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Brett Lancaster
Lancaster in 2015
Personal information
Full nameBrett Daniel Lancaster
Born (1979-11-15) 15 November 1979 (age 44)
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
  • Road
  • Track
Rider typePrologue specialist
Professional teams
2003–2005Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo
2006–2008Team Milram
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
Managerial team
2016–Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2005)
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team pursuit
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Ballerup Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2003 Stuttgart Team pursuit
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Team pursuit
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing Orica–GreenEDGE
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Tuscany Team time trial
Silver medal – second place 2014 Ponferrada Team time trial

Brett Lancaster OAM (born 15 November 1979) is an Australian former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2003 and 2016. Born in Shepparton, Victoria, Lancaster started cycle racing at the age of 14 in 1993. He spent four years riding for Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo before moving to Team Milram in July 2006. In 2009 and 2010 he rode for Cervélo TestTeam,[3] and rode for Garmin–Cervélo in 2011.[4]

His greatest successes as a road cyclist were winning the prologue of the Giro d'Italia, and thus wearing the race general classification leader's pink jersey. He set a time of 1' 20" for the 1.15-kilometre (0.71-mile) race against the clock, the shortest prologue in the 88-year history of the event. Brett Lancaster is the first member of the Italian registered team, Ceramica Panaria–Navigare, to ever claim the pink jersey.

He won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of the team pursuit (with Graeme Brown, Bradley McGee, and Luke Roberts) in world record-breaking time of 3:58.233.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List.[5] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[6]

Lancaster retired from cycling after the 2015 season, and moved to become a directeur sportif for Team Sky in 2016.[7]

Major results


1st Junior race, National Criterium Championships
National Junior Road Championships
1st Time trial
2nd Criterium
1st Stage 9 Herald Sun Tour
1st Ronde van Overijssel
4th Mi-Août 4
6th Overall International Tour of Rhodes
1st Stage 3 Tour de Langkawi
1st Prologue Giro d'Italia
2nd Paris–Camembert
3rd Gran Premio Città di Misano – Adriatico
8th Overall Circuit de Lorraine
4th Grand Prix de Rennes
3rd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
6th Down Under Classic
1st Prologue Deutschland Tour
9th Firenze–Pistoia
2nd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Stage 2 Tour of California
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
Tour of Slovenia
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
8th Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia


1st Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Track time trial
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Team sprint
1st Team pursuit, Commonwealth Games
UCI Track World Cup Classics, Victoria
1st Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup Classics
1st Frisco
1st Cali
2nd Individual pursuit, National Track Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Team pursuit, National Track Championships
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd Madison, National Track Championships
1st Team pursuit, Olympic Games


  1. ^ "Lancaster to ride for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) – AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ Gerrans out as Lancaster named to help Sastre defend title
  4. ^ Ryan, Barry (1 September 2010). "Garmin confirm six more signings from Cervelo for 2011". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ It's an honour
  6. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Brett Lancaster retires from racing, joins Sky as sport director". Archived from the original on 20 December 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
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