Gary Sutton

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Gary Sutton
Personal information
Full name Gary Sutton
Born (1955-03-27) 27 March 1955 (age 63)
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Team information
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider, Coach
Professional team(s)
1982 Termolan - Galli
1983 Termolan - Galli - Ciocc
1984 Clarence St. Cyclery
1985 Spenco - Gazelle
1989 PMS - Falcon
Major wins

Gold medal blank.svg Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit Gold Medal - 1978.

Amateur World Points Race Champion - 1980.

Gary Sutton (born 27 March 1955) is a cycling coach and a former professional racing cyclist. In 1980, Sutton became the amateur World Champion in the Points Race.

Sutton was born in Moree, New South Wales. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics and the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1] He was one of the four men to win gold for Australia at the 1978 Commonwealth Games along with his brother, Shane Sutton, who has worked as National Technical Director for British Cycling. Gary is also the father of Christopher Sutton, a professional racing cyclist.

After retiring from competition, Sutton became a coach, spending 26 years as a national coach with Cycling Australia. In May 2017, it was announced that Cycling Australia would not renew the contract for his position as women's endurance coach beyond the end of June.[2] In August of the same year, USA Cycling announced that Sutton had been appointed as their track endurance head coach.[3]

Sutton partnered Hugh Porter as the BBC's commentary team for the cycling events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.


3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Pursuit, Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit Commonwealth Games (with Colin Fitzgerald, Kevin Nichols and Shane Sutton)
1st Prologue, GP Wilhelm Tell
1st Gold medal blank.svg Amateur Points Race 1980 Track Cycling World Championships
8th Ronde van Midden-Zeeland
1st and fastest time Goulburn to Sydney Classic[4]
1st Bendigo International Madison with Shane Sutton
1st Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 3, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 6, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 9, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 18, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 3, Yorkshire Classic (Harrogate)
1st Whitby
4th Newport, East Riding of Yorkshire
5th Yorkshire Classic (Harrogate)


9th Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 14, Herald Sun Tour


  1. ^ "Garry Sutton Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (18 May 2017). "Gary Sutton let go from Cycling Australia coaching role". Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "USA Cycling announce Gary Sutton as head track endurance coach". 22 August 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Goulburn to Sydney - Professional" (PDF). Cycling NSW. 

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