BOBRIDGE Jack < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 13 Jul 1989 in Modbury, AUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Josie Tomic, daughter Amelie [2014]
Residence Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began competitive cycling at age 15.
Why this sport? His family was involved in the sport. His father delayed his entry into competitive riding until he was age 15 to ensure his son did not fall out of love with the sport as a result of being pushed too hard too soon.
Club / Team Trek [road]: United States
Name of coach Tim Decker [national], AUS
General Interest
Nicknames Jacky Bobby (cyclingtips.com, 10 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol Australian cyclists Bradley McGee and Stuart O'Grady. (NOC, 14 Jul 2008)
Injuries He injured his left wrist after he was blown off his bike by a passing truck during the individual time trial at the 2012 National Championships in Australia. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 30 Jan 2012)

He suffered from tendinitis in his knee in 2009. (dailypeloton.com, 13 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours He won the Cycling Australia Male Track Cyclist of the Year award in 2011. (cycling.org.au, 03 Feb 2013)

He was the winner of the 2009 Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] Junior Athlete of the Year award. (ausport.gov.au, 16 Nov 2009)

He was named the 2007 Australian Junior Male Road Cyclist of the Year. (Cycling Australia, 27 Aug 2010)

He was named the 2006 South Australian Sports Institute Cyclist of the Year. (Cycling Australia, 27 Aug 2010)
Other sports He has represented Australia in road cycling. He was ranked fifth in the individual time trial at the 2011 World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jul 2016; rio2016.olympics.com.au, 06 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives His father Kahl competed in cycling at an elite level. He wife Josie Tomic has represented Australia in both road cycling and track cycling. (ridemedia.com.au, 15 Sep 2015; abc.net.au, 06 Feb 2009)
Other information ILLNESS
In 2010 he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. He was on a course of methotrexate for two years but decided to stop the treatment and focus on dietary and lifestyle changes in order to prolong his cycling career. (ridemedia.com.au, 29 Jan 2015; cyclingnews.com, 09 Jan 2013)

BAROSSA
He has had a 27 kilometre walking and cycling path named after him. The Jack Bobridge Track runs between Gawler and Tanunda in South Australia. (barossa.com, 08 Jun 2014)