Ed Clancy

Edward Franklin Clancy OBE (born 12 March 1985) is a British professional track and road bicycle racer from England, who rides for British amateur team Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy team.[3] On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit.

Ed Clancy
OBE
2019 UEC Track Elite European Championships 118.jpg
Clancy in 2019
Personal information
Full nameEdward Franklin Clancy
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 36)[1]
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight78 kg (172 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamClancy Briggs Cycling Academy
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance
Amateur teams
2005–2006Sparkasse
2006Landbouwkrediet–Colnago (stagiaire)
2020–Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy
Professional teams
2007–2008Landbouwkrediet–Tönissteiner
2009Team Halfords[2]
2010Motorpoint–Marshalls Pasta
2011–2018Rapha Condor–Sharp
2019Vitus Pro Cycling Team p/b Brother UK

In the London 2012 Olympics, he also participated in the Omnium, claiming a bronze medal. In total, Clancy is a five-time world champion (in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2018) and four-time European champion (in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014) in the team pursuit; he has also won World (2010) and European (2011) titles in the omnium. On the road, he won the first stage of the 2005 Tour of Berlin.

CareerEdit

Clancy has featured in a number of world record team pursuits. On 17 August 2008, Clancy was a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad which broke the world record in the heats with 3:55:202, beating Russia to the ride-off for silver and gold.[4] The next day, on their way to winning the gold medal, the British team broke their own world record in 3:53:314, beating Denmark by 6.7 seconds.[5] Clancy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours[6] and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to cycling.[7]

On 4 April 2012, Clancy was part of the Great Britain team which set a new world record of 3:53.295 in winning the gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2012 World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.[8]

After the 2012 Olympic Games, where he set a time of 1:00.981 in the Omnium Kilo Time Trial, British Cycling announced that Clancy would replace Sir Chris Hoy in the Great Britain team for the team sprint event, where he rode in the Man 3 position. Despite finishing 2nd in the Glasgow round of the World Cup, Clancy returned to the endurance team for the 2013 World Championships.

In November 2018, it was announced that Clancy would join the Vitus Pro Cycling Team p/b Brother UK for the 2019 season, after the JLT–Condor team which he had been part of for eight years confirmed that it would be disbanding at the end of the year.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

He lives in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. He previously dated GP Dr Gemma Eyres.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2004
2nd   Madison (with Mark Cavendish), National Track Championships
2005
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Stage 1 Tour de Berlin
UCI Track World Cup
2nd   Individual pursuit, Sydney
2nd   Team pursuit, Sydney
2006
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Team pursuit, Moscow
3rd   Team pursuit, Sydney
2007
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Team pursuit, Manchester
1st   Team pursuit, Sydney
1st   Team pursuit, Beijing
1st   Team pursuit, Copenhagen
2nd National Criterium Championships
National Track Championships
2nd   Individual pursuit
2nd   Kilo
2008
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st   Team pursuit, Olympic Games
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Individual pursuit, Manchester
1st   Team pursuit, Manchester
2009
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Team pursuit, Copenhagen
1st   Team pursuit, Manchester
2nd   Team pursuit, Melbourne
1st Eddy Soens Memorial Road Race
1st Round 6 – Southport, Tour Series
2nd   Kilo, National Track Championships
2010
UCI Track World Championships
1st   Omnium
2nd   Team pursuit
1st   National Criterium Championships
2011
1st Stage 5 Tour de Korea
1st Round 2 – Aberystwyth, Tour Series
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2012
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
Olympic Games
1st   Team pursuit
3rd   Omnium
1st Round 6 – Peterborough, Tour Series
2013
2nd   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
National Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Points race
2nd   1km Time Trial
2nd   Scratch race
1st   Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
Tour Series
1st Round 4 – Aberystwyth
1st Round 5 – Torquay
1st Round 9 – Woking
2014
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
3rd   Scratch race
2nd   Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
3rd Ominium, Fenioux Piste International[10]
2015
Tour Series
1st Round 3 – Aberystwyth
1st Round 9 – Peterborough
1st London Nocturne
3rd Milk Race
2016
1st   Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2018
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st London Nocturne
1st Prologue Herald Sun Tour

World recordsEdit

Discipline Record Date Event Velodrome Ref
Team pursuit 3:56.322 27 March 2008 World Championships Manchester [11]
3:55.202 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Laoshan (Beijing) [12]
3:53.314 18 August 2008 [13]
3:53.295 4 April 2012 World Championships Hisense Arena (Melbourne) [14]
3:52.499 2 August 2012 Olympic Games Lee Valley (London) [15]
3:51.659 3 August 2012 [16]
3:50.570 12 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio Olympic [17]
3:50.265 [18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Athlete Biography – CLANCY Ed". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Team Halfords bikehut website". Team Halfords bikehut:Cycle Race Team. 13 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "2020 men's domestic team guide". TheBritishContinental.co.uk. The British Continental. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. 17 August 2008.
  5. ^ "GB storm to gold in team pursuit". BBC Sport. 18 August 2008.
  6. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 15.
  7. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N11.
  8. ^ "GB pursuit team win gold in new world record". BBC Sport. 4 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Ed Clancy signs for Vitus Pro Cycling Team". cyclingnews.com. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Fenioux Piste International: Vélodrome de Costebelle – Hyères – Côte d'Azur: Omnium Hommes Elite" (PDF). Fédération Française de Cyclisme. 11 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  11. ^ "2008 World Championships Final Results" (PDF). TissotTiming.com. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  12. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Foursome put the 'great' in Great Britain". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Track Worlds: Great Britain beat Australia with world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  15. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (2 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: GB pursuit quartet demolish world record in heats". The Daily Telegraph. TMG. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  16. ^ Bevan, Chris (3 August 2012). "Olympics cycling: Team GB defend men's pursuit title". BBC Sport. BBC. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  17. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit First Round Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. International Olympic Committee. 12 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Final Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. International Olympic Committee. 12 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.

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