Giddeon Massie

  
  


Date of Birth: August 27, 1981
Height: 6’3”/1.91m.
Weight: 210lbs./95kg./15.0st.
Place of Birth: Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Residence: Quakertown, Pennsylvania/Cypress, California
Teams: Bike Religion; Newport Beach CA; AgilityGuard; Virgina Spine Institute; Felt Bicycles; Oakley
Education: Faith Christian Academy

Olympic/World Championship Experience:

Member of the Junior World Championship Teams in 1998 and 1999
27th place — 2011 UCI Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Sprint
12th place — 2011 UCI Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Team Sprint
40th place — 2010 UCI Track World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sprint
21st place — 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, Keirin
8th place — 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, Men's Team Sprint
11th place — 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, Team Sprint

National Championship Experience:

1st place — 2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Time Trial, Keirin
2nd place — 2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Sprint, Team Sprint
1st place — 2010 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Team Sprint, Sprint, Time Trial
2nd place — 2010 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Keirin
1st place — 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Keirin, 250m Standing Start, Time Trial
2nd place — 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Sprint
2nd place — 2005 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Team Sprint
2nd place — 2004 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Frisco, Texas, Sprint
2nd place — 2001 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Frisco, Texas, Sprint

Career Highlights

13th place — 2010 UCI Track World Cup, Cali, Colombia, Men's Keirin
11th place — 2010 UCI Track World Cup, Beijing, China, Men's Kilometer TT, Men's Points Race
12th place — 2009 UCI Track World Cup, Melbourne, Australia, Men's Keirin
6th place — 2009 UCI Track World Cup, Melbourne, Australia, 1km Time Trial
1st place — 2007 Pan American Championships, Valencia, Venezuela, Keirin
12th place — 2006 UCI Track World Cup, Los Angeles, California, Men's Keirin
3rd place — 2006 Pan American Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sprint, Team Sprint
4th place — 2006 UCI Track World Cup, Los Angeles, California, Team Sprint
5th place — 2005 UCI Track World Cup, Manchester, Great Britain, Team Sprint
1st place — 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Keirin
2nd place — 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sprint

Points of Interest

  • Giddeon is proficient at playing the clarinet and earned a music scholarship from the U.S. National Band Association.
  • Giddeon is a part-time model, often featured in publications around the world.
  • Giddeon is one of many Olympic cyclists to emerge from Eastern Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown.

Personal

A powerful sprinter and member of the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Teams, Giddeon Massie is seeking his third trip to the Olympic Games in the sprint-oriented track events – the team sprint, the keirin and the sprint. Massie is one of the best American track sprinters on the domestic and international race circuits.

Massie has joined forces with a small group of summer and winter Olympians as they set aside time in their busy training schedules to "Motivate youth in high-need schools to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big," through the non-profit organization, Classroom Champions (classroomchampions.org).

"Its extremely exciting and encouraging to have the opportunity to give back and provide these young people with positive role models that convey inspirational and healthy messages of what they are capable of when initiative is taken...not just in sport, but in life," Massie said.

In 2004, Giddeon was selected by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to participate in a series of public service announcements that promoted clean, honest and fair competition with the theme: My Health. My Sport. My Victory. I compete clean. The campaign was appropriate after Giddeon was awarded gold and silver medals in the keirin and sprint respectively at the 2003 Pan American Games after an athlete who finished ahead of him failed a doping test.

When he is not on the bike, the multi-time national and Pan American champion enjoys staying involved in his community, spending time with family, dining out with friends, and watching tennis and formula 1 racing.

He is also an avid automobile enthusiast.


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