Vale Stephen Wooldridge

15 August 2017

AOC: It is with great sadness that the Australian Olympic Committee learnt of the passing of Olympic cyclist Stephen Wooldridge at the age of 39.

Wooldridge competed at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games where he won gold alongside Bradley McGee, Luke Roberts, Graeme Brown, Peter Dawson and Brett Lancaster in the men’s team pursuit.

“Stephen was an exceptional cyclist and Olympic Champion who will forever be remembered,” said AOC President John Coates.

“He was always very giving of his time to the Olympic movement, helping out with fundraising efforts whenever he could for the Australian Olympic Team over the years.

“Our deepest condolences are with his family, friends and all of those impacted by Stephen’s passing.”

He won team pursuit gold medals at the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 World Championships while also claiming bronze at the 2005 event. He won Commonwealth Games gold in 2002 and silver in 2006.

Wooldridge had a degree in engineering and was working at UNSW.

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