John-Lee Augustyn

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John-Lee Augustyn
John-Lee Augustyn - Ster Elektrotoer 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full name John-Lee Augustyn
Born (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986 (age 28)
Kimberley, South Africa
Team information
Current team MTN-Qhubeka
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2005–2006 Konica Minolta
2007–2009 Barloworld
2010–2011 Team Sky
2012 Utensilnord-Named
2014– MTN-Qhubeka
Infobox last updated on
1 February 2014

John-Lee Augustyn (born 10 August 1986) is a South African professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for the MTN-Qhubeka team.[1]

Following a hip resurfacing operation in 2011, he moved to the UCI Professional Continental team Utensilnord-Named,[2] but continued to suffer problems, indicating the hip implant was not coping with the rigours of professional racing. Following medical advice announced in May 2012 that he was taking an indefinite break from professional cycling.[3]

Augustyn returned to the professional peloton in 2014, with the MTN-Qhubeka team.[1]

Tour de France 2008[edit]

During Stage 16 of the 2008 Tour in his second professional year, John-Lee crested Col de la Bonette in first place before shortly and spectacularly overshooting a hairpin bend on the descent. He was thrown from his bike, sliding 30 metres down the shale mountainside before recovering to complete the stage.[4]

On 9 May 2014, John-Lee Augustyn announced his retirement from pro-cycling due to his long-standing injury problems.[citation needed]


1st, Belgotex Classic Hill climb time trial
2nd, National Criterium Championships
1st, Karoo
1st, Tshwabec Classic
1st, Stage 1 Tour de Lesotho
2nd, Overall, Tour of Japan
1st, Stage 4
1st, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
Mountains classification, Volta ao Alentejo


  1. ^ a b "John-Lee Augustyn signs for MTN-Qhubeka". (Future plc). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Stokes, Shane (14 October 2011). "Augustyn speaks about move from Team Sky to Utensilnord Named squad". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Augustyn thankful to survive Tour plunge The Free Library Accessed 04 September 2014

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