CHRIS NEWTON
Date of birth: 29/09/1973
From: Stockton-on-Tees
Team: Retired
Previous teams: Rapha Condor Sharp (2008-10); Recycling.co.uk (2006-2007); Team Brite (1998)

Chris Newton career profile
Chris Newton is a road and track rider who manages, like several of the GB Olympic team, to successfully combine the two disciplines.

Newton is one of Britain’s most successful track cyclists, taking many wins at national, Commonwealth and World level. In addition to his many wins on the track, Newton has also taken several high-profile wins on the road with his recycling.co.uk and Rapha-Condor-Recycling squads. Newton has spent the majority of his career riding domestic road races, where he won the Premier Calendar overall in 2007, although has taken several wins on the continent as well.

2008 was perhaps Newton’s finest season to date. In addition to winning two national titles, Newton also dominated the points race at the Manchester World Cup as well as taking home a bronze medal in the points race in Beijing.

Newton is currently riding for the Rapha-Condor-Sharp team on the road. When he’s not riding, Chris is a cycling campaigner aiming to get more people out on their bikes.

Newton retired from racing at the end of the 2010 season and took up a position as Olympic Academy men’s endurance coach.

Chris Newton results
2010
Tour DoonHame; stage one
Tour DoonHame; stage two
Tour DoonHame; overall
Lincoln Grand Prix

2009
Track World Cup; points race overall
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team pursuit gold
Track World Cup, Beijing, points race gold
National champion, scratch race
National champion, points race
Rochdale GP
Track World Cup, Manchester, points race

2008
Olympic points race; bronze medal
Gold medal, points race Manchester World Cup
National scratch race champion
National points race champion
Ras; stage three

2007
Premier Calendar; overall
Bikeline 2-day; overall
Bikeline 2-day; stage one

2006
Commonwealth Champion Team Pursuit
National scratch race champion
National team pursuit champion

2005
World Champion Team Pursuit
National time trial champion
Ras; overall

2004
National points race champion
National scratch race champion
National team pursuit champion

2003
National scratch race champion
Milk Ras; overall

2002
World champion Points race
National points race champion
Tour de la Manche
Milk Ras; stage one
Milk Ras; stage six
Milk Ras; stage seven
Milk Ras; stage eight
Circuit des Mines; stage four

2001
National circuit race champion
Circuit des Mines; overall
Circuit des Mines; stage five
Grand Prix Ploogestraat
Lancaster Grand Prix

2000
British national time trial champion
Grand Prix Claude Criquielion
Jong Maar Meodik
Europa 2-day; overall
Europa 2-day; stage two
Lincoln Grand Prix
Silver Spoon Chase
Oleum Grand Prix
Olympia Tour; stage seven
Olympia Tour; stage eight

1999
National team pursuit champion
National time trial champion

1998
National team time trial champion
Manx international time trial
Grand Prix of Essex
Europa 2-day

1997
National team time trial champion
Grand Prix de l’Oms a Fontainne
Grand Prix de la Londe
Grand Prix Bonville
Grand Prix de Geneve

1996
Tour of Lancashire
International Archer Grand Prix

1995
National scratch race champion
National team pursuit champion
International Archer Grand Prix
Silver Spoon 2-day

1993
National scratch race champion

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