Laura is a double Olympic and World Champion British track cyclist who specialises in team pursuit and omnium disciplines. She is also the current world and olympic record holder.
She was born a month prematurely in Harlow in Essex with a collapsed lung and was later diagnosed with asthma. She was recommended by doctors to take up sport to regulate her breathing.
She first began cycling when her mother decided to take up the sport to lose weight, Laura and her sister joined their mother and Laura then became serious about the sport.
Laura Trott is a double world and European champion in team pursuit, having won the 2011 UCI team pursuit and again in 2012. Trott is also an individual world and European champion, in the Omnium discipline, having won the Women’s omnium at the 2012 World Championships.
She joined Team Ibis Cycles UCI Women’s Team for the 2012 road season.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Trott won a gold medal for the team pursuit alongside Dani King and Joanna Rowsell. The team also set a new world record time of 3:14.051 in this event. Including pre-Olympic races and the Olympic final itself, in the six times they had ridden together they had broken the world record in every race. Trott also won gold in the Women’s Omnium making her a double Olympic Champion in her first Olympic games, 2 days after winning gold in the team pursuit.
Laura has shown real determination, as well as, natural talent to overcome her asthma problems to pursue her cycling career and become one of the best in the world.
Trott has said that the way the British team examines the sport in tiny detail which is the secret to their success; “It’s just dedication and we look into the smallest of things. Three years out we’re starting looking into things, not three months out, it’s small things that make the difference for Great Britain.”
Laura Trott is one of Britain’s greatest athletes, and with her gold medal winning performance at London 2012 she is a top choice for a number of endorsement campaigns.