Peter Latham (cyclist)

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Peter Latham
Personal information
Full namePeter David Latham
Born (1984-01-08) 8 January 1984 (age 37)
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Amateur teams
2005–2006Cotes d'Armor Cyclisme
2007-2008Albi Velo Sport
Professional teams
2011–2012Subway Pro Cycling Team

Peter David Latham (born 8 January 1984 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand) was a cycling competitor for New Zealand. He competed in the team pursuit at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where New Zealand finished tenth. In 2005 Latham won the bronze medal in the Under 23 Individual Time Trial at the Road World Championships in Madrid. He competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where along with Tim Gudsell, Hayden Godfrey and Marc Ryan he won a bronze medal in the Team pursuit.[1]

After breaking his back in a crash in 2007, Latham came back to represent New Zealand at the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Poland, Latham along with Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent, and Westley Gough claimed the bronze medal in the team pursuit. The following year Latham was part of the New Zealand team pursuit that won bronze again at the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Denmark.

At the 2011-2012 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Latham won the Individual Pursuit at the Beijing round. He was the overall World Cup series winner in the Individual Pursuit that season and finished the season ranked World Number One in the Individual pursuit by the Union Cycliste International.

Latham retired at the end of 2012. He currently works as a Fixed Income trader with the Bank of New Zealand.