GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised January 2015
 

Craig MacLean

Kilo, Sprint
DOB: 31.07.1971 | From: Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland | Based: Wilmslow

Paralympic titles: One
Elite world champion titles: Four

About Craig

After representing Great Britain at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and 2006, Craig MacLean later achieved Paralympic success as a pilot for the Great Britain Para-Cycling squad.

Having started as a BMX racer in the 1980s, MacLean specialised in track in 1995.

Racing alongside Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Queally in the team sprint, he won silver at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, before becoming world champion in 2002 in the same event.

After multiple world cup and world championship podium appearances, Craig sustained a back injury in 2007 and announced his retirement in 2008.

In 2010, MacLean joined the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team and in 2011 piloted Neil Fachie to become world champion in the tandem sprint and the tandem kilometre time trial.

At the 2012 Paralympic Games, Craig paired up with Anthony Kappes, winning the gold medal in the sprint.

In 2013 MacLean raced with Neil Fachie to win the tandem sprint and kilometre races at the Newport International Para-cycling Cup.

Craig's services to cycling and paracycling were recognised with an MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours.

2014 saw Craig team up with fellow Scotsman Neil Fachie for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The home pairing did not disappoint, and they won the gold medal in both the tandem sprint and kilo events.

 

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Craig MacLean: Selected Career Highlights to Date

2014

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Gold, Sprint
Gold, Kilo


2012

UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles (USA)

Gold, Kilometre time-trial
Gold, Sprint

 

2011

UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)

Gold, Sprint
Gold, Kilo

 

2007

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester, (UK)

Gold, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Los Angeles (USA)

Gold, Team sprint

 

2006

Commonwealth Games, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Bordeaux (France)

Silver, Sprint
Silver, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Sydney (Australia)

Gold, Sprint
Gold, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Moscow (Russia)

Gold, Team sprint
Bronze, Sprint


2005

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Moscow (Russia)

Silver, Sprint
Silver, Team sprint

 

2004

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne (Australia)

Bronze, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Moscow (Russia)

Silver, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester, (UK)

Gold, Kilometre time-trial
Gold, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Sydney (Australia)

Gold, Sprint
Gold, Team sprint

 

2003

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Stuttgart (Germany)

Bronze, Team sprint

 

2002

Commonwealth Games, Manchester, (UK)

Bronze, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Gold, Team sprint


2001

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Antwerp (Belgium)

Bronze, Team sprint

 

2000

Olympic Games, Sydney (Australia)

Silver, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester, (UK)

Silver, Team Sprint


1999

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Berlin (Germany)

Silver, Team sprint