Mark Whitehead - Inducted 2008

Originally from Whittier, California, Mark “The Outlaw” Whitehead was one of the most ferocious and cunning riders to ever toe the line in T-Town. Taught the skills and tactics of racing by his cycling father, Pete Whitehead, Mark often dueled head-to-head in thrilling elbow-to-elbow finished against the best riders in the world, earning a reputation as a fiery competitor with a winner-take-all mentality. An authentic all-around racer, Mark’s ability to win across the full spectrum of track cycling events allowed him to become one of the only cyclists in American history to earn national titles in the junior, elite and masters ranks. Throughout his career, Mark won numerous national championships, including titles in the 1981 Madison, the 1983 kilometer time trial and Madison, the 1984 points race, back-to-back team pursuits in 1984 and 1985 and the national professional sprint title in 1986. He represented the United States in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and at the 1993 World Championships in Zurich, Switzerland and won over 100 races in Trexlertown.

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