Paul Manning (cyclist)

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Paul Manning
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Manning at tour of Britain, Drumlanrig 2008
Personal information
Full name Paul Christian Manning
Born (1974-11-06) 6 November 1974 (age 40)
Sutton Coldfield, England
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Infobox last updated on
17 September 2007


Paul Christian Manning MBE (born 6 November 1974, Sutton Coldfield[1]) is a former English professional track and road bicycle racer who rode for the UCI Professional Continental team Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner in 2007 and 2008. He is strong in the Individual and Team Pursuit disciplines on track and has won many medals for Britain in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Track World Championships and Track World Cups.

He was the British national individual pursuit champion in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. He was also the national points race champion in 2005.

On 17 August 2008, Manning was a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad which broke the world record in the heats with a time of 3:55:202, beating their Russian opponents comfortably to go through to the final ride-off for silver and gold.[2] The following day, on their way to winning the gold medal, the British Team pursuit broke their own world record in a time of 3:53:314, beating their Danish competitors by 6.7 seconds.[3]

After the Olympics he announced his retirement from professional cycling.[4] Manning was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[5]

In 2009, he was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.[6]

After his retirement Manning joined the GB Cycling Team coaching staff as women’s endurance coach; since then the women’s endurance team has broken the Team Pursuit world record six times, once in winning the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Manning won the ‘High Performance Coach of the Year Award’ at the 2012 UK Coaching Awards.[7]

He studied Earth Sciences at the University of Birmingham and graduated in 1996.



2000 Sydney
3rd, Team Pursuit (bronze medal)
2004 Athens
2nd, Team Pursuit (silver medal)
2008 Beijing
1st, Team Pursuit (gold medal)

World Championships[edit]

2000 Manchester
2nd, Team Pursuit
2001 Belgium
2nd, Team Pursuit
2003 Stuttgart
2nd, Team Pursuit
4th, Individual Pursuit
2004 Melbourne
2nd, Team Pursuit
2005 Los Angeles
1st, Team Pursuit
2006 Bordeaux
2nd, Team Pursuit
3rd, Individual Pursuit
2007 Palma de Mallorca
1st, Team Pursuit
2008 Manchester
1st, Team Pursuit

Commonwealth Games[edit]

2002 Manchester
2nd, Team Pursuit
3rd, Individual Pursuit
2006 Melbourne
1st, Individual Pursuit
1st, Team Pursuit
9th, Men's Road Time Trial

UCI Track World Cup[edit]

2002 Mexico
1st, Individual Pursuit
2003 South Africa
2nd, Team Pursuit
2003 Mexico
2nd, Team Pursuit
3rd, Individual Pursuit
2004 Sydney
1st, Individual Pursuit
1st, Team Pursuit
2004 Manchester
3rd, Individual Pursuit
1st, Team Pursuit
2005/6 Manchester
1st, Team Pursuit
1st, Individual Pursuit
2006 Moscow
1st, Team Pursuit
3rd, Individual Pursuit

British Championships[edit]

1st, Individual Pursuit
1st, Individual Pursuit
1st, Individual Pursuit
1st, Team Pursuit
1st, Points Race
1st, Individual Pursuit

Other results[edit]

Duo Normand (with Chris Boardman)
FBD Milk Ras
FBD Milk Ras stage 6
Herald Sun Tour stage 8
Tour of Britain stage 6


  1. ^ a b c "Athlete Biography - MANNING Paul". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. 17 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "GB storm to gold in team pursuit". BBC Sport. 18 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Paul Manning: I've got a gold medal but I don't have a job". Daily Mirror. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 19. 31 December 2008.
  6. ^ "50 Cycling Heroes Named in British Cycling's Hall of Fame". British Cycling. 2009-12-17. 
  7. ^ "[London Marathon] 2013 celebrity biographies" (PDF). Virgin London Marathon. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 

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