Four Olympic games and a five-medal haul for Bradley McGee OAM point to the cyclist’s decorated athletic career.
McGee was both a track & road cyclist, and was on scholarship with the NSW Institute of Sport for ten years between 1998 and 2008.
The cyclist became the first Australian to lead the general classification in all three Grand Tours; the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana, an incredible achievement.
McGee, a member of the NSWIS Most Outstanding for his success in and out of the sporting arena, gave everything he had on the bike in a glittering cycling career that made him an Olympic gold medallist, world champion and wearer of all Grand Tour leader’s jerseys.
His performances during the four years leading up to his gold medal winning ride in the 4000m Team Pursuit at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games were world-class and included an individual pursuit world title and two Tour de France stage wins.
McGee also claimed his fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2002 prior to crossing the line first in the 2003 Tour de France prologue meaning he would wear the iconic yellow jersey for three days.
Bradley McGee is currently the Cycling Performance Manager for the NSW Institute of Sport
1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze
Years on NSWIS scholarship
1998 - 2008