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The recent Tour of California saw Robbie McEwen play out his final days as a professional bike rider!

As a 3 time winner of the Green Jersey at the Tour de France, at his peak he was considered to be one of the fastest sprinters in the world.

The Pocket Rocket!!!

 

A former junior Australian BMX champion, he switched to road racing in 1990 at the age of 18. Turning professional in 1996 with Rabobank, he’s had a cracking career and chalked up an impressive Palmares. Notable achievements include…

Tour de France

12 Stages
Jersey green.svg Points classification winner (2002, 2004,2006)

Giro d’Italia

12 Stages

Paris–Nice, 2 Stages
Tour Down Under, 12 Stages
Paris–Brussels Winner (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Grote Scheldeprijs Winner (2002)
Vattenfall Cyclassics Winner (2008)
Dwars door Vlaanderen Winner (2003)

MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Road Race Champion (2002, 2005)

McEwen has also been one of the BIG characters of the sport, thoroughly entertaining on and off the bike! He will definitely be missed.

Sunrise to Sunset – The Final Day!

I’d like to say thanks for the entertainment and to wish him all the very best for the future. You’re a Legend Mate!!!

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