Bradley McGee

Bradley McGee
Personal information
Full name Bradley John McGee
Born (1976-02-24) 24 February 1976
Sydney
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road and track
Role Directeur sportif
Rider type Time trialist
Professional team(s)
1999–2007 Française des Jeux
2008 Team CSC
Managerial team(s)
2009–2012 Saxo Bank–SunGard
Major wins
Tour de France 2 stages
Giro d'Italia 1 stage

Bradley John McGee OAM (born 24 February 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional racing cyclist. He is currently the head coach of the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS).[1] He started cycling in 1986 at the age of ten. He lives in Sydney and in Nice, France.

Career

His greatest success as a road cyclist has been winning the 2003 prologue of the Tour de France, and leading the race for three days in 2003. In 2004 he wore the leader's pink jersey of the Giro d'Italia for one day. In 2005 he wore the leader's golden jersey for four days in the Vuelta a España. He was the first Australian to lead the Tour of Spain, and the first to wear the leader's jersey of all three Grand Tours.

As a track cyclist and Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder he met success in individual and team events. He won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Graeme Brown, Brett Lancaster, and Luke Roberts) in world record time of 3:58.233. He won a silver medal for the Olympic 4000m pursuit. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in his home town of Sydney, he set an Australian record of 4 minutes, and won a bronze medal for the pursuit. In Atlanta at the 1996 Summer Olympics he won two bronze medals, for the individual pursuit and the team pursuit.

At the 1994 Commonwealth Games he won gold medals in the individual and team pursuit. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games he defended his Commonwealth titles to win gold in both events. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games he won the individual pursuit.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List. Other awards include:

  • 1993 Australian Male Cyclist of the year
  • 1994 NSW junior male cyclist of the year
  • 1995 NSW cyclist of the year
  • 2002 Australian Male Track Cyclist of the Year
  • 2017 Sport Australia Hall of Fame athlete inductee[2]

Bradley McGee is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organisation.[3]

Major results

1993
1st Individual pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Teams pursuit
1994
Commonwealth Games
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
National Junior Track Championships
1st Elimination race
1st Individual pursuit
1st Scratch race
1st Team pursuit
1995
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
National Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
1996
1st Stage 2 Tour of Cologne
Olympic Games
3rd Individual pursuit
3rd Team pursuit
1997
National Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
1st Individual pursuit – Quartu Sant'Elena, UCI Track World Cup Classics
1998
Commonwealth Games
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
1999
Oceania International Grand Prix
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
Tour de l'Avenir
1st Prologue & Stage 10
1st Prologue Tour de Normandie
2000
1st Stage 9 Herald Sun Tour
3rd Individual pursuit, Olympic Games
2001
1st Stage 4 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st Stage 2b Route du Sud
2002
1st Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Individual pursuit, Commonwealth Games
1st Stage 7 Tour de France
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Points classification
1st Prologue
2003
Tour de France
1st Prologue
Held after Stages 1–3
1st Stage 8 (ITT) Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 6 Ronde van Nederland
2004
Olympic Games
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
1st Individual pursuit – Manchester, UCI Track World Cup Classics
1st Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 3
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Prologue
Held after Stages 1 & 3–4
2005
Tour de Suisse
1st Points classification
1st Stage 3
1st Grand Prix de Villers-Cotterêts
Vuelta a España
Held after Stages 1–4
2007
3rd Individual pursuit – Manchester, UCI Track World Cup Classics
2008
1st Team pursuit – Los Angeles, UCI Track World Cup Classics
3rd Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships

References

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