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Jennifer Valente
Valente in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Marie Valente
Born December 24, 1994 (1994-12-24) (age 26)
San Diego, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 165 lb
Team information
Current team Twenty20 Pro Cycling
Discipline
  • Track
  • Road
Role Rider
Rider type Pursuitist (track)

Jennifer Marie Valente (born December 24, 1994) is an American professional racing cyclist who is the gold medal winner of the Women's Omnium at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Valente has ridden for UCI Women's Team Twenty20 Pro Cycling. She has won multiple gold medals in team pursuit championships, and she earned an Olympic silver medal in team pursuit in 2016.

Career

She enjoyed a successful junior career, winning 12 national titles and one world junior title. At the 2011 and 2012 UCI Junior Track World Championships she won three medals, a gold medal in the scratch race and two bronze medals in the keirin.

In the individual pursuit she won a silver medal at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. In the team pursuit she has won three gold medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

In June 2021, she qualified to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She took the gold medal in the Women's Omnium, beating reigning World champion Yumi Kajihara of Japan. This was the first women's track cycling gold medal for the United States.

Major results

2011
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Scratch
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Keirin
2012
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Keirin, National Track Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Keirin, UCI Junior Track World Championships
Pan American Track Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Keirin
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch
2013
2nd Team pursuit, Los Angeles Grand Prix (with Kimberly Geist, Sarah Hammer and Ruth Winder)
2014
Pan American Track Championships
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Team pursuit (with Amber Gaffney, Kimberly Geist and Elizabeth Newell)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Omnium
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Omnium, National Track Championships
1st Omnium, Grand Prix of Colorado Spring
2015
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
Pan American Track Championships
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Individual pursuit
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Scratch
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Team pursuit (with Kelly Catlin, Sarah Hammer and Ruth Winder)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Omnium
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Scratch
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Pan American Games (with Kelly Catlin, Sarah Hammer, Lauren Tamayo and Ruth Winder)
Independence Day Grand Prix
2nd Scratch
3rd Individual pursuit
2016
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2017
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
Pan American Track Championships
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Omnium
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Points race
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Scratch
National Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Omnium
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Points race
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Scratch
1st Omnium, US Sprint GP
1st Omnium, Fastest Man on Wheels
2017–18 UCI Track Cycling World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Omnium, Manchester
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Omnium, Pruszków
5th Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
2018
UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race
Pan American Track Championships
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Omnium
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Points race
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Scratch
1st PanAmericanJersey.png Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Madison
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Omnium
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Points race
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Scratch
10th Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
2019
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Omnium, UCI Track World Championships
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