Katie Prankerd

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Katie Prankerd
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Personal information
Full name Catherine Rachel Prankerd
(née Curtis)
Born (1988-11-01) 1 November 1988 (age 28)
Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Podium Ambition Pro Cycling
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance
Amateur team(s)
  Maindy Flyers
  Cardiff Ajax
2007 Team Global Racing
2008 Team Halfords Bikehut
2009 Vision1 Racing
2010–2013 Cardiff Jif
Professional team(s)
2014 Starley Primal[2]
2016 Podium Ambition Pro Cycling
Major wins
United Kingdom British Champion Junior x2
Wales Welsh Champion

Catherine Rachel "Katie" Prankerd (née Curtis; born 1 November 1988) is a Welsh road and track cyclist and a member of the Podium Ambition Pro Cycling squad.

Born in Cardiff,[3] Prankerd began competing at a young age with the Maindy Flyers children's cycle club before joining Cardiff Ajax. Prankerd set the record for the 5 km Tandem Standing Start event on the track along with Alex Greenfield, with a time of 7 minutes 4.424 seconds. The record was set in Newport Velodrome on 10 June 2004.[4] They also hold the 10 km Tandem Standing Start event on the track, with a time of 13 minutes 10.421 seconds. The record was set in Newport Velodrome on 16 May 2006. In 2008 Prankerd rode with Team Halfords Bikehut before moving to Vision1 Racing in 2009.

Prankerd suffered a setback to her cycling career when she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Subsequently, she took up a coaching role at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport and teamed up with partially sighted cyclist Nia Knight with a view to competing in the tandem event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[5] Prankerd subsequently rode solo, representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games in the scratch race, where she finished 7th.[6][1]

Palmarès[edit]

Track[edit]

2004
4th 500m, TT Commonwealth Youth Games
7th Points Race, Commonwealth Youth Games
2005
1st United Kingdom Scratch Race, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2nd Points Race, British National Track Championships (Junior)
3rd Sprint, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2006
1st United Kingdom Points Race, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2nd Scratch Race, British National Track Championships (Junior)
2nd Scratch Race, British National Track Championships (Senior)
2007
1st WCRA 'Derny Paced' Championships
3rd British National Derny Championships
8th Scratch Race, UCI Track World Championships
2013
Newport International Cup
3rd Female B 3k Individual Pursuit (with Nia Knight)[7]
7th Female B 1k Time Trial (with Nia Knight)[7]
9th Tandem B Road Race, UCI Paracycling World Cup Round 5, Matane, Canada (with Nia Knight)[8]
2014
7th Scratch Race, Commonwealth Games[9]

Road[edit]

2007
1st Wales Welsh National Road Race Championships
3rd British National Circuit Race Championships
2008 (Team Halfords Bikehut)
2013
2nd British National Paracycling Road Circuit Championships (with Nia Knight)[10]
2014
1st Newport Nocturne[11]
5th Milk Race[12]
8th Cheshire Classic[13]
2015
3rd Tour de Yorkshire[14]
3rd Milk Race[15]
5th Cheshire Classic[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Katie Curtis: Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ Curtis, Katie (22 March 2014). "Thank you @cardiffjif for all...". Twitter. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Profile". British Cycling. 
  4. ^ "A New Record". 
  5. ^ Baker, Gary (22 September 2013). "Knight and Curtis come together to form the perfect partnership". Welsh Sports Association. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2014: Olympic champion Geraint Thomas and world sprint star Becky James head up Welsh cycling team for Glasgow". Wales Online. 2014-07-09. 
  7. ^ a b "Newport International Cup (C1 – Paracycling)". British Cycling. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "UCI Paracycling World Cup #5 – Matane". British Cycling. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Penman, Andrew (26 July 2014). "Bronze for Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "BC National Paracycling Road Circuit Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "The Newport Nocturne". British Cycling. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Milk Race 2014". British Cycling. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Wood, Andy (27 April 2014). "2014 Cheshire Classic Results". cheshireclassic.co.uk. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Abraham, Richard (2 May 2015). "Louise Mahé wins Tour de Yorkshire women's race". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Milk Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  16. ^ Williams, Huw (26 April 2015). "Victory for Sarah Storey in Women's Road Series". British Cycling. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

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