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Name: Chris Newton

Age: 34

From: Stockton-on-Tees

Disciplines: Track (points race)

Career synopsis: Chris is a road and track rider who manages, like several of the GB Olympic team, to successfully combine the two disciplines. Despite many wins on the track, Newton has also taken several high-profile wins on the road with his and Rapha-Condor squads. Newton will be riding in the point?s race in Beijing.

Titles held: 2002 World Champion Points race; 2005 World Champion Team Pursuit; 2006 Commonwealth Champion Team Pursuit

Two things you didn?t know: Chris was the first British World Champion in the Points race and spends his time promoting the sport when not riding.

Olympic Games 2008