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Ollie Wood

Track Endurance / Road

Based
Manchester

From
Wakefield

Date of birth
26/11/1995

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Ollie was inspired by his dad Alistair to take up cycling, and in 2011 he was accepted onto British Cycling’s Olympic Development Programme.

In 2013, he graduated onto the Academy and at the age of 18 he made his world cup debut when he was selected to ride in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the 2014 UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships in Portugal, Ollie won the silver medal in the under-23 scratch race event.

Career in numbers

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Total UEC European Track Championships medals

Biography

At the January round of the 2013/14 Revolution Series, Ollie paired up with Olympic champion Ed Clancy to break the one-kilometre Madison time trial record in a time of 54.537 seconds – a record previously held by Sir Chris Hoy and Arnaud Tournant.

Ollie rode in the team pursuit event with his fellow Academy riders at the final round of the 2014/15 World Cup series, clinching the bronze medal in what was a promising result for the young squad.

At the 2015 Under-23 European Track Championships, Ollie was crowned as team pursuit champion and he also won the silver medal in the omnium event.

At the final round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong, Ollie along with Germain Burton, Chris Latham and Kian Emadi, who recently made the switch from track sprint, won the bronze medal in the team pursuit.

Over the summer of 2016, Wood was part of the Great Britain Cycling Team at the UEC Under-23 European Track Championships, winning bronze in the team pursuit, a result matched a few months later in the senior European championships in France.

Wood then claimed his first senior gold medal as part of the team pursuit lineup to reach the top step of the podium at the first round of the 2016/17 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow, adding Madison bronze a week later in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Those performances earned him selection for his first UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong in April, where he was part of the endurance squad that finished fourth in the team pursuit.

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Great Britain Cycling Team's Ollie Wood leads off the team pursuit effort
Great Britain Cycling Team's Ollie Wood teams up with Mark Stewart for the Madison

Palmarès

2016
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Apeldoorn (Netherlands) Madison Bronze
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Glasgow (UK) Team pursuit Gold
UEC European Track Championships, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) Team pursuit Bronze
UEC Under-23 European Track Champinships, Montichiari (Italy) Team pursuit Bronze
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Tseung Kwan O (Hong Kong) Team pursuit Bronze
2015
UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships, Athens (Greece) Team pursuit Gold
UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships, Athens (Greece) Omnium Silver
UCI Track World Cup, Cali (Colombia) Team pursuit Bronze
2014
UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships, Anadia (Portugal) Under-23 scratch race Silver