Katy Marchant, (born 30 January 1993) is an elite English track cyclist who specialises in the sprint disciplines. She was educated at Brigshaw High School.

Katy Marchant
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Personal information
Full nameKaty Marchant
Born (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 27)[1]
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider

CareerEdit

Originally from Leeds, based in Manchester since her switch to cycling in April 2013. Marchant began her sporting life as a heptathlete, and represented Great Britain in that event at the 2012 World Junior Championships. The switchover was instigated by her former coach, Toni Minichiello (best known for coaching Jessica Ennis), who suggested the move to cycling having seen the results of her power output on a Wattbike test. Marchant had cycled for leisure on a mountain bike and on the road, but had no experience of track cycling. After a 6-week trial period, she permanently switched to track cycling.[2] She became a member of British Cycling's Olympic Academy in April 2013, and graduated to the Olympic Development Programme in November 2013.[3]

PalmarèsEdit

2013
2nd British National Team Sprint Championships (with Victoria Williamson)
British National Track Championships
2nd Keirin race
3rd Match sprint
2014
1st Sprint, Oberhausen
2nd British National Team Sprint Championships (with Victoria Williamson)[4]
British National Track Championships
2nd Individual sprint[5]
3rd Keirin race[6]
3rd 500m time trial[7]
3rd Sprint, Revolution – Round 3, Manchester
3rd Team Sprint, GP von Deutschland im Sprint (with Jessica Varnish)
European U23 Track Championships
3rd Team Sprint (with Rosie Blount)[8]
3rd Keirin race
2015
Revolution
1st Keirin - Round 1, Derby
1st Sprint - Round 1, Derby
1st 500m Time Trial - Round 1, Derby
2nd Sprint – Round 3, Manchester
3rd Keirin – Round 3, Manchester
Trofeu CAR Anadia Portugal
1st Sprint
1st Keirin
Open des Nations sur Piste de Roubaix
1st Sprint
1st Keirin
National Track Championships
1st Individual sprint[9]
1st Keirin[10]
1st Team Sprint (with Jessica Varnish)[11]
1st 500m time trial[12]
UEC European U23 Championships
1st   Keirin
2nd Team Sprint (with Victoria Williamson)
Internationale Radsport Meeting
2nd Sprint
3rd 500m Time Trial
2016
3rd   Sprint, Olympic Games
2nd Keirin, Fenioux Piste International
2017
Siberne Eule von Ludwigshafen
1st Keirin
2nd Sprint
2nd Sprint Internationaal Baan Sprint Keirin Toernooi
2nd Sprint, Öschelbronn

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GB Cycling Team Rider Biography". British Cycling. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Marchant excited to be on the British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme". British Cycling. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  3. ^ "News: GB Confirm Squad for 2013/14". Velo UK. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  4. ^ "National Track Championships: Varnish & Trott among winners". bbc.co.uk. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ "National Track Championships: Jess Varnish powers to sprint title". bbc.co.uk. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  6. ^ "National Track Championships: Four golds for Varnish & Skinner". bbc.co.uk. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  7. ^ "National Track Championships: Jess Varnish wins time trial title". bbc.co.uk. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  8. ^ https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/gbcyclingteam/article/20140724-gb-cyclingteam-reports-Great-Britain-power-to-junior-women-s-team-pursuit-gold-at-European-Track-Championships-0
  9. ^ "British National Track Championships 25th-27th September 2015: Communiqué No 22: Category Female: Event Sprint: Round Final Result" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  10. ^ "British National Track Championship 25th-27th September 2015: Communiqué No 049: Category Female: Event Keirin: Round Final Result" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  11. ^ "British National Track Championships 25th-27th September 2015: Results - Team Female" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  12. ^ "British National Track Championship 25th-27th September 2015: Results: Female: 500m Time Trial" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 28 September 2015.

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