Motorpoint–Marshalls Pasta
2011– Rapha Condor–Sharp

Edward Clancy OBE (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, World and European champion.

In the London 2012 Olympics, he also participated in the Omnium, claiming a bronze medal. In total, Clancy is a five-time world champion (in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2018) 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] and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to cycling.[7]

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.[8]

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 Huddersfield. He is a lifelong supporter of his local football team – Huddersfield Town.[9]

Major results[edit]

2004
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison (with Mark Cavendish), National Track Championships
2005
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Stage 1 Tour de Berlin
UCI Track World Cup
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit, Sydney
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Sydney
2006
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
UCI Track World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Moscow
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Sydney
2007
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
UCI Track World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Manchester
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Sydney
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Beijing
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Copenhagen
2nd National Criterium Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Kilo
2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
UCI Track World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual pursuit, Manchester
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Manchester
2009
UCI Track World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Copenhagen
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Manchester
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Melbourne
1st Eddy Soens Memorial Road Race
1st Round 6 – Southport, Tour Series
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Kilo, National Track Championships
2010
UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Criterium Championships
2011
1st Stage 5 Tour de Korea
1st Round 2 – Aberystwyth, Tour Series
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
Olympic Games
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal olympic.svg Omnium
1st Round 6 – Peterborough, Tour Series
2013
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg 1km Time Trial
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Scratch race
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
Tour Series
1st Round 4 – Aberystwyth
1st Round 5 – Torquay
1st Round 9 – Woking
2014
UEC European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
3rd Ominium, Fenioux Piste International[10]
2015
Tour Series
1st Round 3 – Aberystwyth
1st Round 9 – Peterborough
1st London Nocturne
3rd Milk Race
2016
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2018
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Prologue Herald Sun Tour

World records[edit]

Discipline Record Date Event Velodrome Ref
Team pursuit 3:56.322 27 March 2008 World Championships Manchester [11]
3:55.202 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Laoshan (Beijing) [12]
3:53.314 18 August 2008 [13]
3:53.295 4 April 2012 World Championships Hisense Arena (Melbourne) [14]
3:52.499 2 August 2012 Olympic Games Lee Valley (London) [15]
3:51.659 3 August 2012 [16]
3:50.570 12 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio Olympic [17]
3:50.265 [18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography – CLANCY Ed". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Edward Clancy". www.cyclingarchives.com. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  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. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 15. 
  7. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N11. 
  8. ^ "GB pursuit team win gold in new world record". BBC Sport. 4 April 2012. 
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/Ed_Clancy/status/769587720830193670?lang=en-gb
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "2008 World Championships Final Results" (PDF). TissotTiming.com. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Foursome put the 'great' in Great Britain". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Track Worlds: Great Britain beat Australia with world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (2 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: GB pursuit quartet demolish world record in heats". The Daily Telegraph. TMG. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  16. ^ Bevan, Chris (3 August 2012). "Olympics cycling: Team GB defend men's pursuit title". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit First Round Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. International Olympic Committee. 12 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Final Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. International Olympic Committee. 12 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

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