Jonathan Cantwell

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Jonathan Cantwell
Jonathan Cantwell - Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 - Prologue (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameJonathan Cantwell
NicknameJonny
Born(1982-01-08)8 January 1982
Died6 November 2018(2018-11-06) (aged 36)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter/Lead-out man
Amateur team(s)
2004–2005Permac Brisot Bibanese
2007Kahala La Grange
Professional team(s)
2008Jittery Joe's
2009–2011Fly V Australia
2012–2013Team Saxo Bank
2014Drapac Professional Cycling

Jonathan Cantwell (8 January 1982 – 6 November 2018) was an Australian professional road bicycle racer who rode for UCI Professional Continental Team Drapac–EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development Team.[1]

Career[edit]

Cantwell competed as a professional cyclist from 2008 to 2014. Previously, he competed for the Jittery Joe's and Fly V Australia teams.[2] During his career, Cantwell won a stage of the Herald Sun Tour, and two stages of the Tour de Taiwan.[3][4] In 2011, he won the Australian National Criterium Championships.[5][6]

Cantwell joined Team Saxo Bank for the 2012 season.[2] Cantwell made his Grand Tour début at the 2012 Tour de France, where he was earmarked as a lead-out man for the team's sprinter, Juan José Haedo; Cantwell took his first top ten placing on stage 4, when he finished sixth on the stage.[7] He finished 137th overall in the Tour.[3]

Cantwell left Saxo–Tinkoff at the end of the 2013 season,[8] and joined Drapac Professional Cycling for the 2014 season.[1]

At the end of the 2014 season, Cantwell retired from professional cycling, in order to take up duathlon and triathlon.[3][5] He competed at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series.[5]

Illness and death[edit]

In 2017, Cantwell revealed that he had undergone an operation for testicular cancer.[5] He died on 6 November 2018 at the age of 36; the cause was suicide (mental illness-related suicide had also claimed the lives of his father and brother).[5][6][9][10] Cantwell had two children.[3]

Major results[edit]

2007
Tour of Virginia
1st Stages 4 & 5
3rd Overall International Cycling Classic
2008
1st Overall Tour of Murrieta
1st Stage 1
1st Overall International Cycling Classic
2009
1st Overall Tour of the Murray River
1st Stages 1, 3 & 7
1st Overall Tour of Atlanta
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
Tour of Tasmania
1st Stages 1, 3 & 10
1st Stage 3 Tour of Elk Grove
1st Stage 3 San Dimas Stage Race
2nd Overall Tour of Murrieta
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Tulsa Tough
2nd Goulburn–Sydney
3rd Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 6 [5]
3rd Overall International Cycling Classic
1st Stage 17
5th Overall Tour of Geelong
1st Stage 1
2010
1st Overall International Cycling Classic
1st Stages 7, 10, 12, 15, 16 & 17
1st Overall Tour of Elk Grove
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Stage 2 Goulburn–Sydney
1st Stage 3 Joe Martin Stage Race
2nd Overall USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
2nd Overall Tour of Murrieta
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Tulsa Tough
3rd Overall UCI Oceania Tour
9th Tour of the Battenkill
1st Goulburn to Sydney Classic [11]
2011
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Criterium Championships [5]
Tour of the Murray River
1st Stages 1, 9 & 10
3rd Overall Tulsa Tough
1st Stage 1
4th Overall USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
5th Overall Tour of America's Dairyland
1st Stage 5
10th Overall Tour of Elk Grove
2012
Tour de Taiwan
1st Stages 4 & 7 [5]
7th Trofeo Migjorn
2013
2nd Overall World Ports Classic
4th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
2014
6th Overall Herald Sun Tour

Source: [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drapac Cycling announce new signings for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Cantwell joins Saxo Bank". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "L'ancien cycliste professionnel australien Jonathan Cantwell est décédé à l'âge de 36 ans". Le Soir (in French). 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Den tidligere Saxo Bank-rytter Jonathan Cantwell er død". TV2 (in Danish). 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Ballinge, Alex (7 November 2018). "Australian former pro Jonathan Cantwell dies at 36". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Cycling news - Australian champion Jonathan Cantwell dies at age of 36". Eurosport. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  7. ^ Benson, Daniel (4 July 2012). "Greipel wins Tour de France stage in Rouen". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Team Saxo-Tinkoff (TST) – DEN". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  9. ^ Fundraiser for family set up after death of Jonathan Cantwell
  10. ^ "Former national cycling champion dies". NewsComAu. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  11. ^ "2010 Cantwell lands Fly V an Australian win". Cyclingnews.com.
  12. ^ "Jonathan Cantwell". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jonathan Cantwell at Wikimedia Commons