Gene Bates

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Gene Bates
Personal information
Full name Gene Bates
Born (1981-07-04) 4 July 1981 (age 36)
Stirling, South Australia, Australia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Team information
Current team Drapac-Porsche
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2006 LPR Brakes
2008-2009 Drapac Porsche Cycling

Gene Bates (born 4 July 1981 in Stirling) is an Australian cyclist, currently riding for the Drapac Porsche Cycling.[1]

Bates began his professional career in 2006 with the Italian team LPR Brakes. In 2003 Bates won the Australian Under 23 road championship, and he joined Crédit Agricole for a period as a stagiaire. This did not lead to a professional contract so he served a further period as a stagiaire for Saeco the following year. In the 2006 Tour Down Under he finished 5th overall.[2] He also put in a strong showing at the Tour de Langkawi, finishing second in a stage behind Laurent Mangel.[3]