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Graeme Allen Brown OAM (born 9 April 1979) was a professional cyclist and is a dual Olympic gold medallist from Australia. He last rode for UCI Pro Continental team Drapac Professional Cycling.[1]

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 40)
Darwin, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current teamretired
DisciplineRoad and Track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Professional team(s)
2002–2005Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
2006–2014Rabobank
2015-2016Drapac Professional Cycling

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Cycling career – road and trackEdit

Brown is a member of Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team, which is an Australian UCI Professional Continental cycling team, and also of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club.[citation needed]

Brown's greatest success as a road cyclist has been 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.[citation needed]

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.

Brown was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

Mark French drug scandalEdit

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.[3][4] 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.[4] On testing some of the syringes were also found to contain the EquiGen hormone.[4] 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 married former Australian Womens Road Cyclist Hayley Rutherford, and has 3 children. They separated in 2017.

Awards and recognitionEdit

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

Major resultsEdit

 
Brown at the 2009 Tour Down Under.
1996
1st   Olympic Sprint U19 Australian Titles
1997
1st   World U19 Team Pursuit Champion
1st   Teams Pursuit U19 Australian Titles
1998
1st Stage 8 Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic
1999
1st   Points Race Australian Titles
1st Team Pursuit Track World Cup
1st Teams Pursuit Oceania Intl Grand Prix
2000
1st   Teams Pursuit Australian Titles
1st Madison Track World Cup
2001
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 6 Giro delle Regioni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
2002
1st   Teams Pursuit 2002 Commonwealth Games
1st   Scratch Race 2002 Commonwealth Games
1st Points Race Track World Cup
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 6 & 10
2003
1st   Team Pursuit World Titles
1st   Australian Madison Champion with Mark Renshaw
1st Stage 6 Tour Down Under
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Points classification Perth Criterium Series
2004
1st   Olympic Team Pursuit
1st   Olympic Madison (with Stuart O'Grady)
2005
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 5, 7, 9 & 10
2006
Deutschland Tour
1st Stages 4 & 8
2007
1st Stage 1 Tour of California
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
2008
1st Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Bona
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2009
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1 & 5
1st Nokere Koerse
2010
1st Stage 1 Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria
2013
4th Omloop van het Houtland
2016
1st Australian van der Ploeg Chop Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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. ^ Herald Sun: Cyclist Mark French back in the thick of the action
  4. ^ a b c The Independent.co.uk: Australian cycling rocked by drugs claims

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