Jonathan Bellis

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Jonathan Bellis
Jonathan Bellis - Sachsentour.JPG
Bellis at the Sachsen-Tour 2008
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Bellis
Nickname Jonny
Born (1988-08-16) 16 August 1988 (age 26)
 Isle of Man
 United Kingdom
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current team ONE Pro Cycling
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
–2005
2005–
2006–2008
2013
Manx RC
Glendene CC
100% ME (British U23 team)
ILLI-Bikes Cycling Team
Professional team(s)
2008–2011
2012
2014
2015-
Major wins
European Union European Champion
United Kingdom British Champion
Infobox last updated on
12 February 2015

Jonathan Bellis (born 16 August 1988)[1] is a Manx racing cyclist from Douglas, riding for ONE Pro Cycling. He has represented Great Britain on the track and the road.

Bellis emerged from the British Olympic Academy Programme. After success in European track championships, he became Britain's first medalist at the under-23 world road championship, in 2007, finishing third. He represented Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in the road race. He then signed with CSC-Saxo Bank as a trainee and rode the 2008 Tour of Britain.[2]

On 19 September 2009, he crashed on a motor scooter near the Great Britain academy training base in Quarrata, Italy. At first he was in a critical condition, but was soon became stable.[3] He began awaking from his induced coma four weeks later.[4] His skull had been shattered by the accident, and he had suffered fractures to the nose, cheekbones and sternum and a blood clot on his spine. Doctors initially feared that he would be quadraplegic, and he subsequently contracted infections, suffered a stroke and twice underwent an emergency tracheotomy. However Bellis managed to start riding again ten months after the accident and returned to competition at the 2010 Tour of Britain, a year after the crash.[5]

In 2012, he joined the An Post-Sean Kelly team.[6] Subsequently he joined the ILLI-Bikes Cycling Team, a Belgian amateur squad, in 2013.[7] Bellis returned to the professional peloton in 2014, securing a deal with the Christina Watches-Dana team.[8] After one season Bellis was announced as part of the inaugural squad for the ONE Pro Cycling team in 2015.[9]

Palmarès[edit]

2005
4th Junior Tour of Wales
1st Stage 4, Junior Tour of Wales
2006
1st European Union European Track Championships, Junior Team Pursuit
1st United Kingdom British National Track Championships Junior Individual Pursuit Champion
1st Stage 4, Junior Tour of Wales
2007
1st European Union Points Race U-23 European Track Championships,
1st European Union Scratch Race U-23 European Track Championships,
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg U-23 Road Race, World Road Championships
2008
1st Berlin U-23 Round of UIV Cup,
1st Copenhagen U-23 Round of UIV Cup
3rd Under 23 British National Road Race Championships[10]
2009
8th Tour de Rijke

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonny Bellis TeamGB; Accessed 22-07-08
  2. ^ Jonny Bellis enjoys eventful few months iomtoday.co.im 03-06-08; Accessed 22-07-08
  3. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (2009-09-20). "Johnny Bellis in hospital after road accident". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Bellis shows signs of improvement". BBC News. 2009-10-12. 
  5. ^ Dirs, Ben (7 June 2014). "Jonny Bellis: Cycling's miracle man battles back from the brink". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Bull, Nick (24 November 2011). "Bellis signs for An Post-Sean Kelly". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Limited). Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Hood, Ed (2 March 2013). "Jonathan Bellis – "I want to show that I can do it, not just talk about it"". Velo Veritas. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (7 February 2014). "Go Jonny Go! Interview with Jonny Bellis". Tour of Britain (SweetSpot). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Cary, Tom (9 December 2014). "England wicketkeeper Matt Prior launches UCI Continental team ONE Pro Cycling". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Birnie, Lionel (29 June 2008). "Hayles Wins Men's National Road-Race Champs". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

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