Scott McGrory

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Scott McGrory
Personal information
Full name Scott McGrory
Born (1969-12-22) December 22, 1969 (age 45)
Team information
Discipline Track / Road
Role Rider
Rider type All Rounder
Professional team(s)
1994-1995
1996-1998
1999-2000
2001-2002
2003
Jayco
Die Continentale
Gerolsteiner
Mapei
ComNet Senges

Scott McGrory OAM (born 22 December 1969) in the Victorian country town of Walwa is an Australian former professional racing cyclist. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1] McGrory was most successful in track cycling, winning the gold medal in the Madison at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, a silver in the Madison at the 1996 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester. He also won a Bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in the team pursuit [2]

As well as his National representation on the Track, he also rode for Australia in the road race events at both the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Scott started cycling in Albury/Wodonga, and later moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland. His first State representation was for Queensland. He also represented South Australia and Victoria, where he now lives. McGrory won his bronze medal in the team pursuit at the 1988 Summer Olympics at the age of 18.

McGrory turned Professional in 1994 for the Jayco Team, and won the Australian Professional Road Race Championship that year. In 1996 he signed with the German Die Continentale team, and spent three seasons there. It was during this period that he started riding the European Winter 'Six-Day' circuit and won the silver medal in the Madison at the World Championships. In 1999–2000 he rode for Team Gerolsteiner and cemented himself as one of the top Six Day riders in the world, and also continued competing as a Road Professional.

After winning the Gold Medal at the Sydney Olympics, Scott joined the number one ranked team in the world Mapei-Quick Step for 2001–2002. After the Mapei team finished at the end of 2002 Scott concentrated on the Six Days until injury and illness eventually saw him retire early in 2005.

Scott spent 2007 as the Manager of the Drapac Porsche Cycling Team, and since 2008 he has been on the coaching staff at the Victorian Institute of Sport. Scott now works in the media as a cycling reporter at events such as the Tour de France, and can be often heard on Australian television as a commentator.

Palmarès[edit]

1988
3rd Bronze medal.svgTeam Pursuit Cycling at the 1988 Summer Olympics
3rd Australian Championship, Madison
2nd Sevenum Criterium, (NED)
3rd Drielandenomloop (NED)
1991
1st Australian Championship, Team Pursuit
3rd Breskens, Amateurs, Breskens (NED)
1992
1st Nouméa Six Days
1st Australian Championship, Team Pursuit
2nd Bendigo Madison (AUS)
1993
1st Australian Championship, Points Race
1994
1st Stage 18 Fresca Classic (USA)
1st Stage 12 Herald Sun Tour (AUS)
1st Stage 1 Tour des Pyrénées - Vuelta a los Pirineos (FRA)
1st Stage 2 Tour des Pyrénées - Vuelta a los Pirineos (FRA)
1st Australian Professional Road Championship
3rd Australian Open Road Championship
1995
1st Stage 5 Herald Sun Tour (AUS)
1st National Championship, Track, Madison, Elite, Australia
1st Stage 3 White Pages Tour (AUS)
2nd Australian Road Championship
1996
3rd Track World Cup, Madison Cottbus (GER)
1st Dortmund (GER)
2nd Overall Classification Geelong Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 2 Bay Classic Series, Port Arlington
3rd Stage 5 Bay Cycling Classic, Torquay
2nd Stage 6 Bay Cycling Classic, Geelong
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison 1996 World Championships
2nd Australian Championship, Madison
3rd Bendigo Madison (AUS)
1997
2nd US Pro Championship Philadelphia (USA)
1st Alsfeld (GER)
1st Sindelfingen (GER)
1st Hennesee-Rundfahrt (GER)
3rd General Classification Herald Sun Tour (AUS)
1st Stage 15 Herald Sun Tour (AUS)
1st Nordhorn (GER)
1st Sindelfingen (GER)
2nd Stage 1 Hofbrau Cup, Gärtringen (GER)
3rd Stage 6 Tour of Japan, Tokyo (JPN)
1998
1st Dortmund (GER)
1st Aachen (GER)
3rd Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd Leipzig, Six Days (GER)
3rd Zürich, Six Days (SUI)
2nd Stage 1 Herald Sun Tour, Bendigo (AUS)
3rd Stage 3 Herald Sun Tour, Warrnambool (AUS)
2nd Stage 8 Herald Sun Tour, Mount Hotham (AUS)
1999
1st Gent Six Days (BEL)
1st Track World Cup, Madison Fiorenzuola d' Arda (ITA)
3rd München, Six Days (GER)
2nd Zürich, Six Days (SUI)
1st Stage 5 Bayern Rundfahrt (GER)
1st Points Classification Bayern Rundfahrt (GER)
3rd Scheinfeld (GER)
2000
1st Gold medal.svg Madison Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics
3rd Berlin, Six Days (GER)
3rd Bremen, Six Days (GER)
2nd Gent, Six Days (BEL)
2nd Stage 5 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe, Sablé sur Sarthe (FRA)
2001
1st Aguascalientes, Six Days (MEX)
1st Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
1st Bremen, Six Days (GER)
1st Gent, Six Days (BEL)
1st Zürich, Six Days (SUI)
1st Bendigo International Madison (AUS)
3rd München, Six Days (GER)
3rd Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
3rd Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
2nd Heilbronn (GER)
2nd Ulm (GER)
2002
1st München, Six Days (GER)
1st Copenhagen, Six Days (DEN)
1st Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
1st Stage 5 Geelong Bay Classic Series (AUS)
1st Bendigo International Madison (AUS)
1st Einhausen - Entega GP (GER)
1st Michelstadt (GER)
1st Bochum (GER)
1st Gladbeck (GER)
2nd Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
2nd Torino, Six Days (ITA)
2nd Berlin, Six Days (GER)
2nd Bremen, Six Days (GER)
3rd Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
3rd Gütersloh (GER)
3rd Köln-Longerich (b) (GER)
3rd Moscow Track World Cup, Madison (RUS)
2003
1st Stuttgart, Six Days (GER)
1st Torino, Six Days (ITA)
1st Düsseldorf (GER)
1st Michelstadt (GER)
1st Meckenbeuren (GER)
2nd München, Six Days (GER)
2nd Fiorenzuola d' Arda, Six Days (ITA)
2nd Osnabrück (GER)
3rd Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
3rd Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
3rd Bremen, Six Days (GER)
3rd Gütersloh (GER)
3rd Köln-Longerich (GER)
2004
1st Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
1st München, Six Days (GER)
3rd Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
1st Bolanden-Pfalz (GER)
1st Meckenbeuren (GER)
1st Einhausen - Entega GP (GER)
1st Bolanden-Pfalz (GER)
2nd Bottrop-Kirchhellen (GER)
3rd Nordhorn (GER)
3rd Unnaer Sparkassen Cup (GER)
2005
1st München, Six Days (GER)
4th Gent, Six Days (BEL)
5th Dortmund, Six Days (GER)
5th Amsterdam, Six Days (NED)
3rd Bendigo International Madison (AUS)

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics
  2. ^ http://corporate.olympics.com.au/sports/cycling/athletes/page/5

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