Chris Boardman MBE

The Professor

Retired British cyclist Chris Boardman MBE now works as an after dinner speaker and racing bike designer and is the namesake of the famous Boardman Bikes and Boardman Elite ventures. Known for his gold medal winning performance at the 1992 Summer Olympics Chris Boardman MBE won his first national time trial eight years earlier when he took part in the George Herbert Stancer Schoolboy 10 Mile Championship. He broke the junior 25 mile record in the same year and finally turned professional in the early 1990’s.

During his professional career Boardman competed with the GAN/Credit Agricole team, won three stages of the Tour de France and was World Time Trial Champion, not to mention taking part in two Summer Olympics.

Boardman retired in the year 2000 but thanks both to his work as an Olympic speaker and as a racing bicycle designer has remained heavily involved with the sport; Boardman has worked as a trainer and technical advisor for the British Olympic cycling team assisting with their preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as this Boardman has worked as a sports speaker for ITV providing the commentary for televised cycling events such as the Tour de France.

Boardman has experienced a number of life changing medical conditions during his time, most notably being diagnosed with osteoporosis aged just 30; Chris works as an after dinner speaker for the osteoporosis charity alongside his work as an Olympic speaker. Chris Boardman MBE is also known for his work as the Olympic speaker for the cycling events as the 2012 London Olympics where he provided commentary alongside fellow great British cyclist and sports speaker Hugh Porter MBE.

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