Stephen Wooldridge

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Stephen Wooldridge
Personal information
Full name Stephen Brian Wooldridge
Born (1977-10-17)17 October 1977
Sydney, Australia
Died 14 August 2017(2017-08-14) (aged 39)
Team information
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2004–2005 ComNet-Senges

Stephen Brian Wooldridge OAM (17 October 1977 – 14 August 2017) was an Australian racing cyclist, an Olympic and four-time world champion on the track. He was born in Sydney. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1]

In 2005, Wooldridge was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport as a gold medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[2] He was inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions in 2015.[3]

Wooldridge committed suicide on 14 August 2017.[4] The method was not revealed to the public.

Major results[edit]

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark
1st, Team Pursuit (with Peter Dawson, Brett Lancaster and Luke Roberts)
Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England
1st, Team Pursuit
2002 Track Cycling World Cup
2nd, Team Pursuit, Sydney
UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark
1st, Team Pursuit (with Peter Dawson, Brett Lancaster, Graeme Brown and Luke Roberts)
Olympic Games, Athens, Greece
1st, Team Pursuit
UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne, Australia
1st, Team Pursuit (with Luke Roberts, Peter Dawson and Ashley Hutchinson)
2004 Track Cycling World Cup
3rd, Team Pursuit, Manchester
National Track Championships, Adelaide
2nd, Team Pursuit
2nd, Pursuit
UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Los Angeles, United States
3rd, Team Pursuit
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
2nd, Team Pursuit
UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Bordeaux, France
1st, Team Pursuit (with Peter Dawson, Matt Goss and Mark Jamieson)
1st, Stage 5, Tour of Siam

Personal life[edit]

Woolridge had a son and daughter from his first marriage. He had a stepdaughter from his second marriage.[5]


  1. ^ "AIS Athletes at the Olympics". 9 January 2008. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Wooldridge". It's An Honour website. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Homfray, Reece (15 August 2017). "Australian Olympic gold medallist Stephen Wooldridge dies at the age of 39". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Olympic cycling champion Stephen Wooldridge dies". Sydney Morning Herald. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  5. ^ sport, Guardian (15 August 2017). "Stephen Wooldridge, Australian Olympic cycling champion, dies aged 39". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 

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