Bradley McGee


Bradley John McGee OAM, born 24 February, 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is a former professional racing cyclist. He is currently a directeur sportif for UCI Pro Team,Team Saxo Bank.

Brad commenced competitive cycling in 1986 at the age of ten and lives in Sydney, Australia and in Nice, France. McGee’s greatest success as a road cyclist was winning the 2003 Prologue of the Tour de France and leading the race for three days in 2003.

In 2004, he wore the leader's Pink Jersey of the Giro d'Italia for one day. In 2005, he wore the leader's Golden Jersey for four days in the Vuelta a España.

He was the first Australian to lead the Tour of Spain and the first to wear the leader's jersey of all three Grand Tours. As a track cyclist, Brad McGee met success in individual and team events.

He won a Gold Medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit with Graeme Brown, Brett Lancaster, and Luke Roberts in world record time of 3:58.233. He won a Silver Medal for the Olympic 4000m Individual Pursuit.

With five Olympic medals, Brad McGee has equalled the modern mark for most medals among Olympic cyclists, originally set by Daniel Morelon.

McGee first competed at the Olympics in 1996, winning Bronze Medals in both the Individual and Team Pursuit events.

At Sydney in 2000, he again finished third in the Individual Pursuit, then in 2004, McGee improved to a Silver medal in the Individual Pursuit and helped Australia to a Gold Medal in the Team Pursuit.

He also rode with the World Championship winning Australian pursuit team in 1995. Three years later, McGee won Gold Medals in the Individual and Team Pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in 1998.

In 2003, Brad held the Maillot Jaune (yellow jersey) at the Tour de France for four days and in 2004 he wore the Maglia Rosa at the Giro d’Italia for three days.

This makes him the only Australian to earn the leader’s jerseys at the two most prestigious cycling tours. He has twice won stages at the Tour de France and in 2002, won the points classification at the Dauphiné-Libere.

Bradley McGee was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours’ List.