GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised February 2015
 

Andy Tennant

Team Pursuit
Current Team: WIGGINS
DOB: 09.03.1987 | From: Wolverhampton | Based: Manchester

 

Andy began cycling when he was 14 years old when he joined a local club with his friends. Four years later he was accepted onto British Cycling’s Olympic Academy Programme and in the same year he became junior world champion in the individual pursuit and European champion in the team pursuit. Andy has since played an integral role in the Great Britain team pursuit squad, both at under - 23 and elite level.

In the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Andy rode in the qualifying round of the team pursuit to post the fastest time and put the Great Britain team into the final. Andy was replaced by Steven Burke in the final ride, which Great Britain won. Andy was named in the squad for the London 2012 Olympics but unfortunately did not get to ride, however the rest of the team all gave credit to Andy in the media for their gold medal winning performance at the Games.

In 2013, Andy (along with Steven Burke, Ed Clancy and Sam Harrison) won the silver medal in the team pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Belarus. Andy went on to become European Champion in the team pursuit, riding with Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull to win the Gold medal at the 2013 European Track Championships. The same quartet went on to win the gold medal at the UCI Track World Cup in Manchester in November 2013.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Andy represented England in the team pursuit and won the silver medal, along with Ed Clancy, Steve Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins. At the European championships that same year, Andy was crowned champion in both the individual and team pursuit events. Andy went on to win the silver medal in the opening round of the 2014/15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara and the gold medal in the second round which took place in London.

The men's team pursuit squad bounced back from the disappointment of the 2014 result in Colombia where they finished 8th to take the silver medal at the 2015 event in Paris.

 

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Andy Tennant: Selected Career Highlights to Date

2015

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Paris (France)

Silver, Team pursuit

 

2014

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Guadalajara (Mexico)

Silver, Team pursuit

 

UEC European Track Championships, Guadaloupe

Gold, Team pursuit

Gold, Individual pursuit

 

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Silver - Team pursuit


2013

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Minsk (Belarus)

Silver - Team pursuit

 

2012

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold -Team pursuit

 

2011

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Bronze - Team pursuit

 

2010

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Poland

Silver - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Melbourne (Australia)

Bronze - Team pursuit

 

UEC European Track Cycling Championships, Poland

Gold - Team pursuit

 

2009

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Melbourne (Australia)

Silver - Team pursuit

 

2008

UEC U23 European Track Cycling Championships, Poland

Silver - Team Pursuit

 

2007

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Bronze - Team pursuit

 

2006

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Sydney (Australia)

Bronze - Team pursuit

 

UEC U23 European Track Cycling Championships, Athens (Greece)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

2005

UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, Vienna (Austria)

Gold - Individual pursuit

Silver - Team pursuit

 

UEC Junior European Track Cycling Championships, Fiorenzuola (Italy)

Gold - Team pursuit