Simon van Velthooven
|Full name||Simon Paul van Velthooven|
|Born||8 December 1988|
Manawatu, New Zealand
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|Current team||Team New Zealand|
|World, Commonwealth, Olympic medalist|
Simon won New Zealand's first sprint cycling medal in the Men's Keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics jointly with Teun Mulder after the race officials were unable to separate the two in a photo finish for third place. He has also won multiple World Championship and Commonwealth Games medals and was the 2012 World Cup champion in the 1 km time trial and keirin events In 2014, he won a silver in the 1000 m time trial at the Commonwealth Games.
van Velthooven joined Team New Zealand in 2015 and was one of the original "cyclors" that helped develop the revolutionary boat and was a huge asset to the team that won the 2017 America's Cup for Team New Zealand.
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- "Olympics: Van Velthooven wins bronze for New Zealand". The New Zealand Herald. 7 August 2012.
- "Glasgow 2014 - Men's 1000m Time Trial". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Matt Majendie, for. "America's Cup: Van Velthooven swaps freewheeling for foiling". CNN.
- "Palmerston North cycling star Simon van Velthooven's pedal power helps drive America's Cup win". Stuff.
- Wright, Ed (27 June 2017). "Simon van Velthooven enjoys America's Cup triumph - Roadcycling.co.nz".