Date of birth: March 12, 1985
Ed Clancy is a multiple Olympic and World Champion on the track, breaking the team pursuit world record a number of times.
He is usually an endurance event specialist but did have a spell as Sir Chris Hoy's replacement in the team sprint. Despite some solid results he returned to endurance in 2013, and it is in those events that he has ridden ever since.
Away from the track, Clancy is a regular and popular rider at the Tour Series and other British domestic road races.
He has won eight individual stages at the Tour Series, and his JLT-Condor team holds the most series wins with two (2011, 2014).
His last Worlds win was back in 2012, so he and the British team will need to be on devastating form to light up the Olympics in the way they have over the past few editions.
Great Britain cycling team wind tunnel opens in Manchester
New state-of-the-art facility in Manchester will support the team’s riders on the path to Paris and cyclists at all levels
Ed Clancy forced to pull out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, bringing his career to an end
Clancy has spent 20 years on the Great Britain Cycling Team and has competed in three Olympic games
By Alex Ballinger • Published
Adam Blythe disqualified from Revolution longest lap race as Ed Clancy takes win (video)
Whistling spectator confuses Adam Blythe during his impressive track stand as Ed Clancy goes on to take victory in longest lap race during Manchester round of Revolution
By Nigel Wynn • Published
Ed Clancy defeats WorldTour opposition to win Herald Sun Tour prologue by one second
JLT Condor rider Ed Clancy defeated plenty of WorldTour opposition as he took victory in the Herald Sun Tour prologue to take victory by a single second.
By Henry Robertshaw • Published
Ed Clancy: 'Back surgery put my whole career in doubt'
Double Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy thought his recent back injury had ended his cycling career
By Sophie Hurcom • Published
Ed Clancy: Worlds showed us how “not to prepare for the team pursuit”
Double Olympic champion in the discipline admits immediate preparation for 2014 Worlds failed.
By Nick Bull • Published
Ed Clancy leads JLT Condor one-two at Eddie Soens Memorial race
Results and gallery from the 56th edition of Eddie Soens Memorial handicap
By Richard Windsor • Published
Ed Clancy requires back surgery and is out of Track World Cup
Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy has withdrawn from the Track World Cup in New Zealand as he requires surgery to rectify a slipped disc
By Nigel Wynn • Published
Team GB pursuit riders answer fans' questions (video)
Philip Hindes's latest video sees Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Steven Burke answer their fans questions ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics. Keep scrolling for more clips in this videos of the week Olympic special
By Jack Elton-Walters • Published
New Zealand beat Britain to take first team pursuit title
New Zealand put themselves firmly on the team pursuiting map by taking their first ever world title with the seventh fastest time in history. Photos by Andy Jones
By Simon Richardson • Published