Robbie McEwan Bio
Born: 24th June 1972
Home: Brakel, Belgium
Former BMX champ Robbie McEwen is considered one of the fastest sprinters in the world. He planned to become a teacher but Robbie was soon discovered as an impressive sprinter. Four years later, in 1994, Robbie was selected for the Australian National Road Team. After a successful two years with the Aussie team where he won 50 races Robbie was ready to take the next step in his career and in 1996, he signed his first professional contract
In the 2007 Tour de France he crashed with just 20km to go. Despite landing on his wrist and elbow, and with a little help from his team mates, he fought his way back to win by over a bike length.
Robbie was named Australia's Road Cyclist of the year in 1999, 2002 and 2005, and in 2002, 2004 and 2006, he won the prestigious green jersey in the Tour de France, the first Aussie to achieve it.
In 2009 Robbie took over the popular Piccolo Espresso cafe at the Miami Surf Lifesaving Club on Australia's Gold Coast. It’s where he spends his time between seasons. Robbie's father Ken manages the cafe while Robbie is a regular out of season.
1st, Stage 5, Tour de Suisse, 2007
1st, Sprint Classification, Tour de France, 2006
1st, Stage 2, 4, 6, Tour de France, 2006
1st, Sprint Classification, Tour de France, 2004
2nd, Sprint Classification, Tour de France, 2003
1st Overall, Grote Scheldeprijs, 2002
1st Overall, Delta Profronde, 2002
1st Down Under Classic, 2009
1st Paris-Brussels, 2008
1st Vattenfall Cyclassics, 2008
1st, Stage 1, Tour de France, 2007