Ciara Maurizia Horne (born 17 September 1989) is a British racing cyclist. Having formerly represented Ireland at an international level, Horne has switched nationality and currently rides on the track for the Welsh Cycling backed Team USN, and also races on the road for the Breast Cancer Care racing team. Horne formed part of the Great Britain team who became 2014 European champions in the team pursuit.

Ciara Horne
2015 UEC Track Elite European Championships 333.JPG
Personal information
Full nameCiara Maurizia Horne
Born (1989-09-17) 17 September 1989 (age 32)[1]
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamTeam USN / Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
DisciplineTrack & Road
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance
Amateur team
2013Breast Cancer Care[3]
Professional team
2014-Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International[4]

CareerEdit

Horne was brought up in Kenilworth, near Coventry, Warwickshire, and attended Stratford Girls' Grammar School,[5] Horne obtained a First Class degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham in 2013.

Horne began her sporting life at the age of 7 as a swimmer. She competed at the national level until the age of 16 when she suffered a serious shoulder injury which required surgery. This prompted her to switch to triathlon, getting onto the world class start programme and competing at Salford Junior world cup where she finished 8th. However, plagued by injuries, Horne found that the majority of her training would be in the form of cycling and her love for the sport was born. Horne finally joined a cycling team in October 2009.[6]

Horne qualified to represent Ireland through her mother. In July 2012, Horne renounced her Irish citizenship.[7] Having held dual nationality, Horne qualified for a British racing licence through British Cycling. Horne's father was born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, she was therefore offered the opportunity to train with the Welsh Cycling Squad.[8]

Horne represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014,[9] competing in the time trial and individual pursuit.[2]

Ciara has a younger brother called Conair who loves a recon on Warzone Call of Duty. She is engaged to racing cyclist Lewis Oliva.[10]

PalmarèsEdit

2011
2nd 500m time trial, Irish National Track Championships
2nd Pursuit, Irish National Track Championships
2nd Scratch race, Irish National Track Championships
2012
2nd Team Pursuit, Round 1 2012–2013 Track World Cup, Cali (with Amy Roberts & Elinor Barker)
2013
Revolution
1st Scratch Race
3rd Points Race
3rd Team Pursuit, Round 3 2012–2013 Track World Cup, Aguascalientes (with Amy Roberts & Elinor Barker)
2014
1st   Team pursuit, European Track Championships
1st Team Pursuit, Track Cycling World Cup, Round 1, Guadalajara (with Laura Trott, Elinor Barker & Amy Roberts)[11]
1st Team Pursuit, Track Cycling World Cup, Round 2, London (with Laura Trott, Elinor Barker & Katie Archibald)[12]
2nd Team pursuit, British National Track Championships (with Katie Archibald, Sarah Storey & Anna Turvey)[13]
2015
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
3rd Individual Pursuit
1st Team pursuit, British National Track Championships (with Katie Archibald, Sarah Storey & Joanna Rowsell)[14]
2nd Overall Tour of the Reservoir[15]
2nd Individual Pursuit, Revolution – Round 1, Derby
3rd Individual pursuit, British National Track Championships[16]
2016
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "High Performance > Athletes > Ciara Horne". The Irish Sports Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Ciara Horne: Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Breast Cancer Care cycling team launch". British Cycling. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Introducing Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International". ciarahorne.com. 19 March 2014. Archived from the original on 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Horne's Olympic dreams ride on raising £10,000". The Courier (Warwick). 19 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Ciara Horne – interview with the Irish team member in Cali". Women's Cycling Ireland. 14 December 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Ciara Horne declares for Great Britain; blames lack of money in Cycling Ireland". Sticky Bottle. 4 July 2012.
  8. ^ "About". Ciara Horne. Archived from the original on 15 March 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ ""If I wrote a book I'd want cycling to be one chapter, not the whole thing"". Cardiff University. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott in GB team to win gold". bbc.co.uk. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Track Cycling World Cup: Britain claim double team pursuit gold". bbc.co.uk. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  13. ^ "British National Track Championships 24th-28th September 2014: Communiqué No. 009" (PDF). trackworldcup.co.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  14. ^ "British National Track Championship 25th-27th September 2015: Communiqué No 044: Category Female: Event 15km Scratch Race: Round Final Result" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  15. ^ Williams, Huw (12 April 2015). "Dani King takes overall victory in Tour of Reservoir in Women's Road Series". British Cycling. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  16. ^ "British National Track Championships 25th-27th September 2015: Communiqué No 018: Category Female: Event 3000m Pursuit: Round Final Result" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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