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Morgan Kneisky

Morgan Kneisky
Personal information
Full nameMorgan Kneisky
Born (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 (age 36)
Besançon, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
Disciplines
  • Track
  • Road
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance (track)
Amateur teams
2008–2009Chambéry Cyclisme Formation
2018AC Bisontine
2020–2021AC Bisontine[1]
Professional teams
2010–2013Roubaix–Lille Métropole
2014–2016Team Raleigh
2017Armée de Terre
2018Roubaix–Lille Métropole
2019–2020Groupama–FDJ Continental Team[2]
Major wins
Track
Madison, World Championships (2013, 2015, 2017)
Scratch, World Championships (2009)
Medal record

Morgan Kneisky (born 31 August 1987) is a French former track and road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2010 and 2020 for the Team Raleigh–GAC, Armée de Terre, Roubaix–Lille Métropole and Groupama–FDJ Continental Team squads. Kneisky is a four-time UCI Track Cycling World Championships gold medallist, winning golds in the madison in 2013 with Vivien Brisse, 2015 with Bryan Coquard and 2017 with Benjamin Thomas, and the scratch in 2009. He retired following the 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[3][4]

Biography

Morgan Kneisky began cycling as a youngster, when he joined the Amicale Cycliste Bisontine. In 2008, he joined the Chambéry Cyclisme Formation, a team in the top national division. That year, he won the Tour de Moselle.[5] In 2009, Kneisky participated in his first Track Cycling World Championships, and came away with the Scratch race title. He has subsequently won three more world titles in the Madison at the 2013, 2015 and 2017 World Championships.

Kneisky signed with the British-based Team Raleigh for the 2014 season.[6] After his contract with the team was not renewed for 2017, in December 2016 it was announced that Kneisky would join the Armée de Terre team for 2017.[7] Following the disbanding of Armée de Terre at the end of 2017,[8] Kneisky rejoined Roubaix–Lille Métropole.[9]

In 2023, he became team manager of UCI Women's Continental Team Lifeplus–Wahoo alongside Małgorzata Jasińska.[10]

Major results

Road

2008
1st Overall Tour de Moselle
1st Stage 1
2010
7th Grand Prix de la ville de Nogent-sur-Oise
2011
3rd Grand Prix de la ville de Pérenchies
10th Polynormande
2012
1st Stage 3 Boucles de la Mayenne
2nd Grand Prix de la ville de Pérenchies
7th Gooikse Pijl
9th Route Adélie
10th Paris–Troyes
2013
8th Overall Ronde de l'Oise
2014
1st Stafford GP[11]
5th Ryedale Grand Prix[12]
8th Eddie Soens Memorial[13]
9th Wales Open Criterium[14]
10th Circuit of the Fens[15]
2015
1st Points classification Tour Series[16]
2nd Stafford Kermesse[17]
3rd Chorley Grand Prix[18]
3rd Stafford GP[19]
4th Otley Grand Prix[20]
5th Eddie Soens Memorial[21]
6th Velothon Wales
2017
6th Overall Rás Tailteann

Track

2008
3rd Points race, National Under-23 Championships
2009
1st Scratch, UCI World Championships
National Championships
1st Scratch
1st Madison (with Kévin Fouache)
3rd Team pursuit
2010
1st Scratch, UCI World Cup Classics, Cali
1st Points race, National Championships
2nd Madison, UCI World Championships (with Christophe Riblon)
2011
1st Six Days of Grenoble (with Iljo Keisse)
2nd Madison, UCI World Cup, Cali (with Vivien Brisse)
UCI World Championships
3rd Points race
3rd Scratch
3rd Madison, UEC European Championships (with Vivien Brisse)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Marc Hester)
2012
2nd Six Days of Grenoble (with Bryan Coquard)
2013
1st Madison, UCI World Championships (with Vivien Brisse)
1st Madison, National Championships (with Julien Duval)
1st Six Days of Grenoble (with Vivien Brisse)
2014
1st Six Days of Grenoble (with Thomas Boudat)
3rd Madison, UEC European Championships (with Vivien Brisse)
National Championships
3rd Madison (with Philémon Marcel-Millet)
3rd Scratch
2015
1st Madison, UCI World Championships (with Bryan Coquard)
1st Madison, UCI World Cup, Cambridge (with Benjamin Thomas)
2nd Six Days of Bremen (with Jesper Mørkøv)
3rd Madison, UEC European Championships (with Bryan Coquard)
2016
2nd Madison, UCI World Championships (with Benjamin Thomas)
2nd Madison, UEC European Championships (with Benjamin Thomas)
UCI World Cup, Apeldoorn
2nd Points race
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Bremen (with Jesper Mørkøv)
2nd Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Benjamin Thomas)
2nd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Christian Grasmann)
2017
1st Madison, UCI World Championships (with Benjamin Thomas)
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Benjamin Thomas)
2nd Madison, UCI World Cup, Manchester (with Benjamin Thomas)
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Benjamin Thomas)
2018
3rd Madison, National Championships (with Joseph Berlin-Sémon)
3rd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Benjamin Thomas)
3rd Six Days of Turin (with Joseph Berlin-Sémon)
2019
National Championships
2nd Scratch
3rd Omnium
3rd Madison, UCI World Cup, Brisbane (with Kévin Vauquelin)
2020
2nd Six Days of Bremen (with Theo Reinhardt)
3rd Six Days of Berlin (with Theo Reinhardt)

References

  1. ^ "Morgan Kneisky quitte le peloton professionnel" [Morgan Kneisky leaves professional peloton]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Groupama - FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 April 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. ^ Odvart, James (24 October 2021). "Morgan Kneisky : « Pour moi, c'est une victoire »" [Morgan Kneisky: "For me, it's a victory"]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  4. ^ Eme-Ziri, Catherine (24 October 2021). "Morgan Kneisky : à 34 ans, il a fait son "dernier tour de piste", aux championnats du monde, à Roubaix" [Morgan Kneisky: at 34, he made his "last lap", at the world championships, in Roubaix]. France 3 Bourgogne (in French). France Télévisions. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  5. ^ "KNEISKY Morgan" (in French). chamberycyclismeformation.com. 26 March 2009. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Team Raleigh 2014" (PDF). Raleigh Bicycle Company. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "« Kneisky à l'Armée de Terre »" ["Kneisky to the Army"]. L'Est Républicain (in French). 18 December 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  8. ^ AFP), Rédaction (avec. "L'équipe cycliste Armée de terre disparaît". L'ÉQUIPE (in French). Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  9. ^ "EFFECTIF PRO SAISON 2018 MORGAN KNEISKY ET STEVEN TRONET - Roubaix Lille Métropole Team Cycliste". www.equipe-cycliste-roubaix.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  10. ^ Weislo, Laura (2023-01-24). "British women's team gets new life as Lifeplus-Wahoo". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2023-04-14.
  11. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (2 August 2014). "Morgan Kneisky (Team Raleigh) wins 2014 Stafford Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  12. ^ "The Ryedale Grand Prix inc The Peter Longbottom Memorial". British Cycling. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  13. ^ "53rd Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  14. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (30 July 2014). "Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor) wins Wales Open Criterium, while Alex Blain (Team Raleigh) wins overall series". British Cycling. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  15. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (27 July 2014). "Adam Blythe (NFTO Pro Cycling) wins the 2014 Vericool for Schools Circuit of the Fens". British Cycling. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  16. ^ "Pearl Izumi Tour Series: Round 10 -- Bath: Chain Reaction Cycles Points Competition" (PDF). Tour Series. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  17. ^ Wynn, Nigel; Jones, Andy (6 July 2015). "Gabriel Cullaigh wins Stafford Kermesse (video and photos)". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  18. ^ "Ian Bibby wins Chorley Grand Prix". Cycling Weekly. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  19. ^ "Stafford Grand Prix victory for One Pro Cycling's Jon Mould in Elite Circuit Series". British Cycling. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  20. ^ Wynn, Nigel; Jones, Andy (2 July 2015). "Dan McLay and Annasley Park win Otley Grand Pix races (video)". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Peter Williams wins Eddie Soens as One Pro Cycling continue to dominate". Cycling Weekly. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
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