|Full name||John-Lee Augustyn|
10 August 1986 |
Kimberley, South Africa
|Current team||MTN Qhubeka|
|Infobox last updated on
1 February 2014
Following a hip resurfacing operation in 2011, he moved to the UCI Professional Continental team Utensilnord-Named, 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.
Tour de France 2008
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.
On 9 May 2014, John-Lee Augustyn announced his retirement from pro-cycling due to his long-standing injury problems.
- 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
- "John-Lee Augustyn signs for MTN-Qhubeka". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- Stokes, Shane (14 October 2011). "Augustyn speaks about move from Team Sky to Utensilnord Named squad". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- Augustyn thankful to survive Tour plunge The Free Library Accessed 04 September 2014
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