Name: Ed Clancy

From: Huddersfield

Age: 23

Disciplines: Track (team pursuit)

Career synopsis: Ed Clancy is a specialist in the team pursuit. In 2005, he won the first stage of the Tour of Berlin on the road and later in the same year, won gold in the World Track Championship in the team pursuit in Los Angeles. Since then Clancy has been prolific, winning medals every year at various World and European Track Events. Clancy is also a professional on the road with the Belgian Landbouwkrediet squad and at the age of 23, he has a promising career ahead of him.

Titles held: 2005 World Champion Team Pursuit; 2006 European U23 Champion Team Pursuit; 2007 World Champion Team Pursuit; 2008 World Champion Team Pursuit

Two things you didn?t know: Clancy spends months of the year in Belgium building up the endurance needed for the 4km effort in the team pursuit. Clancy claims he started cycling as a means of controlling his hyperactivity.