Tour de France: Yorkshire’s cycling heritage - Ed Clancy

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The only non-road specialist in the county’s impressive list of superstar cyclists, Ed Clancy is nevertheless one of its most decorated.

As a track cyclist of the highest order, the 28-year-old, who was born in Barnsley and raised in Huddersfield, is Yorkshire’s most decorated Olympian.

He won team pursuit gold at both the Beijing and London Games and also added a bronze in the multi-discipline omnium in 2012.

He has also won five world titles.

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