Manon Carpenter

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Manon Carpenter
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Personal information
Full name Manon Rose Carpenter
Born (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 24)
 Wales
 United Kingdom
Team information
Current team Radon Factory DH
Discipline MTB
Role Rider
Rider type DH
Professional team(s)
2011–2016 Madison Saracen
Major wins
United Kingdom GBR DH National Champion
UCI DH World Champion Junior
UCI DH World Cup Champion Junior
UCI DH World Champion
UCI DH World Cup Champion

Manon Rose Carpenter (born 11 March 1993)[1] is a professional racing cyclist specialising in downhill mountain bike racing, riding for the Madison Saracen Downhill team.

Biography[edit]

Carpenter is from Caerphilly, South Wales.[2] She was inspired to take up the sport by her father, Jason, a BMX track builder who also ran a DH race series in South Wales. Carpenter attended St. Martin's Comprehensive School, Caerphilly and is taking a gap year to concentrate on her sport before studying a science and Spanish degree in Manchester.[3]

In 2011, Manon Carpenter won the Junior UCI Downhill World Championship and the Junior UCI Mountain Bike World Cup overall. In 2013, Manon came third in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup overall. In 2014 Manon took the world cup overall title and completed the season with the world championship at Hafjell earning the rainbow colour jersey.

She became a double world champion in 2014, winning the UCI Mountain Bike World Championship and the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike Downhill Series. She was also named Elite Cyclist of the Year at the USN Welsh Cycling Awards.[2]

In November 2016 she announced that she was leaving Madison Saracen.

Results[edit]

2011
1st United Kingdom DH, Junior British National Mountain Biking Championships
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships Junior, Champéry, France
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall Junior
2012
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships Elite, Leogang, Austria
2013
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Fort William, Scotland
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall
2014
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Leogang, Austria
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Hafjell, Norway
2015
4th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Lourdes, France
4th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Fort William, Scotland
DSQ* DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Leogang, Austria
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Lenzerheide, Switzerland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
2nd DH UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Windham, New York, United States
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 7, Val di Sole, Italy
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Vallnord, Andorra
* Disqualified for leaving track & rejoining further down the track
1st DH, British Downhill Series, Round 1, Ae Forest, Scotland
3rd DH, British Downhill Series, Round 2, Fort William, Scotland
1st DH, British Downhill Series, Round 3, Llangollen, Wales
2nd DH, British Downhill Series, Round 4, Bala, Wales
1st DH, British Downhill Series, Round 5, Moelfre, Wales
1st DH, British Downhill Series, Round 6, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
1st DH, British Downhill Series, Series Overall
2016 - British Downhill Series
1st DH, British Downhill Series, Round 1, Ae Forest, Scotland
2016 - UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Lourdes, France
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Cairns, Australia
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Fort William, Scotland
5th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Leogang, Austria
4th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manon Carpenter Rider Profile". Madison. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Caerphilly's world champion rider named Elite Cyclist of the Year at Welsh Cycling Awards". Caerphilly Observer. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Gavin Thomas (24 October 2011). "Downhill bike world champion Manon Carpenter's dilemma". BBC. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Atherton wins World Cup in Mont Sainte Anne". cyclingnews.com. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 

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