Louise Jones (cyclist)

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Louise Jones
Personal information
Full name Louise Christine Jones
Born (1963-06-08) 8 June 1963 (age 54)
Chatham, England
Team information
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Commissaire
Professional team(s)
1999-2000 GS Strada
Major wins
Gold medal blank.svg Commonwealth Games

Louise Jones (born 8 June 1963 in Chatham, Kent, England[1]) is a Welsh former racing cyclist. Lived in Port Talbot, Wales while competing, now resides in Brisbane.

Career[edit]

Jones won the first gold medal for women in cycling at the Commonwealth Games, when women's cycling was introduced in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990.[2] She finished fourth in the 1998 Commonwealth Games road race in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. She also represented Britain in the UCI Road World Championships in 1991 and the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.[3]

Jones retired in 2000 and has worked as a commissaire for the UCI. She had been a commissaire at national level since 1994.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jones took time out from competing between 1994 and 1997 to have children with her husband Phil, a cyclist and plumber. The family moved to Brisbane, Australia in 2007 after Jones acted as a commissaire at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Jones is the mother of racing cyclist Hayley Jones.[5]

Palmarès[edit]

1986 -1991 inc British Sprint Champion

1986 British Point Race Champion

1988 7th Sprint Seoul Olympic Games

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