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Chris Boardman

Full name: Christopher Miles "Chris" Boardman
Nickname(s): The Professor / Mr. Prologue
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 26, 1968 in Hoylake, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Manchester Wheelers / Gan (FRA) / Crédit Agricole (FRA
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Chris Boardman came to prominence at the 1992 Olympics, when he won the individual pursuit by overtaking his opponent in a new, extremely expensive, aerodynamic bicycle manufactured by Lotus. A year later, he took the week-old world hour record from compatriot Graeme Obree, regaining the record in 1996 and 2000, the latter under new UCI rules banning several high-tech improvements, and breaking the vaunted record set by Eddy Merckx. Boardman became a renowned time trialist on the road, winning the Tour de France prologue (a short time trial) three times (1994, 1997-98), as well as the 1994 world title in the time trial and the 1996 Grand Prix des Nations. Boardman has also been World Champion in the individual pursuit twice (1994, 1996) and won an Olympic bronze in the road time trial at the 1996 Atlanta Games. He retired somewhat early because of problems with osteoporosis, and has since served as technical advisor to the British track team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 13 QR
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 5
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Great Britain GBR 11

Men's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 3 at 0:31
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 11 59:32.230

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 1 capture
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:29.332
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain Group A Heat Four 1 QU/WR 4:24.496
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain Qualifying Round 1 QU/WR 4:27.357
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain Qualifying Round Heat Twelve 1 QU/WR 4:27.357

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 13 4:25.87
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 4:14.350
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 5 QU 4:19.126
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