Open main menu

Brett Lancaster OAM (born 15 November 1979) is a former professional racing cyclist from Australia, who last rode for UCI ProTeam Mitchelton–Scott.[2] Born in Shepparton, Victoria, Lancaster started cycle racing at the age of 14 in 1993. He spent four years riding for Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo before moving to Team Milram in July 2006. In 2009 and 2010 he rode for Cervélo TestTeam,[3] and rode for Garmin–Cervélo in 2011.[4]

Brett Lancaster
Brett Lancaster, Leuven-Brabantse Pijl, 2015.JPG
Lancaster in 2015
Personal information
Full nameBrett Daniel Lancaster
Born (1979-11-15) 15 November 1979 (age 39)
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typePrologue specialist
Professional team(s)
2003–2005Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo
2006–2008Team Milram
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
Managerial team(s)
2016-Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2005)
2 TTT stage (2014, 2015)

Deutschland Tour, 1 Stage
Tour of California, 1 Stage
Teams Pursuit World Championships (2002–2003)

His greatest successes as a road cyclist has been placing 1st in the 2005 Prologue of the Giro d'Italia, and thus wearing the race general classification leader's pink jersey. He set a time of 1' 20" for the 1150m race against the clock, the shortest prologue in the 88-year history of the event. Brett Lancaster is the first member of the Italian registered team, Ceramiche Panaria, to ever claim the pink jersey.

He won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Graeme Brown, Bradley McGee, and Luke Roberts) in world record breaking time of 3:58.233.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List.[5] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[6]

Lancaster retired from cycling after the 2015 season, and moved to become a directeur sportif for Team Sky in 2016.[7]

Major resultsEdit

1st   Junior National Criterium Championships
1st   Team pursuit, Junior Track Cycling World Championships
Junior National Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Track time trial
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Team sprint
1st   Junior National Time Trial Championships
2nd Junior National Criterium Championships
1st   Teams Pursuit 1998 Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
2nd   Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, National Track Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
1st Stage 9b, Herald Sun Tour
2nd Team pursuit, National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Ronde van Overijssel
4th Mi-Août 4
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Madison, National Track Championships
6th Overall, Tour of Rhodes
1st   Team Pursuit, 2004 Summer Olympics
1st Stage 3, Tour de Langkawi
1st Prologue, Giro d'Italia
2nd Paris–Camembert Lepetit
3rd GP Citta di Misano-Adriatico
8th Overall, Circuit de Lorraine
4th Grand Prix de Rennes
3rd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
6th Down Under Classic
1st Prologue, Deutschland Tour
Held   Leaders Jersey for Stage 1
9th Firenze–Pistoia
2nd Overall, Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Stage 2, Tour of California
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
Tour of Slovenia
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd World Team Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
8th Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia


  1. ^ "Lancaster to ride for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ Gerrans out as Lancaster named to help Sastre defend title
  4. ^ Ryan, Barry (1 September 2010). "Garmin confirm six more signings from Cervelo for 2011". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ It's an honour
  6. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Brett Lancaster retires from racing, joins Sky as sport director".

External linksEdit