Rory Sutherland (cyclist)

Rory Sutherland (born 8 February 1982)[3] is an Australian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Israel Start-Up Nation.[4] In 2007, he won stages 2 and 3 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, and also finished 2nd in the Australian National Time Trial Championships.[5]

Rory Sutherland
Rory Sutherland 2012-06-16.jpg
Sutherland at the 2012 Tour de Beauce
Personal information
Full nameRory Sutherland
Born (1982-02-08) 8 February 1982 (age 38)
Canberra, Australia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb)
Team information
Current teamIsrael Start-Up Nation
Amateur team
2001–2002Rabobank Beloften
Professional teams
2007–2012Health Net–Maxxis
2015–2017Movistar Team
2018–2019UAE Team Emirates[1][2]
2020–Israel Start-Up Nation

Born in Canberra, Australia, Sutherland began racing competitively at the age of 14, and rode in Europe with Rabobank GS3 and Rabobank from 2001 to 2005. He tested positive for Clomiphene, which according to some medical experts is not a performance-enhancing drug although it is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) banned substance list. In 2006 Sutherland was given a 9-month conditional suspension by the Belgian Cycling Federation, with whom he holds a racing licence.[6] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[7]

In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the Tour de France.[8]

Major resultsEdit

4th Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen U23
6th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Flèche Hesbignonne
2nd Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Stage 9
3rd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
5th Rund um den Henninger Turm U23
9th Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Danmark Rundt
1st   Young rider classification
3rd Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
9th Schaal Sels
10th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Overall USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Reading Classic
1st   Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st Stage 5
1st   Overall Joe Martin Stage Race
1st Prologue
1st   Overall Mount Hood Cycling Classic
1st Stage 3
1st Prologue Redlands Bicycle Classic
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
9th Overall Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
9th Overall Tour de Georgia
1st   Overall Joe Martin Stage Race
1st   Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix
6th Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic
10th Overall Tour of Missouri
1st   Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
1st   Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix
7th Overall Tour of California
8th Overall Tour of the Gila
Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st Stages 1 & 6
6th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
7th Overall Tour of California
9th Overall Tour of Elk Grove
10th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st   Overall Tour of the Gila
1st Stage 1
1st   Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Stage 1 Tour of Utah
1st Stage 6 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
9th Bucks County Classic
6th Klasika Primavera
9th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
9th Overall Tour of Turkey
10th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
5th Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st Vuelta a La Rioja

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 108 97 80 108
  Tour de France 106
  Vuelta a España 139 130
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Dan Martin, Rory Sutherland join UAE". VeloNews. Competitor Group. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "UAE Team Emirates". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Profile". Health Net Pro Cycling.
  4. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (11 December 2019). "Israel Cycling Academy become Israel Start-Up Nation as WorldTour beckons". Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "2007 Results". Scody Australian Open Road Championships.
  6. ^ "An interview with Rory Sutherland". 14 March 2006.
  7. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  8. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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