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Paul Manning

 

Paul Christian Manning (born th6 November 1974, Sutton Coldfield) is a is a former English professional track and road bicycle racer who rode for the UCI Professional Continental team Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner in 2007 and 2008. He is strong in the Individual and Team Pursuit disciplines on track and has won many medals for Britain in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Track World Championships and Track World Cups.

He was the British national individual pursuit champion in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. He was also the national points race champion in 2005.

On 17 August, Manning was a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad which broke the world record in the heats with a time of 3:55:202, beating their Russian opponents comfortably to go through to the final ride-off for silver and gold. The following day, on their way to winning the gold medal, the British Team pursuit broke their own world record in a time of 3:53:314, beating their Danish competitors by 6.7 seconds.

After the Olympics he announced his retirement from professional cycling.

 

Collectables Signed By Paul Manning