Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling

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Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling
Team information
UCI codeMAT
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2009 (2009)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusNational team (2009–2014)
UCI Women's Team (2015– )
BicyclesVelocite (2012–2014)
Trek (2015– )
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerJon Johnston
Team manager(s)Stefan Wyman
Team name history
2012
2013
2014
2015–2016
Matrix Fitness-Prendas
Matrix Fitness Racing Academy
Matrix Fitness-Vulpine
Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling

Matrix Fitness (UCI code MAT) was a British cycling team which competed in road bicycle racing and track cycling events from 2009 to 2016. For the 2015 season the team registered as a UCI Women's Team, the top level of professional women's cycling, so could compete in elite international events including the UCI Women's Road World Cup. The team was sponsored by Matrix Fitness,[1] Milltag,[2] and Vulpine.[3]

Team history[edit]

2014[edit]

The team announced that in 2015 they would become a UCI Women's team.[4] Trek will sponsor the team for the first season in the top division of Women's cycling, with the team riding the same bikes as the men's Trek Factory Racing team.[5][6]

Riders in[edit]

For the 2015 season the team signed track World Champions, Elinor Barker[7] and Laura Trott[8][9] from rival British team Wiggle–Honda. The team also signed Sara Olsson (Team Hitec Products),[10] Lucy Martin (Estado de México-Faren Kuota), Christina Siggaard (Firefighters Upsala CK)[11] and Molly Weaver.[12] The team also negotiated contract extensions with Melissa Lowther, Harriet Owen, Penny Rowson and Jessie Walker.

Team roster[edit]

2015[edit]

As of 10 March 2015. Ages as of 1 January 2015.[13]

Rider Date of birth
 Christina Siggaard (DEN) (1994-03-24)24 March 1994 (aged 20)
 Penny Rowson (GBR) (1992-05-03)3 May 1992 (aged 22)
 Lucy Martin (GBR) (1990-05-05)5 May 1990 (aged 24)
 Elinor Barker (GBR) (1994-09-07)7 September 1994 (aged 20)
 Molly Weaver (GBR) (1994-03-15)15 March 1994 (aged 20)
Rider Date of birth
 Melissa Lowther (GBR) (1996-05-15)15 May 1996 (aged 18)
 Harriet Owen (GBR) (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 21)
 Jessie Walker (GBR) (1994-09-20)20 September 1994 (aged 20)
 Laura Trott (GBR) (1992-04-24)24 April 1992 (aged 22)
 Sara Olsson (SWE) (1990-03-06)6 March 1990 (aged 24)

Major wins[edit]

2012
UCI Track World Cup London (Team pursuit), Dani King & Joanna Rowsell
UCI Track World Cup London (Individual pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
Johnson Health Grand Prix, Annabel Simpson
Newport Nocturne Criterium, Penny Rowson
Olympic Games, Track (Team Pursuit), Dani King & Joanna Rowsell
Rochster Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
Rochster Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
Breinigsville Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Baltimore Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
Baltimore Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
Gloucester Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Providence Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
Providence Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
Koppenberg Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Iowa City Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
Iowa City Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
Iowa City Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
Gieten Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
2014
National Championship, Helen Wyman
Otegem Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Middelkerke Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Heerlen Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Baltimore Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
Baltimore Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
Gloucester Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
's-Hertogenbosch Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
2015
Revolution Series – Manchester (Scratch), Elinor Barker
Grand Prix of Poland (Omnium), Laura Trott
Grand Prix of Poland (Scratch), Laura Trott
Jeux Africains 2015 de Brazzaville Road Race, Kimberley Le Court

National, continental and world champions[edit]

2012
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Cyclocross, Helen Wyman
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team pursuit), Dani King
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British U23 National XC, Annabel Simpson
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Cyclocross, Helen Wyman
2015
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Individual pursuit), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Points race), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Scratch race), Laura Trott
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Team Pursuit), Elinor Barker
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Scratch race), Laura Trott
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Omnium), Laura Trott

References[edit]

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  5. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-froome-to-ride-tour-and-vuelta
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/womens-news-shorts-hosking-and-kirchmann-ready-for-qatar-matrix-signs-trott
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ http://www.onthedrops.cc/4moreconfirmed/
  13. ^ "UCI Team Members; 2015 season". UCI. Retrieved 10 March 2015.