Kian Emadi

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Kian Emadi

Revised: February 2017

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Kian started cycling competitively at the age of 13 in track, road and cyclo-cross disciplines before focussing on the track sprint events and was accepted onto the British Cycling Olympic Development Programme in November 2008.

In February 2013 Kian made his UCI Track Cycling World Championships debut with fourth place in the kilometre time-trial in Minsk, Belarus.

In April 2013, Kian progressed onto the British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme and in November 2013 he rode as man-three in the team sprint with Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny in the qualification round to put the team into the ride-off for the bronze medal, which the team went on to win with Matt Crampton replacing Kian in the finals.

At the second round of the World Cup in Mexico, Kian again rode in the qualifying round of the team sprint with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes - the trio broke the world record in qualifying, setting a time of 42.339 seconds.

The record didn't stand for long, unfortunately, as the German team broke it again in their qualifying round, posting 41.871 seconds.

Kian was replaced by Matt Crampton for the finals, and the Great Britain team took the silver medal behind an on-form German sprint line-up.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Kian won the silver medal for England in the team sprint alongside Phil Hindes and Jason Kenny.

Kian switched from the track sprint to track endurance discipline at the end of 2015 and was called up to ride the team pursuit event at the final round of the World Cup series in Hong Kong, where he and the team won the bronze medal.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date


UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Glasgow (UK)
Gold, Team pursuit

UEC European Track Championships, Paris (France)
Bronze, Team pursuit


UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Hong Kong
Bronze, Team pursuit


Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)
Silver, Team sprint


UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)
Bronze, Team sprint (qualifying ride)

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Aguascalientes (Mexico)
Silver, Team sprint (qualifying ride)


Great Britain Cycling Team kit