Robbie McEwen (OAM) is one of Australia’s most successful and decorated road cyclists.
Robbie McEwen (OAM) is one of Australia’s most successful and decorated road cyclists. He is a 3-time winner of the Green Jersey at the Tour de France and has over 200 professional career victories on the road.
As a triple winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey sprinters’ classification and 12 stage victories in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, at his peak, he was considered the fastest sprinter in the world.
A former junior Australian BMX champion, McEwen switched to road racing in 1990 at 18. He was first selected for the Australian national road team in 1994. McEwen lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his Belgian wife Angélique Pattyn, his son Ewan, and his daughters Elena and Claudia. In 2011 he published an autobiography, One Way Road. McEwen has lived a long time in the Belgian town of Everbeek and is fluent in Dutch.
He retired after riding the 2012 Tour of California.
Robbie has made a successful career transition from sport to ‘mainstream’ life- including involvement in a number of successful business ventures. He retains a strong involvement in cycling through his Grand Fondo ( robbiesgranfondo.com) held each year on the Gold Coast, and in his role as Commentator for ASO and SBS on the Tour de France and other events. As well as being an ambassador for Goldsky, Robbie also supports the Careflight organization and their important work in Queensland.
Goldsky is proud to be associated with Robbie, as his goal-driven approach to sport and life mirror our investment and business philosophy.