Jack Bobridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jack Bobridge
Jack Bobridge 2.jpg
Bobridge at a 2008 Olympics parade
Personal information
Nickname Bobby
Born (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 27)
Adelaide, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Track Endurance
Amateur team(s)
2004-2007 CSC Team O'Grady
2008–2009 Southaustralia.com-AIS
Professional team(s)
2010–2011 Garmin–Transitions
2012 GreenEDGE
2013–2014 Blanco Pro Cycling
2015 Team Budget Forklifts
2016- Trek–Segafredo
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2011, 2016)

Jack Bobridge (born 13 July 1989) is an Australian professional racing cyclist who rides for Trek–Segafredo.

Career[edit]

In May 2009, Bobridge signed with Garmin–Slipstream, with his contract starting on 1 January 2010 and had been contracted to race with the team until 2012. He left the team at the end of 2011, and joined GreenEDGE for the 2012 season.[2] Bobridge left Orica–GreenEDGE at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Blanco Pro Cycling on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[3]

In September 2009 he won the under-23 time trial at the UCI Road World Championships.[4] In January 2011 he became the Australian National Road Race Champion with a daring solo breakaway. On 2 February 2011, he set a new world record for the track 4k individual pursuit.[5] Bobridge was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[6]

In November 2014 Bobridge was announced as part of the Team Budget Forklifts line-up for 2015 alongside fellow members of the Australian endurance track squad Luke Davison, Glenn O'Shea, Scott Sunderland and Mitchel Mulhearn, riding a domestic programme with a focus on achieving success on the track at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[7]

Bobridge won the opening stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under. He lost the overall lead on stage three but finished the race with the King of the Mountains jersey. On 31 January 2015 Bobridge attempted to break the world hour record in Melbourne. He rode 51.3 kilometres falling short of the record of 51.852 kilometres. However he did break Brad McGee's Australian national hour record of 50.3 kilometres which had stood since 2000.[8] In September 2015 it was announced that Bobridge would return to the UCI WorldTour peloton in 2016, signing a one-year contract with Trek Factory Racing.[9] Bobridge is the current Australian Elite Men's Road Race champion.

Bobridge announced his retirement from cycling in November 2016. His retirement was due to the effects of rheumatoid arthritis which he was first diagnosed with in 2010.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Track[edit]

2006
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI World Junior Track Championships
2007
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI World Junior Track Championships
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Madison
2008
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup, Los Angeles
2009
Oceania Track Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit, National Track Championships
2010
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit
UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2011
UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual pursuit
1st UCI Track World Cup jersey.png Overall, Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Cup
2012
UCI Track World Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2015
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2016
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games

Road[edit]

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro WD - WD WD - - 156
Yellow jersey Tour - - - - - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - - - - -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Bobridge". london2012.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bobridge, Meyer brothers first Australian signings for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bobridge to Rabobank". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Bobridge wins u23 world TT title
  5. ^ Bobridge breaks Boardman's record
  6. ^ AIS Athletes at 2010 Commonwealth Games
  7. ^ "Bobridge back on the track with Team Budget Forklifts". cyclingnews.com. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Woodpower, Zeb. "Bobridge misses out on Hour Record". Cycling News. 
  9. ^ Clarke, Stuart (15 September 2015). "Jack Bobridge signs for Trek Factory Racing". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Arthritis forces Jack Bobridge to ride into retirement". The Advertiser. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 

External links[edit]