Graeme Allen Brown

Graeme Brown

| updated = 20 December 2007 }} Graeme Allen Brown OAM (born 9 April 1979 in Darwin, Northern Territory) is a professional cyclist from Australia, who started cycling in 1995 at seventeen years of age.

He is a member of Rabobank, which is a professional cycling team on the UCI ProTour, and also of the St George Cycling Club. He lives in Menai, an outer suburb of Sydney.He is married to former Australian women's cycling representative Hayley Rutherford.

His 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. His ambition is to be a stage winner of the Tour de France and wear the yellow and green jersey in the Tour de France.

As a track cyclist he has met with a great deal of success in both individual and team events. 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.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List. Other awards include NSW cyclist of the year.

Career highlights

1996
1st Olympic Sprint U19 Australian Titles1997
1st Teams Pursuit World Junior Titles
1st Teams Pursuit U19 Australian Titles1998
1st Stage 8 Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic1999
1st Team Pursuit Track World Cup
1st Teams Pursuit Oceania Intl Grand Prix
1st Points Race Australian Titles2000
1st Madison Track World Cup
1st Teams Pursuit Australian Titles 2001
1st Stage 1 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 6 Giro delle Regioni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan2002
1st Teams Pursuit 2002 Commonwealth Games
1st Scratch Race 2002 Commonwealth Games
1st Points Race Track World Cup
Tour de Langkawi:
Winner stages 6 and 102003
1st Team Pursuit World Titles
1st Stage 6 Tour Down Under
Tour de Langkawi:
Winner stages 5 and 7
Winner Points Classification
1st Points classification Perth Criterium Series
1st Australian Madison Titles (with Mark Renshaw)2004
1st Olympic Team Pursuit
1st Olympic Madison (with Stuart O'Grady)2005
Tour de Langkawi:
Winner stages 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10
Winner Points Classification2006
1st Stage 4 2006 Deutschland Tour from Heidenheim to Bad Tölz
1st Stage 8 2006 Deutschland Tour from Bad Krozingen to Karlsruhe2007
1st Stage 1 Tour of California
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne2008
1st Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Bona
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia

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