Lucy Garner: Rider Profile

Lucy Garner, women's winner, Tour Series 2011, round seven

Lucy Garner

Date of Birth: 13/10/94

From: Leicestershire

Team: Argos-Shimano

Previous teams: Node4-Giordana

Lucy Garner career profile

Lucy Garner first started riding when she was just nine years old with mountain biking and cyclo-cross. Hardly surprising seeing as her father, uncle, sister and grandparents have all raced bikes.

Garner shot to fame with an incredible sprint in the 2011 junior world championship road race in Copenhagen. Perfectly timed and executed, the effort earned her a rainbow jersey and instant fame. A first-year junior at the time of her world championships triumph, Garner had actually been performing beyond expectations throughout the 2011 season.

Garner beat the Australians at the junior Commonwealth Games on the Isle of Man ahead of the world champs, and then took a senior national track title in the Madison with Harriet Owen after the world champs

Garner rode for the Motorpoint team on the road in 2011 while also being part of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme.

In 2012, Garner successfully defended her junior road race world title in Limburg, Netherlands.

Garner signed for the Argos-Shimano international road team for the 2013 season and took her first professional win in the opening stage of the Tour of Chongming Island, China, in May.

Lucy Garner results


Tour of Chongming Island; stage one


British circuit national champion

Junior road race world champion


British Madison national champion, with Harriet Owen

Junior road race world champion

Youth Commonwealth games road race champion (and team champion)

Youth Commonwealth games time trial team champion

Lucy Garner photos

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Simon Richardson
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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.