Amy Roberts

Amy Rose Roberts (born 24 December 1994) is a Welsh racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI Women's Team Parkhotel Valkenburg.

Amy Roberts
Quaregnon - Le Samyn des Dames & Le Samyn, 2 mars 2016, départ (B107).JPG
Roberts in 2016.
Personal information
Full nameAmy Rose Roberts
Born (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 26)
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight61 kg (134 lb)[1]
Team information
Discipline
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance
Amateur teams
?Towy Riders
2006–2007Bynea CC
2008Kidney Wales For Escentual
2009–2011Cardiff Ajax CC
2012Team USN[2]
2012Scott Contessa Epic[3]
Professional teams
2013–2017Wiggle–Honda
2018Parkhotel Valkenburg

CareerEdit

Born in Llanelli, Roberts was brought up in Pontyberem. She attended Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmarthen.[4] Roberts took up triathlon at the age of 14, she joined the Towy Riders cycling club to improve her cycling skills and within a year of doing so had become the Under-16 Welsh National Cyclo-cross Champion.[5] Roberts was part of British Cycling's Olympic Talent Team.[6]

Roberts represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014,[7] competing in the time trial, individual pursuit, scratch and points race.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Roberts' younger sister Jessica Roberts is also a professional cyclist, who won the 2018 British National Road Race Championships.

Major resultsEdit

2010
National Track Championships
1st Youth Points race
3rd Junior Scratch
3rd Youth Individual pursuit
3rd Youth 500m time trial
2011
3rd Junior National Cyclo-cross Championships
2012
1st Team pursuit, UEC European Junior Track Championships (with Elinor Barker and Lucy Garner)
1st Overall Surf & Turf Weekend
1st Stage 2[8]
2nd Team pursuit, 2012–13 UCI Track World Cup, Cali
UCI Junior Track World Championships
3rd Points race
3rd Team pursuit (with Hayley Jones and Elinor Barker)
2013
3rd Team pursuit, 2012–13 UCI Track World Cup, Aguascalientes (with Ciara Horne and Elinor Barker)
2014
1st Team pursuit, 2014–15 UCI Track World Cup, Guadalajara (with Laura Trott, Elinor Barker & Ciara Horne)[9]
1st Round 4 – Redditch, Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series[10]
2nd Omnium, Open des Nations sur Piste de Roubaix
2nd National Criterium Championships[11]
2015
2nd Points race, Irish International Track GP
3rd National Criterium Championships[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Amy Roberts: Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Individual/Points". British Cycling. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ Abraham, Richard (28 November 2012). "Scott Contessa Epic announce 2013 line-up". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Amy is on the right track for career in cycle racing". Carmarthen Journal. 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ "GB Cycling Team Rider Biography: Amy Roberts". British Cycling. December 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Cycling: Amy Roberts". Jaguar Academy of Sport. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2014: Olympic champion Geraint Thomas and world sprint star Becky James head up Welsh cycling team for Glasgow". Wales Online. 9 July 2014. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014.
  8. ^ Whitehouse, Andrew (16 June 2013). "Road: Roberts wins overall at the Surf n Turf Weekend". British Cycling. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott in GB team to win gold". bbc.co.uk. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Amy Roberts wins in Redditch after last lap drama". British Cycling. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  11. ^ "2014 British Cycling National Circuit Race Championship – Hull – 9 July 2014: Women's Championship: Official Result" (PDF). British Cycling. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  12. ^ "BC National Circuit Race Championships: Womens Championships" (PDF). British Cycling. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.

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