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
East Midlands International Cicle Classic
Shay Elliott Memorial
Newport Nocturne

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

FDB Insurance Ras; stage 4
Trofeo International

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

Havant International GP

Tour Lefleur

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

Tour DuPont; stage

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

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

Tour of the Mining Valleys; stage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun Tour; overall
British professional pursuit champion

Sealink International
British professional criterium champion

Malcolm Elliott photos
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Malcolm Elliott

Malcolm Elliott

Malcolm Elliott

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  • Gordon Inglis

    Hi, I was at the following event but can anyone tell me the date? Malcolm won the Kelloggs City Centre Cycling Challenge/Series event that took place in Sheffield 1987.



  • keith browell

    Well Mally great to see you starting to look like a senior member of the peleton.A few lines on the face but bloody fit looking.Would love to be able to be there to hand you a spanner or whatever to make that last minute adjustment with 3o seconds to go before the start.Can’t believe you made it to 50 in such good nick. Really think you should put the family on a plane and show them what a great place OZ is.Start at Cairns and work your way down to Bendigo and then on to Melbourne. The weather is still just as good, beautiful one day, perfect the next.Keep up the good work Keith and Ross( Bendigo)

  • David Collins

    I was lucky enough along with my grandson to meet and have our photos taken with Malcolm on Sunday{26th June} at the BRR Championship RR at Stanfordham.
    I would have liked to have spoken to Malcolm a little longer but he was in a hurry to get signed on for the race!
    Having been a RR fan and rider since 1958 I have seen all the British greats in action including Tom Simpson and Barry Hoban and in my view Malcolm is up there with them in terms of class ,
    ability and commitment.
    At 51 Malcolm is still showing the enthusiasm that I saw in him 25 years ago and he as inspired me at 65 to get back on the bike!
    We will be following his progress through this season and will hopefully meet him again at these races.
    I think Malcolm,s career should be recognised by the award of an honour and I will write to the committee that vets these things and suggest it.
    kind regards from David Collins

  • Ronald Tarquin

    Is it me or does he dye his hair blonde? It also looks like he shaves his legs. Older man cycling close to other mens bottoms, makes you think eh?

  • peter becker

    Hi Malcolm,
    I’m glad to see your homepage in the internet. How are You now? I would be glad to here from you.
    The last time we heard from each other was in the year of 1983 by the milk race in pink.

    Best regards

    Peter Becker

  • Andy Kennet

    The first time i saw Malcolm Elliot was back in 1983 at the Hertford criterium races with comentating by Phil Ligget. Malcolm was riding for Manchester Wheelers on that day.
    The next time i saw malcolm was on his way through Hertfordshire, Windsor to Welwyn stage, in the 1987 Milkrace. He was climbing up the prime on the B197 with Tony James, Falcon, Paul Sherwin, Raleigh and gary sadler, Falcon.
    I caught up wit the final stage of the 1987 milk race in London to snap malcolm attacking the gears off Blackfriars Bridge headin towards Ludgate Circus. Steve ‘the pocket rocket’ Joughin took the final stage whisl Joey Mccloughlin was overall winner.
    I’ve still got all the pics that i took that day but no way are they of the standard of Cyclings Phil o connor.
    Also in the Milk Race and snapped by myself were Sean Yates, Phil Bayton, Paul Cuuran, sergie Zmievsky, USSR, Hans Henrik Oersted, World pursuit champion.

    I was also fortunate enough that day to get a pose from that years dairy race winner, Lisa Brambini, holding a pint bottle of milk.

    I met malcolm the other week at Blackpool after the city race there and he kindly let me have a photo with him. After an evenings racing which included MBE Ed Clancey and considering his age, Malcolm still had time and energy for a quick chat! A true professional, a top bloke and a legend of British cycling.