A product of British Cycling’s Great Britain Cycling Team Academy Programme, Mark Cavendish is now one of the world's most recognizable sportsmen and generally regarded as cycling's leading road sprinter.
Bradley was born in Ghent, Belgium but grew up in London near to the Herne Hill Velodrome, where he started racing at the age of 12. Track was his main focus in his younger years and his first World Championship medal came as a junior in 1997 when he won the Individual Pursuit title in Cuba.
Ian turned professional on the road in 2008 with the Belgian Landbouwkrediet team and in 2010 he joined Team Sky. In 2011, Ian was part of the eight-man team who helped lead Mark Cavendish to victory at the UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen.
David Millar was born in Malta as his father, a RAF pilot, was based there during a tour of duty. David bought a mountain bike and competed in local races before purchasing a road bike when he was 15. After his A-Levels, he returned to the UK and joined a cycling club in High Wycombe where he showed great talent and as such, moved to France aged 18 to race.
Emma began cycling at University in order to cross train because of a running injury and has since gone from strength to strength. The 2008 Beijing Olympics saw her take the silver medal in the Time Trial. In the road race, Emma’s strength and climbing skills were integral in whittling down the competition and helping team mate Nicole Cooke take the gold medal.
Dame Sarah Storey set yet another incredible Paralympic record with her third gold of Tokyo 2020 and Ben Watson joined her with his own second gold medal of these Games on another successful day for Great Britain.
Jaco van Gass won Great Britain’s second cycling gold medal of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics when he edged out team-mate Fin Graham in the final of the men’s C3 3000m individual pursuit at the Izu Velodrome.