Lauren Ellis (born 19 April 1989) is a New Zealand track cyclist.

Lauren Ellis
Personal information
Born19 April 1989 (1989-04-19) (age 30)
Ashburton, New Zealand

Ellis rode the team pursuit at the 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics in Beijing with Kaytee Boyd and Alison Shanks, in a time of 3:28.044, becoming the fastest qualifiers.[1] They went on to take the gold medal in a time of 3:24.421, setting the second fastest time in the world behind the 3:22.425 world record set by Great Britain at Manchester in 2008.[2]

In 2009, she won a silver medal in the Team Pursuit World Championships with Jaime Nielsen and Alison Shanks.

Ellis won a silver medal in the women's points race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 World Championships.[3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she rode the Women's team pursuit. The New Zealand team placed 5th and set the current national record of 3:18.514.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she rode the Women's team pursuit and Omnium. The New Zealand team placed 4th and set the current national record of 4:17.592 during the first round. Ellis also placed 4th in the Omnium.

Major resultsEdit

2006
2nd   Pursuit World Junior Championships
2007
3rd   Pursuit World Junior Championships
2009
2nd   Team Pursuit World Championships
1st World Cup Team pursuit, Melbourne
2010
3rd   Team Pursuit World Championships
2nd   Points Race World Championships
2nd   Points Race 2010 Commonwealth Games
3rd World Cup Team pursuit, Melbourne
2011
2nd World Cup Team pursuit, Manchester
8th Pursuit World Championships
2012
1st   National Time Trial Championships
2013
1st Omnium, Invercargill
1st Points Race, National Championships
2014
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Points Race
1st   Team Pursuit (with Jaime Nielsen, Racquel Sheath and Georgia Williams)
BikeNZ Classic
2nd Scratch Race
3rd Omnium
2nd Points Race, BikeNZ Cup
2015
3rd Omnium, Super Drome Cup
2016
Festival of Speed
1st Points Race
1st Scratch Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alistair McMurran (19 January 2009). "Cycling: Campaign starts with World Cup win". Otago Daily Times.
  2. ^ "Team pursuit gold for NZ women". Otago Daily Times. 19 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Lauren Ellis". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2012.