Brett Lancaster

Brett Lancaster

Lancaster at the 2009 Gent–Wevelgem
Personal information
Full name Brett Daniel Lancaster
Nickname Burt
Born (1979-11-15) 15 November 1979
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Prologue specialist
Professional team(s)
2003–2005 Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo
2006–2008 Team Milram
2009–2010 Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Garmin–Cervélo
2012–2015 GreenEDGE[1]
Managerial team(s)
2016- Team Sky
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2005)
2 TTT stage (2014, 2015)

Deutschland Tour, 1 Stage
Tour of California, 1 Stage
Teams Pursuit World Championships (2002–2003)
Infobox last updated on
24 April 2016

Brett Lancaster (born 15 November 1979) is a former professional racing cyclist from Australia, who last rode for UCI ProTeam Orica–BikeExchange.[2] 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 has been placing 1st in the 2005 Prologue of the Giro d'Italia, and thus wearing the race leader's pink jersey (maglia rosa). He set a time of 1' 20" for the 1150m 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, Ceramiche Panaria, to ever claim the maglia rosa.

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 National Criterium Championships
1st Team pursuit, Junior Track Cycling World Championships
Junior National Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Track time trial
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Team sprint
1st Junior National Time Trial Championships
2nd Junior National Criterium Championships
1st Teams Pursuit 1998 Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
2nd Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, National Track Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
1st Stage 9b, Herald Sun Tour
2nd Team pursuit, National Track Championships
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Ronde van Overijssel
4th Mi-Août 4
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd Madison, National Track Championships
6th Overall, Tour of Rhodes
1st Team Pursuit, 2004 Summer Olympics
1st Stage 3, Tour de Langkawi
1st Prologue, Giro d'Italia
2nd Paris–Camembert Lepetit
3rd GP Citta 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
Held Leaders Jersey for Stage 1
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 World Team Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
8th Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia


  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. 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".
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