David McCann

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David McCann
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Personal information
Full name David McCann
Born (1973-03-17) 17 March 1973 (age 44)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Team information
Current team Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Discipline Road, Track
Role Rider
Rider type Time Trialist
Amateur team(s)
2000 Phoenix CC
Professional team(s)
2001 Ceresit–CCC–Mat
2002 Volksbank-Ideal
2003 Team Endurasport.com-Principia
2004–2006 Giant Asia Racing Team
2007 Colavita–Sutter Home
2008 Giant Asia Racing Team
2009 Ride Sport Racing
2010–2011 Giant Asia Racing Team
2012 RTS Racing Team
2013 Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Major wins
Irish National Road Race Championships (2000, 2001, 2006)
Irish National Time Trial Championships (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010)

David McCann (born 17 March 1973 in Belfast) is an Irish professional road bicycle racer. He last rode for the Synergy Baku Cycling Project, an Azerbaijan-registered UCI Continental team.[1]


McCann was the Irish national road race champion in 2000, 2001 and 2006. He has also won the Irish national time trial championships a record 6 times (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009 & 2010).

In 2005, McCann captured the overall title at the Tour de Korea. In 2006 he won the Tour of Indonesia; 2 stages in the Tour of Thailand; 1 stage at the Tour of Qinghai Lake and 1 stage in the Tour of Azerbaijan. He represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games time trial, finishing 5th.

On 20 September 2009, McCann broke Chris Boardman’s long-standing British 25 mile time trial record in Port Talbot. Later that week, he finished in 11th in the World Championships Elite Time Trial in Mendrisio, Switzerland. His time of 1:01:36.35 was 3 minutes 40 seconds behind the gold medallist Fabian Cancellara. This was McCann's best ever performance at the World Championships. He was UCI ranked 31st on the 2009 Asian Tour, and ranked 4th for the 2010 season with 298.66 points after 11 wins.

He was UCI ranked 42nd on the 2011 UCI Asia Tour (75 pts), thanks mainly to 2nd place GC finishes in the Jelajah Malaysia and in the Tour de Taiwan.

He rode on the Irish three man team for the 2010 World Championships alongside Nicolas Roche and Matt Brammeier, finishing 68th.[2] He won a team pursuit bronze with Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and followed this up with 5th in the Commonwealth Road Race.

In 2002, McCann received a six-month suspension following a positive test for Norandrosterone. He claimed a contaminated glutamine supplement led to the finding. Like several other athletes suspended around this time, McCann was sponsored by sport nutrition company Maximmuscle. After testing 3 nanograms above the permitted level, Laboratory tests showed a legal glutamine supplement he was using contained a minute amount of norandrosterone not listed on the label. This led to him being given the minimum allowed six-month suspension. [3]

Major results[edit]

2013 - Synergy Baku Cycling Project
2012 – RTS Racing Team
2011 – Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team
2010 – Giant Asia Racing Team



2009 – Ride Sport Continental / Prime Estate (RSR)


Track (representing Irish National team):

2008 – Giant Asia Racing Team
2006 – Giant Asia Racing Team
2005 – Giant Asia Racing Team
2004 – Team Endurasport.com-Principia / Giant Asia Racing Team (from 8 June)
2003 – Team Endurasport.com-Principia
2002 – Volksbank-Ideal
2001 – Ceresit–CCC–Mat
2000 – Phoenix CC


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