Graeme Brown

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Graeme Brown
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Brown at the 2010 Bay Classic Series
Personal information
Full name Graeme Allen Brown
Nickname Brownie
Born (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979 (age 36)
Darwin, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Drapac Professional Cycling
Discipline Road and Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Professional team(s)
2002–2005 Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
2006–2014 Rabobank
2015- Drapac Professional Cycling
Infobox last updated on
18 December 2014

Graeme Allen Brown OAM (born 9 April 1979 in Darwin, Northern Territory) is a professional cyclist and dual Olympic gold medallist from Australia. He currently rides for UCI Pro Continental team Drapac Professional Cycling.[1]

Cycling career – road and track[edit]

Brown is a member of Drapac Professional Cycling, which is an Australian UCI Professional Continental cycling team, and also of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club.[citation needed]

Brown's greatest success as a road cyclist has been in the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia, including a record breaking 5 stage wins in 2005 and winning the Points Classification in 2003 and 2005.[citation needed]

As a track cyclist he won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Bradley McGee, Brett Lancaster, and Luke Roberts) in world record breaking time of 3:58.233. He also won a gold medal with Stuart O'Grady for the Madison event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester he won two gold medals: for the Team pursuit, and the Scratch Race.

Brown was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

Mark French drug scandal[edit]

At a hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport cyclist Mark French gave sworn evidence that named Shane Kelly, Sean Eadie, Jobie Dajka and Graeme Brown were riders who often injected vitamins and supplements in his room.[3][4] 13 ampoules labelled EquiGen (equine growth hormone, an illegal doping agent), syringes and vitamins had been discovered by cleaners outside French's boarding room at the Australian Institute of Sport.[4] On testing some of the syringes were also found to contain the EquiGen hormone.[4] French's lifetime ban was ultimately exonerated on appeal and Brown himself was never charged with any offense.

Personal life[edit]

Brown hails from Menai, an outer suburb of Sydney. He is married to former Australian women's cycling representative Hayley Rutherford.[citation needed]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Brown was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List.[citation needed] Other awards include NSW cyclist of the year.[citation needed]

Major Results[edit]

Brown at the 2009 Tour Down Under.
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Olympic Sprint U19 Australian Titles
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World U19 Team Pursuit Champion
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Teams Pursuit U19 Australian Titles
1st Stage 8 Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points Race Australian Titles
1st Team Pursuit Track World Cup
1st Teams Pursuit Oceania Intl Grand Prix
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Teams Pursuit Australian Titles
1st Madison Track World Cup
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 6 Giro delle Regioni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
1st Gold medal blank.svg Teams Pursuit 2002 Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Scratch Race 2002 Commonwealth Games
1st Points Race Track World Cup
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 6 & 10
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit World Titles
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Madison Champion with Mark Renshaw
1st Stage 6 Tour Down Under
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Points classification Perth Criterium Series
1st Olympic flag.svg Olympic Team Pursuit
1st Olympic flag.svg Olympic Madison (with Stuart O'Grady)
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 5, 7, 9 & 10
Deutschland Tour
1st Stages 4 & 8
1st Stage 1 Tour of California
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
1st Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Bona
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1 & 5
1st Nokere Koerse
1st Stage 1 Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria
4th Omloop van het Houtland


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