Felix English

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Felix English
2015 UEC Track Elite European Championships 75.JPG
Personal information
Full name Felix English
Born (1992-10-11) 11 October 1992 (age 24)
Brighton
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Madison Genesis
Discipline Track, road
Role Riding
Professional team(s)
2012–2015 Rapha Condor–Sharp
2016– Madison Genesis
Major wins

2016–17 UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Los Angeles

1st Gold medal blank.svg – Madison (with Mark Downey)

Felix English (born 11 October 1992) is a professional cyclist from Brighton who rides for Ireland.

English rides on the road and on the track. As a junior, he won five British national titles until he decided in 2010 to represent Ireland, the home country of his parents.[1] In September 2010, he set a new Irish Junior record during a track meeting in Apeldoorn, 1:07.9 over 1000 metres.[2] At the 2010 UEC European Track Championships, English surprisingly defeated Sir Chris Hoy in the first round of the sprint event.[3]

In 2012, English won the fourth stage of the Irish Sea Tour of the North. Twice he started at UCI Road World Championships. In 2012, he became Irish National Criterium Champion. In the same year he started to ride for the UCI Continental Team Rapha Condor-JLT and also for the Irish national Team.

In 2013, English established himself as one of the leading criterium riders in the UK - taking victories in the British Elite Circuit Series and The Milk Race.

In 2014, English showed his potential on the world stage taking 2nd in the first round of the Mitchelton Bay Criteriums and winning the overall sprinters jersey. He then went on to the heavily contested Jayco Herald Sun Tour where he took 4th place in the opening prologue - picking up the young rider leaders jersey - and taking 3rd place in the bunch sprint on stage 3.

In November 2015 he was announced as a member of the Madison Genesis squad for 2016.[4]

Major results[edit]

2010
1st Stage 3 Isle of Man International Junior Tour
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Irish International Junior Tour
1st Prologue
1st Stage 6
2011
2nd National U23 Time Trial Championship
3rd Imperial Winter Series Hillingdon
7th National Time Trial Championship
2012
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG National Criterium Championship
1st Stage 4 Sea Tour of the North
4th National U23 Time Trial Championship
5th Eddie Soens Memorial
2013
1st The Milk Race
1st British Cycling Elite Circuit Series Otley
3rd British Cycling Elite Circuit Series Colne
3rd East Yorkshire Classic Roadrace
3rd Overall British Elite Circuit Series, Great Britain
4th Pearl Izumi Tour Series Kirkcaldy
5th British Elite Circuit Series Sheffield
7th Boucles d'Artois Time Trial
2014
1st Pearl Izumi Tour Series TTT Stoke
1st Pearl Izumi Tour Series Aberystwyth
1st Pearl Izumi Tour Series Overall
2nd Geelong Bay Crits Round 1
2nd Pearl Izumi Tour Series Redditch
2nd Jupiter London Nocturne
5th Eddie Soens Memorial
5th The Milk Race
5th Pearl Izumi Tour Series Peterborough
8th Pearl Izumi Tour Series Barrow
9th Pearl Izumi Tour Series Canary Wharf
10th Pearl Izumi Tour Series Stoke
2015
1st Beverley Grand Prix[5]
3rd Colne Grand Prix[6]
7th Otley Grand Prix[7]
2017
UCI Track World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Madison (with Mark Downey) – Los Angeles[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felix English interview: Irishman motivated after his David vs Goliath role with Hoy velonation.com 11 November 2010
  2. ^ New National Records cyclingireland.ie, 12 November 2010
  3. ^ Chris Hoy suffers shock Poland defeat to Felix English news.bbc.co.uk, 6 November 2010
  4. ^ Wynn, Nigel (18 November 2015). "Mark Cavendish to coach young Madison-Genesis riders". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Felix English (JLT Condor) wins thrilling Beverley Grand Prix". British Cycling. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Colne Grand Prix win for Raleigh GAC's Andrew Hawdon in Elite Circuit Series". British Cycling. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Wynn, Nigel; Jones, Andy (2 July 2015). "Dan McLay and Annasley Park win Otley Grand Pix races (video)". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Mark Downey and Felix English win Madison race". BBC. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

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