Marc Ryan, born in Timaru in 1982, has gradually built his career. He had a good family background in cycling because his father, Colin was a world-class sprinter in the 1970s and finished 6th in a world professional championship. Colin also won the Australian keirin and sprint titles two years in a row.
Initially Marc split his time between road and track, but most of his big cycling achievements have come inside the velodrome. He and coach Damian Marsh have proved a good combination.Read more