Matthew Crampton

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Matthew Crampton
Matthew Crampton 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Matthew Nicholas Crampton
Born (1986-05-23) 23 May 1986 (age 31)
England
Great Britain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Sky Track Cycling
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2006 Sportcity Velo
Professional team(s)
2008 Science in Sport
2010–2013 Sky Track Cycling

Matthew "Matt" Nicholas Crampton (born 23 May 1986)[2] is an English former track cyclist for Sky Track Cycling. He was a member of British Cycling's Olympic Podium Programme, and represented Great Britain at a number of major events. Crampton specialised in track sprinting and competed in the individual sprint, team sprint, keirin and kilo events.

Biography[edit]

Born in Manchester, Crampton won the junior sprint and keirin events at the 2004 European Track Championships.[2] Crampton competed at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Bendigo, Australia in 2004, winning a silver medal in the keirin.[1]

He went on to take the silver medal as a member of England's Team Sprint squad at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 2007 saw Crampton take the silver medal in the keirin and bronze in the team sprint at the European Track Championships, this time riding in the under 23 category.

He won a bronze medal in the individual sprint at the first round of the 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics at Manchester on 1 November 2008. He also won the Japanese Keirin Association Race the next day.[3]

On 15 November 2008 he competed in the Revolution 21 event in Manchester. He won both events he was entered in, the Sprint and the Keirin. Other riders present were Jason Kenny, Ross Edgar and Jamie Staff.

He won silver in the men's team sprint at the 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships with teammates Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny. He also won silver in the same event two years later with Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny, after the French squad were stripped of the world title and the British team were promoted from their original bronze medals.[4]

At the 2011 UEC European Track Championships, Crampton won the gold medal in the keirin.[5]

He won gold in keirin and placed second at team sprint in Aguascalientes at 2013–14 UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

In November 2016 Crampton announced his retirement from competition, indicating that he would continue to be involved in the sport as a coach.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games profile
  2. ^ a b "Matthew Crampton Bio". British Cycling. Archived from the original on 20 May 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Manchester UCI World Track Cup (2008): Day 2". British Cycling. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Stokes, Shane (6 January 2012). "UCI confirms Jason Kenny, Germany are upgraded to 2011 world track champions". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Wynn, Nigel (24 November 2016). "British track sprinter Matt Crampton announces retirement". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 

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