Roger Hammond (cyclist)

Roger Hammond (born 30 January 1974) is a male English retired bicycle racer, specialising in cyclo-cross and road cycling.

Roger Hammond
Roger Hammond 2016.jpg
Hammond at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full nameRoger Hammond
Born (1974-01-30) 30 January 1974 (age 47)
Oxford
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Team information
Current teamTeam Bahrain Victorious
DisciplineRoad and Cyclo-cross
RolePerformance director
Rider (retired)
Rider typeClassics Specialist
Professional teams
1998–2004Palmans–Ideal
2005–2006Discovery Channel
2007–2008T-Mobile Team
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
2011Garmin–Cervélo
Managerial teams
2013–16, 2019Madison Genesis
2016–18Team Dimension Data
2020–Bahrain–McLaren
Major wins
One-Day Races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2003, 2004)
National Cyclo-cross Championships
(1994, 2000–2004, 2006, 2008)

EducationEdit

Hammond grew up in Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire and attended Dr Challoner's Grammar School as a teenager.[1] While still at school he won the 1992 world junior cyclo-cross championship in Leeds, but elected to concentrate on his university studies before pursuing a cycling career.

Cycling careerEdit

Hammond represented England in the road race event, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2] He repeated this achievement four years later at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[3]

He was the British road champion in 2003 and 2004. He rode for Discovery Channel in 2005–2006, for Team High Road in 2007–2008, for Cervélo TestTeam in 2009–2010, and Garmin–Cervélo in 2011.[4] Hammond rode for the Great Britain team in the 2005 and 2006 Tour of Britain.

Post cyclingEdit

In July 2012 Roger Hammond was announced as the Team Manager of the newly formed Madison-Genesis team.[5] In November 2015 he announced that he would join Team Dimension Data as a sports director for the 2016 season, initially combining the position with his Madison-Genesis role.[6] He returned to Madison-Genesis for the team's last season in 2019.[7]

Hammond was in December 2019 named as performance director for the Bahrain-McLaren team for the 2020 season.[8]

Hammond has also worked as a pundit for ITV4, providing analysis of the Vuelta a España.[9]

Major resultsEdit

1992
1st   Junior race, UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
1994
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
1998
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2000
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Archer Grand Prix
1st Grand Prix Bodson
2nd Grand Prix Fayt-Le-Franc
3rd Schaal Sels
10th Gent–Wevelgem
2001
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Textielprijs Vichte
2nd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
3rd Veenendaal–Veenendaal
4th Le Samyn
5th Schaal Sels
2002
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Tour Beneden-Maas
1st Grote 1-MeiPrijs
1st Sprints classification Tour of Rhodes
4th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Schaal Sels
2003
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st   Overall Uniqa Classic
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
2nd GP Jef Scherens Leuven
2nd Stage 5 Étoile de Bessèges
8th Gent–Wevelgem
8th Paris–Bourges
2004
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
3rd Paris–Roubaix
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd Grand Prix Rudy Dhaenens
6th Le Samyn
6th Gent–Wevelgem
7th Road race, Olympic Games
2005
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
2nd Nationale Sluitingsprijs
2006
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2007
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
2008
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
10th Gent–Wevelgem
2009
3rd Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Tour of Denmark
3rd Overall Tour de l'Eurométropole
4th Paris–Bourges
5th Road race, National Road Championships
2010
4th Paris–Roubaix
7th Tour of Flanders

Classic results timelineEdit

Monument 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Milan–San Remo 21 28 42 35 92 DNF 147
Tour of Flanders 73 71 DNF 48 30 52 DNF DNF 31 13 7 108
Paris–Roubaix 17 3 OTL 24 7 23 14 4 DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF DNF
Giro di Lombardia Did not contest during his career
Classic 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad DNF 34 29 DNF DNF 59 16 43 45 61 19 74
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 17 28 31 21 13 DNF 53 13 51 97 DNF
Dwars door Vlaanderen 23 25 22 17 3 2 16 15 44 11 13 74
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen DNF DNF 73 16 8 25 8 26 DNF 83 42 91
Gent–Wevelgem DNF 10 22 DNF 8 6 DNF 2 10 74 OTL 154
 
Roger Hammond in the 2006 Tour of Britain in London

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Guardian Buckley, Will: "Hammond handles his personal hell". The Guardian, 22 April 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2007.
  2. ^ "1998 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ Slipstream Sports Archived 12 September 2012 at archive.today Slipstream Sports: "Press release: Slipstream Sports Announces Additions to 2011 Roster" 1 September 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/534064/roger-hammond-to-manage-new-madison-genesis-team.html
  6. ^ Windsor, Richard (18 November 2015). "Roger Hammond joins Dimension Data as sports director". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Hammond to return to Madison Genesis as directeur sportif". Cycling News. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  8. ^ Ballinger, Alex (4 December 2019). "Bahrain-Merida confirm new team name for 2020". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  9. ^ "La Vuelta a España 2014" (Press release). ITV (TV channel). 16 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.