Graeme Brown

Graeme Allen Brown OAM (born 9 April 1979) is an Australian former professional cyclist,[1] who competed professionally between 2002 and 2016 for the Ceramica Panaria–Navigare, Belkin Pro Cycling and Drapac Professional Cycling teams.

Graeme Brown
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Brown at the 2010 Bay Classic Series
Personal information
Full nameGraeme Allen Brown
NicknameBrownie
Born (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979 (age 42)
Darwin, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team
Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Professional teams
2002–2005Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo
2006–2014Rabobank
2015–2016Drapac Professional Cycling

A former Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder,[2] Brown's greatest success as a road cyclist came in the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia, including a record-breaking 5 stage wins in 2005 and winning the Points Classification in 2003 and 2005.[3]

As a track cyclist he won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Bradley McGee, Brett Lancaster, and Luke Roberts) in world record-breaking time of 3:58.233. He also won a gold medal with Stuart O'Grady for the Madison event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester he won two gold medals: for the Team pursuit, and the Scratch Race.

Mark French accusationsEdit

At a hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport cyclist Mark French gave sworn evidence that named Shane Kelly, Sean Eadie, Jobie Dajka and Graeme Brown were riders who often injected vitamins and supplements in his room.[4][5] 13 ampoules labelled EquiGen (equine growth hormone, an illegal doping agent), syringes and vitamins had been discovered by cleaners outside French's boarding room at the Australian Institute of Sport.[5] On testing some of the syringes were also found to contain the EquiGen hormone.[5] French's lifetime ban was ultimately exonerated on appeal and Brown himself was never charged with any offense.

Personal lifeEdit

Brown hails from Menai, an outer suburb of Sydney. He has 3 sons and a daughter. Recently married Brooke Colton.

Career achievementsEdit

 
Brown at the 2009 Tour Down Under

Major resultsEdit

Sources:[1][6]

1996
1st   Sprint, National Junior Track Championships
1997
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st   Team pursuit, National Junior Track Championships
1998
1st Stage 8 Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic
1999
UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
1st Team pursuit, Frisco
1st Team pursuit, Cali
1st   Points race, National Track Championships
1st Team pursuit, Oceania International Grand Prix
2000
UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Cali
1st Madison
2nd Team pursuit
1st   Team pursuit, National Track Championships
2001
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 6 Giro delle Regioni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
6th Circuito del Porto
2002
1st Points race, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Moscow
Commonwealth Games
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Scratch
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 6 & 10
2003
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st   Madison, National Track Championships (with Mark Renshaw)
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Points classification Perth Criterium Series
1st Stage 6 Tour Down Under
2004
Olympic Games
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Madison (with Stuart O'Grady)
2005
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 5, 7, 9 & 10
2nd Coppa Bernocchi
3rd Giro della Romagna
2006
1st Tour de Rijke
Deutschland Tour
1st Stages 4 & 8
3rd Ronde van Midden-Zeeland
5th Classic Haribo
5th Scheldeprijs
5th Noord-Nederland Tour
8th International Grand Prix Doha
2007
1st Stage 1 Tour of California
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
2nd Overall Niedersachsen–Rundfahrt
2nd Ronde van het Groene Hart
2nd Rund um Köln
2nd Tour de Rijke
4th Ronde van Midden-Zeeland
5th Scheldeprijs
2008
1st Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Bona
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2nd Trofeo Mallorca
3rd Clásica de Almería
2009
1st Nokere Koerse
1st Omloop van het Houtland
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1 & 5
2nd Trofeo Cala Millor
2nd Clásica de Almería
2nd Ronde van het Groene Hart
2nd Dutch Food Valley Classic
5th Batavus Prorace
2010
1st Stage 1 Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Delta Tour Zeeland
3rd Clásica de Almería
4th Ronde van het Groene Hart
5th Rund um Köln
2011
3rd Nokere Koerse
10th Overall Delta Tour Zeeland
2012
6th Handzame Classic
2013
4th Omloop van het Houtland
2015
8th Road race, Oceania Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 130 DNF DNF
  Tour de France Did not contest during career
  Vuelta a España DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Awards and honoursEdit

Brown was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List.[7] Other awards include NSW cyclist of the year.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brown at Procyclingstats.com". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "An interview with Graeme Brown". CyclingNews.com. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  4. ^ Herald Sun: Cyclist Mark French back in the thick of the action
  5. ^ a b c The Independent.co.uk: Australian cycling rocked by drugs claims
  6. ^ "Graeme Brown". FirstCycling.com. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Stolle, Miller, Mark Waugh named in honours list". ABC News and Current Affairs. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 31 December 2020.

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