Shane Kelly

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Shane Kelly
Shane Kelly, Retired Cyclist, jjron, 2.01.10.jpg
Kelly in 2010
Personal information
Full name Shane Gerard Kelly
Born (1972-06-21) 21 June 1972 (age 41)
Ararat, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)[2]
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
Stawell-Great Western Cycling Club
Professional team(s)
Toshiba-Australia
Infobox last updated on
14 June 2010

Shane Gerard Kelly OAM (born 21 June 1972, Ararat, Victoria) is a former professional Australian track racing cyclist. Kelly specialized in the men's 1000 m time trial, commonly known as the Kilo. Kelly announced his retirement from international competition at the end of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.[3] Kelly is now working in motivational speaking, team building, and cycling fitness and training programs.[3]

Cycling career[edit]

Kelly at the 2008 Summer Olympics welcome home parade, Adelaide

Kelly began cycling at the age of five.[2] He achieved success as a junior, winning the junior Kilo at the Australian National Track Championships.

Kelly has competed in five Olympic Games. He won a silver medal in the 1000 m time trial at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Kelly is well known for an infamous mishap in the cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Going into the kilo event, he was the world record holder and strong favourite. However his foot slipped from the pedal at the start, and he did not start racing.[4] Kelly won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and came fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Also in 2004 he competed in the Keirin event, winning a bronze medal. He was fourth across the line, but another cyclist was disqualified for dangerous riding. The 1000m time trial event was removed from the Olympic program after 2004. At the 2008 Summer Olympics Kelly came fourth in the Keirin.

Kelly was the world champion in the kilo for three consecutive times, from 1995 to 1997. He also competed at the Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the 1000 m time trial in 1994 and 1998. Kelly has also won a World Championship in the Team Sprint in 1996.

Mark French drug scandal[edit]

Kelly was one of the five cyclists accused of having injected legal vitamin supplements, by former teammate Mark French.[2][5] French's lifetime ban and conviction were ultimately overturned due to lack of evidence, and Kelly himself was never charged.

Awards and honours[edit]

Kelly was awarded the title of Australian Cyclist of the Year in 1996, and Australian Male Track Cyclist of the Year in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. n 2001, he was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.[6] He was also awarded the medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day in 2004.[7]

Kelly competing at the 2008 UCI Track World Cup, Los Angeles

Palmarès[edit]

1990
1st Kilo, Australian National Track Championships - Juniors
3rd Scratch, Australian National Track Championships - Juniors
2nd Sprint, Australian National Track Championships - Juniors
3rd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Juniors
1991
1st Kilo, Australian National Track Championships
1992
2nd Kilo, Summer Olympics
1993
2nd Kilo, 1993 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1994
1st Kilo, Commonwealth Games
2nd Kilo, Australian National Track Championships, Adelaide, SA (AUS)
3rd Kilo, 1994 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1995
Kilo, World Record
1st Arc en ciel.svg Kilo, 1995 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1996
1st Kilo, Australian National Track Championships, Perth, WA (AUS)
3rd Keirin, Australian National Track Championships, Perth, WA (AUS)
1st Arc en ciel.svg Kilo, 1996 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Arc en ciel.svg Team Sprint, 1996 UCI Track Cycling World Championships (with Darryn William Hill & Gary Neiwand)
1997
1st Arc en ciel.svg Kilo, 1997 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
3rd Team Sprint, 1997 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1998
1st Kilo, Commonwealth Games
2nd Kilo, 1998 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Team Sprint, 1998 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1999
2nd Kilo, Australian National Track Championships
1st Keirin, Australian National Track Championships
2nd Kilo, Oceania International Track Grand Prix
2nd Team Sprint, Oceania International Track Grand Prix
2nd Kilo, Frisco
2nd Team Sprint, Frisco
2nd Kilo, 1999 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2000
2nd Kilo, Australian National Track Championships
2nd Team sprint, Australian National Track Championships
3rd Kilo, Summer Olympics
2nd Kilo, Cali
2001
1st Kilo, Oceania Track Cycling Championships
2002
2nd Kilo, Australian National Track Championships
3rd Kilo, 2002 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2003
2nd Kilo, 2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
3rd Kilo, Cape Town
3rd Team Sprint, Cape Town
1st Kilo, Sydney
2nd Team Sprint, Sydney
2004
2nd Keirin, Cottbus
1st Keirin, Oceania Track Cycling Championships
1st Kilo, Oceania Track Cycling Championships
2nd Sprint,Oceania Track Cycling Championships
1st Keirin, Manchester
1st Kilo, Australian National Track Championships
2nd Keirin, Oceania Games
1st Team Sprint, Oceania Games, (with Ben Kersten & Jason Niblett)
2005
2nd Keirin, Oceania Track Cycling Championships
1st Team Sprint, Oceania Track Cycling Championships
1st Keirin, Sydney Thousand
3rd Keirin, Manchester
2nd Sprint, Australian National Track Championships
1st Team sprint, Australian National Track Championships (with Joel Leonard & Jason Niblett)
3rd Keirin, 2005 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2006
1st Keirin, Los Angeles
3rd Team Sprint, Los Angeles
3rd Team Sprint, Commonwealth Games
3rd Team Sprint, 2006 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2007
1st Keirin, Oceania Track Cycling Championships
1st Team Sprint, Oceania Track Cycling Championships (with Ryan Bayley & Daniel Ellis)
1st Team Sprint, Sydney (with Ryan Bayley & Daniel Ellis)
2008
1st Team sprint, Australian National Track Championships (with Mark French & Shane Perkins)
2nd Keirin, Australian National Track Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shane Kelly". Yahoo! Sports. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biography : KELLY Shane". Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation. 
  3. ^ a b "Shane Kelly". Official website. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Shane Kelly". ABC News. 21 July 2000. 
  5. ^ The Age: Drug case angers Kelly
  6. ^ Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best' </
  7. ^ "February news". Cycling Australia. 

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