Germain Burton

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Germain Burton
Antoing - Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux, étape 1, 3 avril 2015, départ (C151).JPG
Personal information
Full name Germain Maurice William Burton
Born (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 23)
London, England
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb; 8.7 st)
Team information
Current team 100% ME
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder[1]
Amateur team(s)
2007–2013 De Ver Cycles[2]
2014- 100% ME[3]

Germain Burton (born 29 January 1995)[4] is an English racing cyclist from London, who currently rides for De Ver Cycles.[5]

Germain Burton is the son of Mia and Maurice Burton, who was the first black British champion in cycling. He rides for a team sponsored by his father's bike shop, De Ver Cycles, based in Streatham, South London. He began cycling at the age of 12, joining in with the weekend club runs, and soon decided to take the sport seriously after some encouragement from his father.[5]

He won the under 16 British National Circuit Race Championships in 2010. Burton represented Britain at the UCI Juniors Road World Championships in 2012, finishing 36th.

On 8 August 2013, at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Burton competed at the UCI Juniors Track World Championships. He was part of Britain's Team Pursuit squad which also included Ollie Wood, Jake Ragan and Tao Geoghegan Hart. They finished fourth, losing the bronze medal to Russia in the final.[6]

In May 2016 British Cycling confirmed that Burton had decided to leave their Olympic Development Programme.[7]

Palmarès[edit]

2010
1st British National Circuit Race Championships – Under 16
1st Bec CC Hill-climb[8]
2011
1st Bec CC Hill-climb[9]
2012
1st Stage 2 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich[3]
2013
1st Stage 2b Junior Peace Race[3]
2014
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British National Team Pursuit Championships (with Christopher Latham, Christopher Lawless and Oliver Wood)[10]
2015
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British National Team Pursuit Championships (with Jake Kelly, Mark Stewart and Oliver Wood)[11]
2nd Individual pursuit, British National Track Championships[12]
3rd Team pursuit, Round 3, Cali, 2014–15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup (with Matt Gibson, Christopher Latham and Mark Stewart)[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacLeary, John (12 September 2010). "Germain Burton: Q&A". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Individual/Points". British Cycling. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Germain Burton". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  4. ^ John MacLeary (12 September 2010). "Germain Burton: Q&A". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Germain Burton Bio" (PDF). British Cycling. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Abby Burton (8 August 2013). "Fourth for Great Britain in men's team pursuit as juniors track world championships begin". Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Germain Burton leaves British Cycling Olympic Development Programme". Cycling Weekly. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Amos, Stuart (26 October 2010). "Norbury's Burton maps route to cycling summit". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Burton scorches Bec hill-climb". Cycling Weekly. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "British National Track Championships 24th-28th September 2014: Communiqué No 010" (PDF). trackworldcup.co.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "British National Track Championships 25th-27th September 2015" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "British National Track Championships 25th-27th September 2015: Communiqué No 20: Category Male: Event 4000m Pursuit: Round Final Result" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "UCI World Cup: Great Britain take men's team pursuit gold". bbc.co.uk. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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