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Chris Latham

Road, Track

Based
Manchester

From
Bolton

Date of birth
06/02/1994

Team
Team Wiggins

Winning the points and individual pursuit at the 2012 British Track Cycling Championships as a junior, Chris Latham joined the Olympic Academy Programme in November 2012.

At the final round of the 2014/15 UCI World Cup series, Chris formed part of the team pursuit squad which won the bronze medal - a promising result from a team made up of Academy riders.

Career in numbers

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Total UCI Track Cycling World Championships medals

1

Total UEC European Track Championships medals

Biography

Chris went on to become the Under-23 European team pursuit champion in July 2015, before adding senior European bronze in the elimination race at the UEC European Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland.

He finished 2015 on the podium once more with an impressive silver medal in the omnium in the second round of the 2015/16 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cambridge, New Zealand. In the final round of the series, Chris was back on the podium, this time claiming bronze in the team pursuit along with Germain Burton, Ollie Wood and Kian Emadi.

Again, Latham was among the medals to bring a year to a close, winning silver in the scratch in the second round of the 2016/17 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

His world cup success earned him selection for a second world championships, having made his debut on the elite world stage in London in 2016.

Latham was named in the Great Britain Cycling Team squad for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong in April 2017.

He was part of a team pursuit squad that took fourth place overall, but found success as an individual in the scratch race, winning a brilliant bronze with a late sprint to take his first senior world championships medal.

 

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Palmarès

2017
UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Tseung Kwan O (Hong Kong) Scratch Bronze
2016
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Apeldoorn (Netherlands) Scratch Silver
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Tseung Kwan O (Hong Kong) Team pursuit Bronze
2015
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Cambridge (New Zealand) Omnium Silver
UEC European Track Championships, Grenchen (Switzerland) Elimination race Bronze
UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships, Athens (Greece) Team pursuit Gold
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Cali (Colombia) Team pursuit Bronze
2012
UEC European Track Cycling Championships Juniors, Anadia (Portugal) Scratch Silver
UEC European Track Cycling Championships Juniors, Anadia (Portugal) Team pursuit Silver