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Ed Clancy
OBE
Clancy in 2019
Personal information
Full name Edward Franklin Clancy
Born 12 March 1985 (1985-03-12) (age 36)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Height 1.86 m
Weight 78 kg
Team information
Current team Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance

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. On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit.

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.

Career

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. 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. Clancy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to cycling.

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.

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 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.

Personal life

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

Career achievements

Major results

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

World records

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