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Martin Willock

Canadian cyclist

Martin Willock (born 28 September 1954) is a Canadian former cyclist. He competed in the team time trial event at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1]

Career

Willock was a member of the Victoria Wheelers cycling club.[2] In 1977, he came second at a 50-lap cycling event around the streets of Vancouver.[2] In 1979, he came fifth at the Canadian National Championships, and later in the year, he competed at the 1979 UCI Road World Championships.[3] In 1980, Willock retired from professional cycling in order to build a house, but returned to the sport the following year.[4] In 1981, Willock was in the British Columbian team that won the Canadian Provincial 100 km team time trial. During the race, he suffered a flat tire.[5] In the same year, he came second in the Whistler two-day 220 km cycle race, finishing behind his brother Bernie.[4][6] In 1981, he also came seventh at the Gastown Grand Prix.[7] In 1982, Willock retired again, this time to setup a repairs company, before once again returning the following year.[4]

Willock competed in the 1983 Pan American Games.[8] In the same year, he finished second at the British Columbian road racing championships, and came seventh at the Tour de Québec.[4] He competed in the team time trial event at the 1984 Summer Olympics,[9] after setting a Canadian national record of 2:04:21 in the country's Olympic trial event,[10][11] which was faster than the Canadian qualifying time of 2:07:00.[11]

In 1990, Willock was a coach of the British Columbian junior provincial cycling squad.[12] Willock was still cycling in the Victoria Cycle League in 2002.[13]

Personal life

Aside from sport, Willock has worked as a boat builder in Sidney, British Columbia.[10] He is the brother of Bernie Willock, who qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics but did not compete due to the American-led boycott,[14][10] and the father of Erinne Willock, who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Martin Willock". Olympedia. Archived from the original on 18 June 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Vancouver Cyclists Take Race On Streets". Times Colonist. 5 August 1977. p. 14. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Bike berths for Willocks". Times Colonist. 4 August 1979. p. 12. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b c d "Willock pushes for team spot". The Province. 7 July 1983. p. 16. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Seniors find key to victory". Vancouver Sun. 30 July 1981. p. 33. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Willocks in a sweep". Times Colonist. 13 July 1981. p. 12. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Hayman flying in Gastown". The Province. 4 August 1981. p. 20. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "For many athletes, it's all about genetics". Times Colonist. 17 March 2006. p. 17. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Martin Willock Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Idyllic setting provides training for tough ground". Times Colonist. 19 July 1984. p. 12. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ a b "Cycling". Vancouver Sun. 29 June 1984. p. 20. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Willock coach". The Morning Star. 11 May 1990. p. 17. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Victoria Cycling League". Times Colonist. 2 April 2002. p. 13. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ a b "Games boycott should use dollars, not athletes". Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia: Canada.com. 12 April 2008. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2013.

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