Simon van Velthooven

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Simon van Velthooven
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Simon van Velthooven (2016)
Personal information
Full name Simon Paul van Velthooven
Born (1988-12-08) 8 December 1988 (age 28)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Team information
Current team New Zealand Team
Discipline Track
Role Track sprinter
Amateur team(s)
Professional team(s)
2009-Present Japanese Keirin Rider 2010-Present
Major wins
World, Commonwealth, Olympic Medalist

Simon van Velthooven (born 8 December 1988)[1] is a New Zealand track racing cyclist.

At the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships he won the bronze medal in the men's 1 kilometre time trial.[2] He also won a bronze medal in the Men's Keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics jointly with Teun Mulder after the race officials were unable to separate the two in a photo finish for third place.[3][4]


  1. ^ Simon van Velthooven.
  2. ^ "Van Velthooven adds another bronze for NZ". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's Keirin". Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Olympics: Van Velthooven wins bronze for New Zealand". New Zealand Herald. 7 August 2012. 

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