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Graeme Brown : biography

09 April 1979 -

Graeme Allen Brown OAM (born 9 April 1979 in Darwin, Northern Territory) is a professional cyclist and dual Olympic gold medallist from Australia.

Major Results

1996
1st
1st Stage 6 Giro delle Regioni
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
2002
1st
1st
1st Points Race Track World Cup
1st Stage 6 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 10 Tour de Langkawi
2003
1st
1st Stage 5 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 7 Tour de Langkawi
1st Points Classification
1st Points classification Perth Criterium Series
2004
1st
1st Stage 5 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 7 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 9 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 10 Tour de Langkawi
1st Points Classification
2006
1st Stage 4 Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 8 Deutschland Tour
2007
1st Stage 1 Tour of California
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
2008
1st Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Bona
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2009
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Nokere-Koerse
2010
1st Stage 1 Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria

Cycling career – road and track

Brown is a member of , which is a professional cycling team on the UCI ProTour, and also of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club.

Brown's greatest success as a road cyclist has been in the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia, including a record breaking 5 stage wins in 2005 and winning the Points Classification in 2003 and 2005.

As a track cyclist he won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Bradley McGee, Brett Lancaster, and Luke Roberts) in world record breaking time of 3:58.233. He also won a gold medal with Stuart O'Grady for the Madison event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester he won two gold medals: for the Team pursuit, and the Scratch Race.

Brown was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.

Mark French drug scandal

At a hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport cyclist Mark French gave sworn evidence that named Shane Kelly, Sean Eadie, Jobie Dajka and Graeme Brown were riders who often injected vitamins and supplements in his room. 13 ampoules labelled EquiGen (equine growth hormone, an illegal doping agent), syringes and vitamins had been discovered by cleaners outside French's boarding room at the Australian Institute of Sport. On testing some of the syringes were also found to contain the EquiGen hormone. French's lifetime ban was ultimately exonerated on appeal and Brown himself was never charged with any offense.

Personal life

Brown hails from Menai, an outer suburb of Sydney. He is married to former Australian women's cycling representative Hayley Rutherford.

Awards and recognition

Brown was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List. Other awards include NSW cyclist of the year.

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