Travels from: South Australia
Categories: Olympians, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Stuart O’Grady OAM is a retired Australian professional road and track bicycle racer, who rode as a professional between 1995 and 2013.
A former two times World Champion on the track, O’Grady and Graeme Brown won a gold medal in the Men’s Madison at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He rode in 6 Olympic Games, from Barcelona in 1992 through until The London Games in 2012, winning four medals in total. O’Grady also won Paris–Roubaix in 2007.
Stuart O’Grady competed in the Tour de France 17 times, his first was in 1997 and contended for the points classification in the Tour de France known as the green jersey, finishing second in the 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2005 races. He wore the yellow jersey of general classification leader for 9 days total in 1998 and 2001.
6 x Olympic Games
17 x Tour de France
17 x Paris Roubaix
3 x Commonwealth Games
2 x World Champion