(born 31 July 1971) is a Scottish track cyclist
who has represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland
at the 2000 Summer Olympics
and the 2004 Summer Olympics
, winning a Silver Medal in the Team Sprint at the 2000 Olympics.
MacLean has also won medals in five UCI Track World Championships
in the team Sprint, Silver in 1999, Silver in 2000, Bronze in 2001, Gold in 2002, Bronze in 2003 and Bronze in 2004. MacLean also won a Bronze Medal for Scotland
in the Team sprint at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
, followed by a Gold Medal in the event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
Born in Grantown-on-Spey
, MacLean kicked off his cycling career as second man in the Great Britain
Team Sprint until switching to lead man in 2002. He broke the GB kilometre record at the Olympic Trials in 2004.
Craig's career as a member of the British elite team came to a close in 2008. He suffered a back injury at the start of the 2007-2008 track season and struggled to regain his form through the season. This, coupled with the form of rising stars like Jason Kenny
and resurgence of fellow veteran Jamie Staff
, meant that he narrowly missed out on the squad for the World Championships and Olympic games.
Craig declared that the Manchester round of the World Cup Classics in November 2008 was his last ride as a UCI accredited rider. In the World Cup round he competed in the Keirin and Sprint for the Plowman Craven Trade... Read More