British Cycling at the 2004 Olympics <ul><li>Introduction and Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
Click Image to enlarge… Home T his presentation will take you through the winners of cycling events during the 2004 Olympics. Showing Bradley Wiggins's historic victory in the 4km individual pursuit and also Aileen McGlynn’s famous victory in the Women's Tandem Kilo.
Aileen McGlynn and co-Rider Ellen Hunter racing to victory for Great Britain Back
Back Aileen McGlynn and co-Rider Ellen Hunter after receiving Gold medals and becoming Olympic Champions
Back Aileen McGlynn and co-Rider Ellen Hunter chasing the lead and Olympic Gold
Back Bradley Wiggins after becoming Olympic Champion and winning the 4km Individual Pursuit.
Back Bradley Wiggins racing to Victory wear the colours of Great Britain.
Back Gold Medal worn by our cycling Olympic Champions
Back Olympic Champions Bradley Wiggins Aileen McGlynn Click picture for profile…
Badley Wiggins Next Back Team pursuit 2000 Sydney Bronze Madison 2004 Athens Bronze Team pursuit 2004 Athens Silver 4km individual pursuit 2004 Athens Gold Olympic Games Track cycling Competitor for Great Britain Medal record
Bradley Wiggins , OBE (born April 28, 1980) is an English professional track and road bicycle racer. He won three medals on the track at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The son of a professional cyclist, Gary Wiggins, Bradley Wiggins was born in Ghent, Belgium but grew up in Maida Vale, London. Following his father, he started cycling early, racing at south London's Herne Hill Velodrome aged 12. At the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, Wiggins won bronze in the team pursuit. He won gold in the 4km individual pursuit in Athens before winning a silver in the team pursuit, and a bronze with Rob Hayles in the Madison. In 2001 Wiggins signed for the British professional road cycling team, the Linda McCartney Racing Team before it disbanded in early 2001. In 2005, Wiggins rode for the French pro team Crédit Agricole, and rode in the 2005 Giro d'Italia. He then moved to the French professional road cycling team Cofidis in 2006, and participated in the 2006 and 2007 Tours de France. In the New Year's Honours List published 31 December 2004 he was awarded an OBE for services to sport. Wiggins returned to the track for the Manchester round of the UCI World Cup and the world championships in 2007, winning the individual and team pursuit. He followed on the road by winning the prologue of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. He raced in the 2007 Tour de France for Cofidis and took 4th in the Prologue in London. He also won the combativity award on Stage 6 for a long solo breakaway (Incidentally, Stage 6 was the day of the 40th Anniversary of the death of British cyclist Tom Simpson); his team were withdrawn after Cristian Moreni failed a doping test. In 2008 he signed with Team High Road, successor of the T-Mobile Team however the main focus of the year is the Olympic Gold at the Beijing Olympics. At the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, Bradley won three gold medals: in the Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit, and Madison. Back
Aileen McGlynn Next Back Women’s Tandem Sprint 2004 Athens Silver Women’s Tandem Kilo 2004 Athens Gold Paralympics Games Track cycling Competitor for Great Britain Medal record
Back Aileen McGlynn MBE (born 22 June 1973, Glasgow) is a Scottish paralympic tandem cyclist, tandem piloted by Ellen Hunter. Partially sighted at birth, McGlynn joined a cycling team at the age of 14 but was initially reluctant to tell her club mates about her disablility. However the club worked it out and has offered her great support. She is also a patron of an organizatin called 'Crank It Up' who aim to provide cycling for people of all abilities. Before McGlynn became a full time athlete, she was a trainee actuary with a degree in mathematics, statistics and management science. McGlynn and Hunter broke the flying 200m women’s tandem World record in April 2004. At the 2006 in Aigle, Switzerland, the pair won gold in the Tamdem Kilo (VI), setting a world record of 1:10.795 in the process and winning a Rainbow Jersey, they ranked 17th among 33 male competitors. McGlynn and Hunter, coached by ,once again broke the World Record at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, in a time of 1:10.381, but despite this, failed to gain a podium position.
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