Robbie McEwen
Date of birth: 24/6/1972
From: Brisbane, Australia
Team: Orica-GreenEdge
Previous teams: RadioShack (2011); Katusha (2009-10); Silence Lotto (2008), Predictor Lotto (2007), Davitamon-Lotto (2006-2005), Lotto-Domo (2004-2003), Lotto-Adecco (2002), Domo-Farm Frites (2001), Farm Frites (2000), Rabobank (1999-1996)
Website: www.mcewenrobbie.com

Robbie McEwen career profile
Like many of the best sprinters, Robbie McEwen started his career on a BMX. He raced them until he was 18, honing his sprinting and bike handling skills that would turn him in to one of the most successful sprinters of his generation.

After turning pro in 1996, McEwen has clocked up over  200 victories, including 12 Tour stages and three green jerseys. What’s more, the Aussie has done it all on his own. Throughout his career McEwen came up against the likes of Mario Cipollini and Erik Zabel, both of whom had organised lead out trains.

McEwen never needed one, preferring to duck and dive his way to the line on the wheels of others rather than dictate the sprint himself. His 2009 season was disrupted by injury and illness following a move to the Russian Katusha team.

In late 2010, McEwen signed with the Australian Pegasus Racing project and was set to be one of the squad’s key riders. However, the team effectively folded when it failed to gain first a ProTeam licence, and then a place in the Professional Continental ranks. McEwen subsequently found a place on RadioShack for 2011.

After signing for new Australian outfit GreenEdge for 2012, McEwen decided to draw his professional riding career to a close after the 2012 Tour of California. He took up a management role on the team.

McEwen lives in Brakel, Belgium, the heart of Tour of Flanders country and is married to a local Belgian woman.

Robbie McEwen results
2011
Tour de Wallonie; stage four
Tour de Wallonie-Picarde; stage one
Tour de Wallonie-Picarde; stage four
Tour de Wallonie-Picarde; overall

2010
Challenge Mallorca; stage one
Eneco Tour; stage one

2008
Tour de Romandie stage
Tour de Suisse stage
Tour de Suisse stage
Vattenfall Cyclassics
Paris – Brussels

2007
Tour de France stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Tour de Suisse stage
Tirreno-Adriatico stage
Tour de Romandie stage
Eneco-Tour stage
Paris – Bruxelles
Tour Down Under stage
Jayco Bay Cycling Classic stage

2006
Tour de France stage
Tour de France stage
Tour de France stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Tour de Romandie stage
Paris – Bruxelles
Jayco Bay Cycling Classic stage
GP International stage
Final classification GP International
3-day West-Vlaanderen stage
Herald Sun Tour stage

2005
Tour de France stage
Tour de France stage
Tour de France stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Giro d’Italia stage
Tour of Switzerland stage
Parijs – Brussel
Australian championship
Tour Down Under stage
Tour Down Under stage
Tour Down Under stage
Tour of Qatar stage

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