Sam Bewley

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Sam Bewley
Sam Bewley, Giro d'Italia 2015 (cropped).jpg
Bewley at the 2015 Giro d'Italia.
Personal information
Full nameSamuel Ryan Bewley[1]
NicknameBewls, Wagon
Born (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 33)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Height1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam BikeExchange
RoleRider
Rider type
Professional teams
2009Trek–Livestrong
2010–2011Team RadioShack
2012PureBlack Racing
2012–Orica–GreenEDGE[2][3]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2015)

Samuel Ryan Bewley (born 22 July 1987) is a New Zealand racing cyclist,[4] who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team BikeExchange.[5] Bewley has also competed for UCI ProTeam Team RadioShack[6] and BikeNZ PureBlack Racing.[7] He has raced in nine Grand Tours, including five Vueltas a España and three Giros d'Italia. He made his sole Tour de France appearance to date in the 2020 edition of the race.[8]

Early life[edit]

Bewley attended Glenholme Primary School, Rotorua Intermediate School and Rotorua Boys' High School.[9]

Career[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Bewley won the bronze medal as part of the New Zealand team in team pursuit, together with Hayden Roulston, Marc Ryan, and Jesse Sergent.[9]

On 8 October 2009, it was announced that Bewley would join the new UCI ProTeam Team RadioShack, which was led by Lance Armstrong and included Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner.[citation needed]

In 2012, Bewley joined Australian UCI WorldTeam Orica GreenEDGE, now known as Team BikeExchange.[8] He made his first appearance for the team at the New Zealand Cycle Classic.[10]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he was again part of the New Zealand team in the men's pursuit, winning bronze for the second successive Games.[11]

In August 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Tour de France.[12] After a crash in stage 10 of the race, in January 2021 Bewley postponed his return to racing until March, due to long-term injuries.[13]

Major results[edit]

2003
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Road race, National Novice Road Championships
2005
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
3rd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2006
1st Stage 6a Tour of Southland
2007
1st Stage 1 New Zealand Cycle Classic
7th Chrono Champenois
2008
3rd Bronze medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2010
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, 2010–11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Cali
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2011
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, 2011–12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Cali
4th Road race, National Road Championships
2012
1st Stage 3 New Zealand Cycle Classic
3rd Bronze medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
4th Road race, National Road Championships
2019
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 122 125 130
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 135 140 143 100
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Bewley". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Wins from January to October: Mitchelton-Scott men confirm roster and goals for 2020". Mitchelton–Scott. New Global Cycling Services. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Sam Bewley". Beijing Olympics. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
  5. ^ "GreenEDGE Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Sam Bewley joins Lance Armstrong on team Radioshack". Team RadioShack Cycling News. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  7. ^ "BikeNZ PureBlack Racing prepare for debut in Malaysia". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Sam Bewley". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  9. ^ a b Bingham, Eugene (18 August 2008). "Cycling: I'm not finished yet, says Roulston". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
  10. ^ "Sam Bewley". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Sam Bewley Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  12. ^ "107th Tour de France: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  13. ^ Benson, Daniel (18 January 2021). "Bewley's season on hold after lingering Tour de France injury and surgery". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sam Bewley at Wikimedia Commons