Jack Bobridge Leads Breakaway to Stage Win

Australian Jack Bobridge led a defiant breakaway group of four cyclists to take the first stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday. Bobridge, riding for the local UniSa team, made his move with 200 metres to go to outsprint his rivals and win the 136.2-kilometre stage in two hours 59 minutes, 44 seconds. Fellow breakaway riders Lieuwe Westra … [Read more...]

Bobridge Signs With Team Rabobank

Valkenburg, Netherlands, Sept 18, 2012 - Dutch team Rabobank announced on Tuesday they have signed Australian rider Jack Bobridge from Orica-GreenEdge. Bobridge, the 2009 under-23 world time-trial champion, has since February 2011 held the world record in the 4km individual pursuit. The 23-year-old from Adelaide has signed a two-year deal, the team added. … [Read more...]

Aussies Savour “Historic” Moment

Written by: Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 14, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's steady rise up the world cycling hierarchy will reach its peak on Sunday when the GreenEdge team makes its debut at the Tour Down Under. Since the pioneering Phil Anderson became the first non-European to wear the Tour de France yellow jersey in 1981, Australians have been consistently ranked among … [Read more...]

GreenEdge Adds Belgian Classics Hopefuls To Roster

PARIS, Sept 9, 2011 (AFP) - Australian cycling outfit GreenEdge have added up-and-coming Belgian Jens Keukeleire to their line-up, it was announced on Friday. GreenEdge are set to become the first Australian-registered team in the elite peloton and hope to acquire a UCI ProTour licence in order to compete in the 2012 season -- which should be helped by the signing of top names so far. … [Read more...]

Bobridge, Meyers Sign for GreenEdge

PARIS, Aug 5, 2011 (AFP) - Nascent cycling team GreenEdge have announced the signing of world pursuit record holder Jack Bobridge and brothers Cameron and Travis Meyer. All three Garmin-Cervelo riders will begin two-year stints with the team in January 2011, by which time GreenEdge hopes to have obtained an International Cycling Union (UCI) WorldTour license needed to participate in cycling's … [Read more...]

Bobridge Beats Boardman World Record

SYDNEY - Up and coming Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge claimed one of track cycling's biggest prizes Wednesday when he beat Chris Boardman's 15-year-old world record for the Chris Boardman in the 4km pursuit. British rider Boardman set a world record of 4min 11.114sec for the 16-lap event at the world championships in 1996 using a 'superman' aerodynamic position, which was subsequently … [Read more...]

Australia Takes Gold In Team Pursuit

NEW DELHI - Australia won the battle of the track cycling superpowers with a lap to spare when they smashed their own Commonwealth record to take gold in the men's 4000m team pursuit on Thursday. Australia, who have taken all but one of the 11 golds on offer so far, coasted past New Zealand in a time of 3min 05.476sec at the Indira Gandhi velodrome. The team of Jack Bobridge, Cameron … [Read more...]

Australia’s Bobridge Wins Men’s Individual Pursuit

NEW DELHI - Jack Bobridge made it a clean sweep for Australia on the opening day of cycling at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, winning the men's 4000m individual pursuit gold medal. Bobridge, 21, from South Australia, set a time of 4:17.495, edging out silver medallist Jesse Sergent of New Zealand in the Indira Gandhi velodrome, having set a Games record in qualifying. It took more … [Read more...]

Australia Rules The Roost On Opening Day Of Cycling

Written by: Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI - Australia swept the board on the opening day of cycling at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, taking three gold medals and breaking three Games records. Anna Meares defended her 500m time trial title, winning the first gold on offer at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, before Scott Sunderland clinched the 1000m and Jack Bobridge made it three … [Read more...]

Jack Bobridge Wins Stage 5, Martin Still Leader At Eneco Tour

Australian Jack Bobridge (Garmin) won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour du Benelux Sunday in Sittard in the Netherlands, where he beat by a few seconds the Spaniard Ruben Perez Moreno and Belgian Thomas De Gendt. The German Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) retained the leader's jersey. "The ultimate success is closer. My teammates have mastered the perfect race, with calm, despite the many … [Read more...]