MALCOLM ELLIOTT
Date of birth: 01/07/1961
From: Sheffield
Team: Retired
Previous teams: Ti Raleigh-Weinmann (1984); Raleigh (1985); ANC-Halfords (1986-87); Fagor (1988); Teka (1989-90); Seur (1991-92); Chevrolet-LA Sheriffs (1993-96); Comptel (1997); Pinarello-Assos (2003-05); Plowman Craven (2006); Pinarello/Motorpoint/CandiTV/Node4 (2007-11)

Malcolm Elliott career profile
When Malcolm Elliott retired in 1997 at the age of 36, it was with a lengthy palmares including stage wins in the Vuelta, Tour of Britain and Nissan Classic, plus two gold medals taken at the 1982 Commonwealth Games as the 21 year old unleashed his killer sprint on the big stage.

Fast forward six years and the 42 year old Elliott is getting restless. Missing the cycling scene and the competition, he makes a comeback – initially with the aim of competing in masters’ races, but soon turning his attention to the Premier Calendar. He carries on where he left off: winning races.

A fine amateur career – including a record six stage wins in the 1983 Milk Race – ended when Elliott signed the first of his many professional contracts in 1984. Joining the ill-fated ANC-Halfords squad in 1986 gave Elliott a shot at the following year’s Tour de France where he took third on the stage into Bordeaux behind Davis Phinney and Jean-Paul Van Poppel.

Another third spot, this time in the 1987 Amstel Gold, showed the Yorkshireman could mix with the best. Three stage wins in that year’s Nissan Classic showed he could beat them.

A move to Spain in 1988 to join Stephen Roche’s Fagor outfit began a profitable five-year phase for the (by now) experienced Elliott. The wins kept coming for the sprinter in anything from UK criteriums to stages of the Vuelta.

The desire for a change of scenery and relief from the high-pressure environment in Spain led Elliott across the ocean in 1993 to start afresh with Chevrolet in the USA. Another four years in the fast-emerging – and lucrative – American road scene ended in 1997 when his latest team, Comptel, folded. It was the end of the road for Elliott.

Except it wasn’t. He carried on riding for pleasure, got the racing bug back, and almost fell back into the domestic racing scene by accident some six years later. Phil Griffiths of Pinarello provided the kit and Elliott was on the road again, initially as a lone sponsored rider, and eventually with a team around him.

And the longest-serving professional rider, with one of the longest palmares in the business, saw out his riding years under the sponsor-changing hands of the Griffiths’ set up, at Candi-TV, Motorpoint and Node-4.

Elliott eventually hung up the wheels in 2012, but took over the reigns at Node 4 as manager and DS.

Malcolm Elliott results
2007
East Midlands International Cicle Classic
Shay Elliott Memorial
Newport Nocturne

2006
British Elite circuit series; overall
UCI World masters road championship
Chas Messenger Three Day; overall

2005
FDB Insurance Ras; stage 4
Trofeo International

2004
FDB Milk Ras; stage
FDB Milk Ras; stage
Girvan Three Day; overall
Girvan Three Day; stage
Girvan Three Day; stage
Beaumont Trophy
Premier Calendar; overall
British Elite Circuit series; overall
Tour of Mallorca; overall
Trofeo International

2003
Havant International GP

1997
Tour Lefleur

1996
Killington Stage race; overall
Killington Stage race; stage
Killington Stage race; stage
Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
Tour of Mendoza

1995
Tour DuPont; stage

1994
Redlands Stage Race; overall
Killington Stage Race; stage
Killington Stage Race; stage
Union Grand Prix

1993
British road race champion
Redlands Classic; overall
Redlands Classic; stage
Union Grand Prix

1992
Tour of the Mining Valleys; stage

1991
Trofeo Masferrer
Torres Vedras; overall
Torres Vedras; stage
Torres Vedras; stage

1990
Tour of Catalonia; stage
Tour of Catalonia; stage
Tour of the Americas; stage
Tour of the Americas; stage
Tour of the Americas; stage
Tour of Cantabria; stage
Tour of Cantabria; stage
Kellogg’s Tour of Britain; stage
Tour of the Basque Country; stage

1989
Vuelta a Espana; stage
Vuelta a Espana; stage
Semana Catalana; stage
Semana Catalana; stage
Castilla y Leon; stage
Castilla y Leon; stage
Tour of Galicia; stage
Kellogg’s Tour of Britain; prologue

1988
Vuelta a Espana; stage
Vuelta a Espana; points competition
Tour of Aragon; stage
Kellogg’s Tour of Britain; prologue
Kellogg’s Tour of Britain; stage
Kellogg’s Tour of Britain; overall

1987
Milk Race; overall
Milk Race; stage
Milk Race; stage
Milk Race; stage
Milk Race; stage
Milk Race; stage
Nissan Classic; stage
Nissan Classic; stage
Nissan Classic; stage
Tour of Lancashire; overall
Tour of Lancashire; stage

1986
Kellogg’s Circuit series; two wins and overall
Milk Race; stage
Sun Tour; stage
Sun Tour; stage

1985
Sun Tour; overall
British professional pursuit champion

1984
Sealink International
British professional criterium champion

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