Bradley McGee

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Bradley McGee
Bradley Mc Gee - TDR 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Bradley John McGee
Born (1976-02-24) 24 February 1976 (age 38)
Sydney, Australia
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
2008
Française des Jeux
Team CSC
Managerial team(s)
2009–2012 Saxo Bank-SunGard
Major wins
Tour de France 2 stages
Giro d'Italia 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
19 November 2012

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.

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.

Brad McGee riding for Française des Jeux during the Stage 20 individual time trial of the 2005 Tour de France.

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
  • 1993 Inducted into Australian Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1994 NSW junior male cyclist of the year
  • 1995 NSW cyclist of the year
  • 2002 Australian Male Track Cyclist of the Year

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 organization.[2]

Career highlights[edit]

1993
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual Pursuit World Junior Titles
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual Pursuit U19 Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Teams Pursuit U19 Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG U19 Australian National Time Trial Championships
1994
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit Commonwealth Games
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual Pursuit Junior World Titles
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Teams Pursuit Junior World Titles
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual Pursuit U19 Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Teams Pursuit U19 Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Scratch Race U19 Australian Titles
1st Elimination Race U19 Australian National Track Championships
World Record U19 3000m (C – 3min19.878s)
1995
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit World Titles
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual Pursuit Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Teams Pursuit Australian National Track Championships
1996
1st Stage 2 Tour of Cologne
3rd Bronze medal.svg Individual pursuit Olympic Games
3rd Bronze medal.svg Team pursuit Olympic Games
1997
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit Australian National Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit, World Cup
Australian hour record (C – 50km52m)
Australian 4000m record (C – 4m22.34s) Tas 17.3.97
1998
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit Commonwealth Games
1999
1st Prologue Tour de Normandie
1st Individual Pursuit Oceania Intl Grand Prix
1st Team pursuit Oceania Intl Grand Prix
1st Prologue & Stage 10 Tour de l'Avenir
2000
1st Stage 9 Herald Sun Tour
3rd Bronze medal.svg Olympic Games, Individual Pursuit
2001
1st Stage 4 Midi Libre
1st Stage 2B Route de Sud
2002
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual Pursuit World Titles
1st Stage 7 Tour de France
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit Commonwealth Games
1st Prologue Dauphiné Libéré
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
2003
1st Prologue Tour de France
Held Maillot Jaune Jersey yellow.svg from Stages 1–3
1st Stage 8 TT Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 6 Ronde van Nederland
2004
1st Gold medal.svg Team Pursuit Olympic
1st Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 3
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
1st Individual pursuit World Cup
2nd Silver medal.svg 4000m individual pursuit Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Prologue
Held Maglia Rosa Jersey pink.svg from Stages 1 & 3–4
2005
1st Stage 3 Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st GP de Villers Cotterets
Vuelta a España
Held Jersey gold.svg Jersey Oro Stages 1–4
2007
3rd Pursuit UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
2008
1st Team Pursuit UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team Pursuit, Track World Championships

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