Brett Lancaster

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Brett Lancaster
Gent-Wevelgem 2009 - Brett Lancaster.jpg
Lancaster at the 2009 Gent–Wevelgem
Personal information
Full name Brett Daniel Lancaster
Born (1979-11-15) 15 November 1979 (age 34)
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Prologue specialist
Professional team(s)
2003–2005
2006–2008
2009–2010
2011
2012–
Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
Team Milram
Cervélo TestTeam
Garmin-Cervélo
GreenEDGE[1]
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2005)

Deutschland Tour, 1 Stage
Tour of California, 1 Stage
Teams Pursuit World Championships (2002–2003)
Infobox last updated on
6 April 2014

Brett Lancaster (born 15 November 1979) is a professional racing cyclist from Australia, currently riding for UCI ProTeam Orica-GreenEDGE.[2] Born in Shepparton, Victoria, Lancaster started cycle racing at the age of 14 in 1993. He spent four years riding for Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo before moving to Team Milram in July 2006. In 2009 and 2010 he rode for Cervélo TestTeam,[3] and rode for Garmin-Cervélo in 2011.[4]

His greatest successes as a road cyclist has been placing 1st in the 2005 Prologue of the Giro d'Italia, and thus wearing the race leader's pink jersey (maglia rosa). He set a time of 1' 20" for the 1150m race against the clock, the shortest prologue in the 88-year history of the event. Brett Lancaster is the first member of the Italian registered team, Ceramiche Panaria, to ever claim the maglia rosa.

He won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Graeme Brown, Bradley McGee, and Luke Roberts) in world record breaking time of 3:58.233.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List.[5] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[6]

Career highlights[edit]

1996
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Junior National Criterium Championships
1997
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Team pursuit, Junior Track Cycling World Championships
Junior National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Track time trial
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Team sprint
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Junior National Time Trial Championships
2nd Junior National Criterium Championships
1998
1st Gold medal blank.svg Teams Pursuit 1998 Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
1999
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, National Track Championships
2000
National Track Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
2001
1st Stage 9b, Herald Sun Tour
2nd Team pursuit, National Track Championships
2002
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Ronde van Overijssel
4th Mi-Août 4
2003
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Madison, National Track Championships
6th Overall, Tour of Rhodes
2004
1st Gold medal.svg Team Pursuit, 2004 Summer Olympics
1st Stage 3, Tour de Langkawi
2005
1st Prologue, Giro d'Italia
2nd Paris–Camembert Lepetit
3rd GP Citta di Misano-Adriatico
8th Overall, Circuit de Lorraine
2006
4th Grand Prix de Rennes
2007
3rd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
6th Down Under Classic
2008
1st Prologue, Deutschland Tour
Held Jersey yellow.svg Leaders Jersey for Stage 1
9th Firenze–Pistoia
2009
2nd Overall, Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2010
1st Stage 2, Tour of California
2013
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
Tour of Slovenia
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd World Team Time Trial Championships
2014
8th Vuelta a La Rioja

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lancaster to ride for GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Gerrans out as Lancaster named to help Sastre defend title
  4. ^ Ryan, Barry (1 September 2010). "Garmin confirm six more signings from Cervelo for 2011". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ It's an honour
  6. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics

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