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Thursday, 02 February 2006

Sean Sullivan

flag_australia_sml.gifCountry: Australia

Height: 6?3?

Weight: 163 lbs

Date of Birth: 8/08/1978

Place of Birth: Launceston, Tasmania

Residence: Launceston, Tasmania

Pro Since: 2000

In his first season in the United States, Sullivan ended the year with an impressive five top three placings including a win at the historic Snake Alley Criterium in Iowa, a second place finish at the Burlington Road Race (also part of the Quad Cities race weekend), and a third place at the Univest Grand Prix.

Growing up in the Tasmania, Sullivan spent a lot of time outdoors - and riding his bike was what he enjoyed most. With his father already cycling competitively, it didn?t take long for his young son to follow his lead, and by the age of nine, Sean was racing.

Training within the system of a strong Tasmanian Sports Institute, Sullivan excelled under coach Kevin Tabotta, whom he says improved his skills on the bike tremendously. The results were impressive - propelling him to the Under 19 Australian National Championship in 1996. He also credits his 2002 experience on Dutch amateur team Bloks, which was led by six-time Tour De France stage winner Jelle Nijdam and former pro Michel Cornelise, as a critical season of growth.

Sullivan is a proven competitor with a wealth of international racing experience. His strengths as a cyclist are evident in hard, flat and rolling races, as well as in team time trials and lead-outs. His favorite race is one that he has not yet entered, but hopes to ride in one day ? the Tour of Flanders.

Part of his 2007 season was interrupted by knee pain, which kept him out of action for three weeks in July.

Team History

2006 - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team 
2005 - Barloworld ? Valsir 
2004 - Barloworld - Androni Giaccatoli 
2003 - Barloworld 
2002 - Bloks, Netherlands Amateur 
2001 - Cycling 2000, Netherlands Amateur 
2000 - De Nardi Pasta Montegrappa

2007 Results
7th, Quad Knopf Sequoia Classic Time Trial

2006 Highlights
1st, Snake Alley Criterium 
2nd, Burlington Road Race 
3rd, Univest Grand Prix 
3rd, Vuelta a Valencia 
3rd, Burnie Criterium 
5th, 100k Classic

1st, Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake 
1st, Stage 1 Herald Sun Tour 
6th, Stage 1 Tour of Qinghai Lake 
8th, Stage Bayern Rundfahrt 
16th, Three Days of De Panne
14th, Individual Time Trial, Three Days of De Panne
18th, Classic Haribo 
29th, Paris-Brussels 

1st, Stage 4, Tour de Lankawi 

Other Notable Results
2003 ? 1st, Stage 2, Tour of Queensland 
2003 ? 6th, Herald Sun Tour 
2002 ? 1st, Gent Leper 
2002 ? 1st, Challenge de Hesbaye Trognee 
2002 ? 1st, Antwerpen Tielen 
2002 ? 2nd, Olympias Tour 
2001 ? 1st, Herald Sun Tour, Criterium Classification 
1996 ? 1st, Australian Championship, Under 19 
1996 ? 1st, Oceania Championship, Under 19


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