Robbie McEwen

Date of birth: 24/6/1972

From: Brisbane, Australia

Team: Orica-GreenEdge

Previous teams: RadioShack (2011); Katusha (2009-10); Silence Lotto (2008), Predictor Lotto (2007), Davitamon-Lotto (2006-2005), Lotto-Domo (2004-2003), Lotto-Adecco (2002), Domo-Farm Frites (2001), Farm Frites (2000), Rabobank (1999-1996)

Website: www.mcewenrobbie.com



Robbie McEwen career profile

Like many of the best sprinters, Robbie McEwen started his career on a BMX. He raced them until he was 18, honing his sprinting and bike handling skills that would turn him in to one of the most successful sprinters of his generation.



After turning pro in 1996, McEwen has clocked up over  200 victories, including 12 Tour stages and three green jerseys. What’s more, the Aussie has done it all on his own. Throughout his career McEwen came up against the likes of Mario Cipollini and Erik Zabel, both of whom had organised lead out trains.



McEwen never needed one, preferring to duck and dive his way to the line on the wheels of others rather than dictate the sprint himself. His 2009 season was disrupted by injury and illness following a move to the Russian Katusha team.

In late 2010, McEwen signed with the Australian Pegasus Racing project and was set to be one of the squad’s key riders. However, the team effectively folded when it failed to gain first a ProTeam licence, and then a place in the Professional Continental ranks. McEwen subsequently found a place on RadioShack for 2011.

After signing for new Australian outfit GreenEdge for 2012, McEwen decided to draw his professional riding career to a close after the 2012 Tour of California. He took up a management role on the team.

McEwen lives in Brakel, Belgium, the heart of Tour of Flanders country and is married to a local Belgian woman.

Robbie McEwen results

2011

Tour de Wallonie; stage four

Tour de Wallonie-Picarde; stage one

Tour de Wallonie-Picarde; stage four

Tour de Wallonie-Picarde; overall

2010

Challenge Mallorca; stage one

Eneco Tour; stage one

2008

Tour de Romandie stage

Tour de Suisse stage

Tour de Suisse stage

Vattenfall Cyclassics

Paris – Brussels



2007

Tour de France stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Tour de Suisse stage

Tirreno-Adriatico stage

Tour de Romandie stage

Eneco-Tour stage

Paris – Bruxelles

Tour Down Under stage

Jayco Bay Cycling Classic stage



2006

Tour de France stage

Tour de France stage

Tour de France stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Tour de Romandie stage

Paris – Bruxelles

Jayco Bay Cycling Classic stage

GP International stage

Final classification GP International

3-day West-Vlaanderen stage

Herald Sun Tour stage



2005

Tour de France stage

Tour de France stage

Tour de France stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Giro d’Italia stage

Tour of Switzerland stage

Parijs – Brussel

Australian championship

Tour Down Under stage

Tour Down Under stage

Tour Down Under stage

Tour of Qatar stage

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