Cameron Wurf

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Cameron Wurf
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Wurf at the 2013 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameCameron Wurf
Born (1983-08-03) 3 August 1983 (age 35)
Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamCylance Pro Cycling
Amateur team(s)
2007Priority Health–Bissell
2008Cinelli OPD
Professional team(s)
2010Androni Giocattoli
2012Champion System
2017–Cylance Pro Cycling
Cameron Wurf at the 2010 Tre Valli Varesine

Cameron Wurf (born 3 August 1983 in Hobart, Tasmania) is an Australian professional triathlete and road cyclist, who last rode for the Cannondale team.[1] He was a national champion and Australian representative rower - a 2008 Olympian who won a World Rowing U23 Championships title in 2003.

Rowing career[edit]

Wurf was educated at Hutchins School, Hobart where he took up rowing. He won the national Schoolboy Sculling title at the Australian Rowing Championships in 2001.[2]

Aged eighteen Wurf first represented Australia in a coxless four at the 2001 Junior World Rowing Championships in Duisburg, Germany where the Australian four placed seventh.[3] Then at the 2003 World Rowing U23 Championships in Belgrade he rowed in the lightweight coxless four to a gold medal victory.[3]

From 2004 to 2006 Wurf was selected to represent Tasmania in the men's lightweight four contesting the Penrith Cup at the Interstate Regatta within the Australian Rowing Championships. All three of those Tasmanian crews were victorious [4]

At the 2004 Athens Olympics Wurf contested the men's lightweight double scull and finished with a sixteenth placing.[3][5] He continued to represent Australia at the highest level in rowing till 2006 competing at World Championships. At Gifu 2005 he raced the lightweight double scull to a twelfth place and at Eton Dorney 2006 he stroked a coxless pair to a fourth place in the final. It was Wurf's last representative rowing appearance.[3]


Wurf left the Champion System team at the end of the 2012 season – having joined the squad at the start of the season[6] – and joined Cannondale for the 2013 season.[1]

In February 2015, after finishing third in the time trial at the 2015 Oceania Road Championships, Wurf announced that he would take a year out from his professional cycling career, explaining that he felt he had not found his niche in the sport.[7] During his time off Wurf competed in triathlon, finishing ninth overall and winning the 30-34 age group on his Ironman debut at Whistler in July 2015.[8]


Wurf made his professional triathlon debut at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championships in Cairns in June 2016.[9] In December 2016 he announced he would race for Cylance Pro Cycling in the 2017 season, combining bike racing with Ironman competitions.[10]


1st Oceania Games Individual Time Trial
1st Chrono Champenois
5th Overall Tour of Turkey
2nd Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
4th Overall Tour of China II
7th Overall Tour of Japan
2nd Overall Herald Sun Tour
8th Overall Tour de Taiwan
3rd Oceania Time Trial Championships[11]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 77 128
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 99
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b Aubrey, Jane (30 August 2012). "Wurf to take lessons learnt into 2013 with Brixia Sport". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  2. ^ Aust Cships Schoolboy Scull History at Guerin Foster
  3. ^ a b c d Wurf at World Rowing
  4. ^ 2006 Austn Rowing C'ships at Guerin Foster
  5. ^ Guerin, Andrew (28 March 2012). "Olympic Games—Athens 2004". History of Australian Rowing. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  6. ^ Aubrey, Jane (14 February 2012). "New role for Wurf at Champion System". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  7. ^ Shaw, Rob (13 February 2015). "Wurf to take a year out". The Examiner (Tasmania). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  8. ^ Smith, Adam (7 September 2015). "Time off brings future into focus for Cameron Wurf". The Mercury (Hobart). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  9. ^ Hepenstall, Ian (12 June 2016). "Swallow and Van Berkel Claim Asia-Pacific Honors". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  10. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (6 December 2016). "Wurf's Cylance deal to facilitate his Ironman aspirations". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Hepburn and Garfoot claim Oceania time trial title for Orica". 13 April 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cameron Wurf at Wikimedia Commons