Andy Tennant (cyclist)

Andrew David Tennant (born 9 March 1987) is an English professional track and road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Canyon dhb SunGod.[3]

Andy Tennant
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Tennant in 2015
Personal information
Full nameAndrew David Tennant
Born (1987-03-09) 9 March 1987 (age 34)
Wolverhampton, England
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Team information
Current teamCanyon dhb SunGod
Disciplines
  • Track
  • Road
RoleRider
Rider typePursuitist (track)
Amateur teams
2005Fred Williams Cycles
2006Recycling.co.uk – SIS
2007–2008Team 100% ME
Professional teams
2009Team Halfords
2010Motorpoint–Marshalls Pasta[1]
2011–2012Rapha Condor–Sharp
2013–2014Madison Genesis
2015–2017WIGGINS
2018–Canyon Eisberg[2]

BiographyEdit

Born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK, Tennant began to make his mark on the cycling world as a junior rider.[4] In 2005 he was selected for British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme and lived in Tuscany, Italy with the GB squad in 2006.[5] Tennant represented England in the points race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and represented Great Britain in the Under-23 road race at the 2006 UCI Road World Championships in Salzburg, Austria.[6] The following season he overtrained, and his results suffered as a consequence.[7] Tennant is currently a member of British Cycling's Olympic Academy.[7]

Whilst riding for Team Halfords Bikehut in 2009, he was mentored by Rob Hayles.[8]

In 2015 Tennant moved to the new WIGGINS team set up by Bradley Wiggins aiming to prepare British riders for the team pursuit at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[9]

Major resultsEdit

2005
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
2nd   Team pursuit
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Junior Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit, National Junior Track Championships
2006
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
1st Stuttgart round, UIV Cup (with Ian Stannard)
3rd   Team pursuit – Sydney, UCI Track World Cup
3rd Overall Flèche du Sud
2007
1st   Team Pursuit, National Track Championships
3rd   Team pursuit – Manchester, UCI Track World Cup
2008
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2009
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Team pursuit – Manchester
2nd   Team pursuit – Melbourne
1st   Overall Tour of the Reservoir
National Track Championships
2nd   Individual pursuit
2nd   Points race
2nd Girvan Three Day
7th Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
2011
1st Richmond Grand Prix
9th Overall Tour de Korea
10th London–Surrey Cycle Classic
2012
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2013
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
2nd   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2014
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Individual pursuit
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Team pursuit – London
2nd   Team pursuit – Guadalajara
British National Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Madison (with Oli Wood)
2nd   Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
2015
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit, British National Track Championships
1st Wiltshire GP
1st Stage 2 Flèche du Sud
1st Revolution Series Round 2 (with Iljo Keisse)
2nd   Individual pursuit – Cali, UCI Track World Cup
2nd Milk Race
3rd Overall Tour of the Reservoir
2016
1st   Team pursuit – Glasgow, UCI Track World Cup
UCI Track World Championships
2nd   Team pursuit
3rd   Individual pursuit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clancy, Burke & Tennant to Candi TV". Cycling Weekly. 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Canyon DHB p/b Soreen". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Canyon dhb SunGod". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 6 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Rider Biographies: Andy Tennant". British Cycling.
  5. ^ Larry Hickmott (14 July 2006). "Interview: Andrew Tennant". British Cycling.
  6. ^ "Brits in the Under-23 World Road Race 1998-2007". Cycling Weekly. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b Larry Hickmott (19 February 2009). "GB Coach Lead Racing Helping Develop Champions". British Cycling.
  8. ^ Kenny Hodgart (1 December 2009). "Interview: Rob Hayles is determined to help Endura become No.1 pro racing team in the UK". Herald Scotland.
  9. ^ Fotheringham, William (8 January 2014). "Bradley Wiggins unveils new team to be sponsored by Sky". theguardian.com. Retrieved 8 January 2015.

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