RYAN Marc < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 14 Oct 1982 in Timaru, NZL
Height1.85 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Timaru, NZL
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Marco Polo Cycling Team: Ethiopia
General Interest
Hobbies Catching up with friends, seeing a movie, drinking good coffee and wine. (ridestrong.org.nz, 31 Mar 2009)
Injuries He had knee and back problems in early 2011. (roadcycling.co.nz, 19 Jul 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 2008. (odt.co.nz, 26 Jan 2009)
Famous relatives His father Colin was a sprinter in the 1970s. (olympic.org.nz, 12 Sep 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His dad was a track sprinter who encouraged him to take an interest in the sport.
General Interest
Hero / Idol Former Commonwealth Games champion Glen Thomson. (odt.co.nz, 26 Jan 2009)
Ambitions To win Olympic gold in the team pursuit. (roadcycling.co.nz, 19 Jul 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Damien Marsh
When and where did you begin this sport? He started cycling in 1994 in Timaru on New Zealand's south island.
Further Personal Information
Languages English
General Interest
Nicknames Dream. (roadcycling.co.nz, 19 Jul 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Coach from which country? New Zealand
General Interest
Other information RECORD
In December 2011, he was part of the team that took two seconds off the national record in the 4000m pursuit in Melbourne. The time was also the fourth fastest in history. (endurancesport.co.nz, 13 Dec 2011)