Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling

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Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling
Team information
UCI codeMAT
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2009 (2009)
Discipline(s) Road
StatusNational team (2009–2014)
UCI Women's Team (2015– )
Bicycles Velocite (2012–2014)
Trek (2015– )
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General managerJon Johnston
Team manager(s)Stefan Wyman
Team name history
2012
2013
2014
2015–
Matrix Fitness-Prendas
Matrix Fitness Racing Academy
Matrix Fitness-Vulpine
Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling

Matrix Fitness (UCI code MAT) was a British professional cycling team, which competed in road bicycle racing and track cycling events. For the 2015 season the team registered as a UCI Women's Team, the top level of professional women's cycling, so could compete in elite international events including the UCI Women's Road World Cup. The team was sponsored by Matrix Fitness, [1] Milltag, [2] and Vulpine. [3]

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Team history

2014

The team announced that in 2015 they would become a UCI Women's team. [4] Trek will sponsor the team for the first season in the top division of Women's cycling, with the team riding the same bikes as the men's Trek Factory Racing team. [5] [6]

Riders in

For the 2015 season the team signed track World Champions, Elinor Barker [7] and Laura Trott [8] [9] from rival British team Wiggle–Honda. The team also signed Sara Olsson (Team Hitec Products), [10] Lucy Martin (Estado de México-Faren Kuota), Christina Siggaard (Firefighters Upsala CK) [11] and Molly Weaver. [12] The team also negotiated contract extensions with Melissa Lowther, Harriet Owen, Penny Rowson and Jessie Walker.

Team roster

2015

As of 10 March 2015. Ages as of 1 January 2015. [13]

RiderDate of birth
Flag of Denmark.svg  Christina Siggaard  (DEN) (1994-03-24)24 March 1994 (aged 20)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Penny Rowson  (GBR) (1992-05-03)3 May 1992 (aged 22)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Lucy Martin  (GBR) (1990-05-05)5 May 1990 (aged 24)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Elinor Barker  (GBR) (1994-09-07)7 September 1994 (aged 20)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Molly Weaver  (GBR) (1994-03-15)15 March 1994 (aged 20)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Melissa Lowther  (GBR) (1996-05-15)15 May 1996 (aged 18)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Harriet Owen  (GBR) (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 21)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessie Walker  (GBR) (1994-09-20)20 September 1994 (aged 20)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Laura Trott  (GBR) (1992-04-24)24 April 1992 (aged 22)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sara Olsson  (SWE) (1990-03-06)6 March 1990 (aged 24)

    Major wins

    2012
    UCI Track World Cup London (Team pursuit), Dani King & Joanna Rowsell
    UCI Track World Cup London (Individual pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
    Johnson Health Grand Prix, Annabel Simpson
    Newport Nocturne Criterium, Penny Rowson
    Olympic Games, Track (Team Pursuit), Dani King & Joanna Rowsell
    Rochster Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
    Rochster Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
    Breinigsville Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Baltimore Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
    Baltimore Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
    Gloucester Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Providence Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
    Providence Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
    Koppenberg Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Iowa City Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
    Iowa City Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
    Iowa City Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
    Gieten Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    2014
    National Championship, Helen Wyman
    Otegem Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Middelkerke Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Heerlen Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Baltimore Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    Baltimore Cyclo-cross I, Helen Wyman
    Gloucester Cyclo-cross II, Helen Wyman
    's-Hertogenbosch Cyclo-cross, Helen Wyman
    2015
    Revolution Series – Manchester (Scratch), Elinor Barker
    Grand Prix of Poland (Omnium), Laura Trott
    Grand Prix of Poland (Scratch), Laura Trott
    Jeux Africains 2015 de Brazzaville Road Race, Kimberley Le Court

    National, continental and world champions

    2012
    MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Cyclocross, Helen Wyman
    Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team pursuit), Dani King
    Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
    MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British U23 National XC, Annabel Simpson
    UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Cyclocross, Helen Wyman
    2015
    MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Individual pursuit), Laura Trott
    MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Points race), Laura Trott
    MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Scratch race), Laura Trott
    UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
    UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Team Pursuit), Elinor Barker
    UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Scratch race), Laura Trott
    UEC Champion Jersey.svg European (Omnium), Laura Trott

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