Matt Crampton: Rider Profile
Matt Crampton wins 2011 European Championship keirin
Date of birth: 23/05/1986
Team: Sky Track Cycling
Previous teams: Science in Sport (2008-2011), Sporcity velo
Matt Crampton career profile
Manchester-born Matt Crampton burst onto the scene in 2004, when he struck double gold in the European Track Championships as a junior, winning both the sprint and keirin. Since then, Crampton has both suffered and gained from the strength of Britain's track sprinters - he has been passed over on a number of occasions when team selections have come around; but there's no doubting that he has also learned a great deal from Chris Hoy, Jamie Staff, Craig MacLean and their British cohorts.
Crampton's race condition has been building nicely over the 2008/09 track season, winning several races in the Revolution track series against world-class rivals. His form was underlined with a bronze medal in the sprint during the UCI track world cup's visit to Manchester in October/November 2008. He also won the Japanese invitational Keirin the next day.
With Hoy sidelined with injury, Crampton was selected as part of Team GB's sprint squad for the 2009 track world championships in Poland, at last giving him a stab at a rainbow jersey.
Crampton won gold at the 2011 European Championships in the sprint, but has struggled for selection at big competitions in recent years.
Matt Crampton results
National champion, team sprint
European champion, keirin
European champion, sprint
Track World Cup, Melbourne, team sprint
Revolution 24, 200m TT
Japanese invitational Keirin, Manchester
Revolution 21, sprint and Keirin
Track National Championships, sprint
Junior European Track Championships, Sprint and Keirin
Matt Crampton photos
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