William Walker (cyclist)

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William Walker
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Personal information
Full name William Walker
Born (1985-10-31) 31 October 1985 (age 31)
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Team information
Current team Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Rabobank
2009 Fuji–Servetto
2012–2013 Drapac Cycling
2014 Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Major wins
Under-23 National Road Race Championships (2006)

William Walker (born 31 October 1985 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a retired Australian professional road racing cyclist who rode for the Synergy Baku Cycling Project.[1]

Walker did not ride for Fuji-Servetto in 2010 due to health issues. He returned to racing in 2012, making a successful return winning the 2012 Tour Of Gippsland.[2]

Walker moved to the Synergy Baku Cycling Project for the 2014 season.[1] Walker was riding in the Australian National Road Race Championships in January 2014 when he suffered from ventricular tachycardia and he retired from the race and from professional cycling.[2]

Palmares[edit]

2003
1st Stage 4 Bay Classic Series
2004
1st Melbourne-Warnambool
1st Stage 13 Herald Sun Tour
2nd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2005
1st Stage 2 Circuito Montañés
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd UCI Oceania Tour
2006
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Youth Classification Tour Down Under
2008
10th Overall Herald Sun Tour
2009
1st Stage 3 Geelong Bay Classic Series
2012
1st Overall Tour of Gippsland
1st Stage 8
1st Stage 6 Tour of Tasmania
2013
1st Stage 1 Tour of Toowoomba
2nd Overall Tour of Thailand
3rd Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
4th Tour de Okinawa
5th Overall Tour of Hainan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lovelock, Jono (13 November 2013). "Will Walker: "Ready for a new challenge"". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "I thought I was going to die — Will Walker retires from pro cycling". cyclingtips.com. Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. 

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