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Shane Archbold

Shane Archbold
Shane Archbold (2019).
Personal information
Full nameShane William Archbold
The Flying Mullet[1]
Born (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 35)
Timaru, New Zealand
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
  • Track
  • Road
Rider typeLead out man
Amateur teams
2007Calder Stewart Pink Batts
2008Peak Fuel
2008Kelford – Reiker
Professional teams
2012Marco Polo Cycling–Donckers Koffie
2013–2014An Post–Chain Reaction
2015–2017Bora–Argon 18
2018Aqua Blue Sport
2019EvoPro Racing
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2020)
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's track cycling
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Apeldoorn Omnium
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow Scratch race
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Glasgow Team pursuit

Shane William Archbold (born 2 February 1989) is a New Zealand former professional racing cyclist[6] who competed as a professional from 2012 to 2023.


Born in Timaru, Archbold competed in the men's omnium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and won the gold medal in the men's scratch race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, along with bronze in the men's team pursuit.[6][7]

He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France.[8] During the 2016 Tour de France Shane crashed early on in the 17th stage and broke his pelvis but he struggled on to finish the stage.[9] However, he was forced to withdraw from the race four days from the finish. In October 2017 it was announced that Archbold would join Aqua Blue Sport for the 2018 season.[10]

In August 2018, he was without a professional road team because Aqua Blue Sport folded. He decided to team up with Aaron Gate to return to track cycling and participated in Six Day London and Six Day Melbourne of 2018–19 Six Day Series with the eye of entering madison event in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[11] In August 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Vuelta a España.[12]

Major results

1st Time trial, National Novice Road Championships
2nd Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Points race
Australian Youth Olympic Festival
1st Points race
3rd Individual pursuit
1st Stage 4 Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Stage 4 Tour de Vineyards
1st Stage 4 Mi-Août en Bretagne
2nd Omnium, UCI Track World Championships
10th Overall Rás Tailteann
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Dylan Kennett)
1st Stage 2 Rás Tailteann
Commonwealth Games
1st Scratch
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Omnium, Fenioux Piste International[13]
9th Rutland–Melton CiCLE Classic
2nd Classica Corsica
3rd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
5th Omloop van het Houtland
8th Rund um Köln
7th Coppa Bernocchi
6th Road race, Commonwealth Games
7th Grand Prix de Denain
1st Stage 2 Czech Cycling Tour
1st Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Okolo Slovenska
9th Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
National Road Championships
1st Criterium
8th Road race

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 151
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Puncture deflates the 'flying mullet'". 5 August 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  2. ^ Ballinger, Alex (11 April 2019). "Shane Archbold returns to Bora-Hansgrohe after crash forced him out of the WorldTour". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  3. ^ Ryan, Barry (31 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Deceuninck-QuickStep". Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Deceuninck - Quick-Step". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  5. ^ "BORA - HANSGROHE". UCI. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Shane Archbold Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Glasgow 2014 – Shane Archbold Profile". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  8. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Shane Archbold out of Tour de France after breaking his pelvis in crash". 20 July 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  10. ^ Piddington, Stu (16 October 2017). "Shane Archbold signs for Aqua Blue Sport". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Cycling: Shane Archbold and Aaron Gate return to track cycling". The New Zealand Herald. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ "2019: 74th La Vuelta ciclista a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Fenioux Piste International: Vélodrome de Costebelle – Hyères – Côte d'Azur: Omnium Hommes Elite" (PDF). Fédération Française de Cyclisme. 11 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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