Quick Facts

Sport
Cycling
Date of Birth
May 4, 1984
Home
Acacia Hills, TAS
Occupation
Labourer
Started Competing
1995
First Competed for Australia
2001
Heroes

Cadel Evans, Fabien Cancellona

Career Highlights

World Team Pursuit champion 2006

Greatest Moment

Fourth place in the team pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Olympics

Bio

Mark Jamieson’s life has revolved around cycling. Having first competed in the sport at just 10, he dreamed of riding for his country and as a teenager, made his first Australian team at the World Junior Track Championships in 2001. He held a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport.

The same year he won gold in the individual pursuit and team pursuit at the 2001 Sydney Youth Olympic Festival, followed by gold in the individual pursuit and silver in the team pursuit at the 2002 World Junior Titles and silver at the 2002 Road Time Trial World Titles. Mark’s career continued to hit new heights, when he was crowned team pursuit world champion in 2006 before racing in the team pursuit at the 2008 Olympic Games. Mark and his Australian team mates lost the bronze medal ride against New Zealand to place fourth in Beijing.

Mark will now ride at his first Paralympic Games as the tandem pilot for vision-impaired cyclist Bryce Lindores. Having only paired up with Bryce late in 2011, Mark moved from his home in Tasmania to the Gold Coast so the pair could train full time.

In ten years, Mark sees himself married with children. He can speak French, his favourite movie is Gladiator and he watches lifestyle show Grand Designs in his spare time.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: Road race Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: Road time trial Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: 4km individual persuit Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: 1km time trial Classification: Pilot