Sarah Storey, British time trial national championships 2010


Date of birth: 26/10/1977

From: Manchester

Team: Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International Cycling Team

Previous teams: Escentual For VioRed (2012),Horizon Fitness (2011)

Sarah Storey career profile

A multi-medallist in swimming at the Paralympic Games, a chronic ear infection prompted Sarah Storey to turn to cycling in 2005, despite being a beginner on two wheels.

Just three years later, she was selected to ride the Beijing Paralympics, and rode brilliantly to gold in the individual pursuit and road time trial. Her time in the latter would have been good enough for eighth in the Olympic final.

She was also crowned the 3km national track pursuit champion in 2008, beating able-bodied riders, and defended her title the year later.

In 2010, she rode for the England team at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli, and won gold in both the road race and time trial in the World Para-Cycling Championships for the second year running.

Her hopes of making history in 2012 by being the first cyclist ever to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics edged closer after a strong display at the 2011 Track World Cup round in Manchester, in which she took gold in the team pursuit along with Wendy Houvenaghel and Jo Rowsell. Their time, 3-19.757, was good enough for the second fastest time ever.

Storey missed out on the final selection for the women's team pursuit at the Olympic Gamess, and immediately switched attention to the track and road events at the Paralympics - where she won four gold medals.

On the road, Storey has performed well in 2013, in UCI events across Europe and the globe, which has led to her gaining a contract for Madison Boot Out Breast Cancer in 2014.

Sarah Storey results
World Para-Cycling Championships; C5 500m time trial

World Para-Cycling Championships; C5 3km pursuit

Paralympics; individual pursuit

Paralympics; 500m time trial

Paralympics; road time trial

Paralympics; road race


Track World Cup, Manchester; team pursuit

National champion, team pursuit

Track World Cup, Cali; team pursuit


World Para-Cycling Championships; road race

World Para-Cycling Championships; time trial

Rudy Project TT series; round one

Rudy Project TT series; round two


World Para-Cycling Championships; road race

World Para-Cycling Championships; time trial

National individual pursuit Champion


Paralympics; individual pursuit, gold

Paralympics; road time trial, gold

National Champion, individual pursuit

Sarah Storey photos

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manchester track world cup 2011, track, world cup, wc, great britain, sky, pendleton, hoy, thomas, wiggins

Sarah Storey, 2nd women, National 25 mile time trial 2010

Sarah Storey Victoria Pendleton Glamour awards 2009

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.