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Robbie McEwen

Full name: Robert "Robbie" McEwen
Nickname(s): Pocket Rocket / Le kangourou volant
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: June 24, 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Affiliations: Rabobank, NED/Farm Frites/Lotto-Domo, BEL
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Robbie McEwen started out as a BMX racer in Australia but switched to road racing when he was 18-years-old. He is a sprinter, known as one of the fastest ones in the pro peloton, which has brought numerous race wins. He started racing professionally in 1996 and has won the Tour de France points classification three times, in 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 2002 he was runner-up in the World Championship road race. His major one-day classics wins have come at Paris-Brussels, which he has won four times – 2002, and 2005-07. Throgh 2010, McEwen has won 12 stages each in both the Tour and the Giro d’Italia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Australia AUS 23
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Australia AUS 18
2004 Summer 32 Athina Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Australia AUS 11

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Cycling Australia Final Standings 23 at 2:48
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Cycling Australia Final Standings 18 at 1:38
2004 Summer 32 Athina Cycling Australia Final Standings 11 same time
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