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How to Remember Cycling Legend Stephen Wooldridge 2

Posted on August 17, 2017 by Christina Sommers

Wooldridge-cyclingIt is a sad day for the cycling world, as one of the most decorated cyclists passes on. Stephen Wooldridge had it all in terms of the top most accolades as a cyclist. He was at the peak of his career in the early and mid-2000s which saw him scoop multiple awards including the Olympic gold medal. It is with this that he has been greatly appreciated not only in his homeland, Australia but also around the world. There is no mention to cycling without uttering Wooldridge. Apart from cycling, he played a huge role in developing the sport and unending mentorships to the young and upcoming cyclists. As such, he will be remembered for the following:

A philanthropist

He was a joyful giver in terms of mentorship and finances. His philanthropy in the sport was received by teams and organizations. For example, he would offer his support in monetary terms to the Olympic teams over the years and also contributed to fundraising for a noble course. His desire to see young cyclists grow and become champions was clear and genuine. Up until his death, he supported almost every initiative, which involved improving the sport in the region.

An Olympic gold medalist

In the 2004 Olympics, all the top athletes and teams went head to head from across the world to compete on the grandest stage of them all. Every great athlete and sportspersons dream of dominating the Olympics and winning the prestigious gold medal. You can catch the upcoming top-rated cycling competition so that you can buy your tickets early and plan beforehand. It was time for Wooldridge to represent his country and show up to scoop the gold. He did not disappoint as he was able to win the cycling race at Athens to keep the Australian flag flying up and high. Due to this, he will be remembered in the history books as a great sportsman worth recognition. Read the rest of this entry →

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