Date of Birth: September 3, 1973
Weight: 157 lbs./71 kg./11.2 st.
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hometown: Coralville, Iowa
Residence: Coralville, Iowa
Teams: UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team p/b Maxxis (2012); Radio Shack (2010-11); CSC (2008-09); Discovery Channel (2005-07); Health Net (2003-04); Jelly Belly (2001-02); NutraFig (1999-2000)
Education: National Outdoor Leadership School
Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results
- 2008 (DNF, men’s road race), Beijing, China
- 2004 (DNF, men’s road race), Athens, Green
- 2009 Road World Championships, 98th place, road race, Mendriso, Switzerland
- 2007 Road World Championships, road race, DNF, Stuttgart, Germany
- 2007 Road World Championships, 20th place, time trial, Stuttgart, Germany
National Championship Experience
- 8th place — 2011 USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships, Greenville, S.C., Time Trial
- 1st place — 2004 USA Cycling Elite Road National Championships, Redlands, California
- 1st place — 2009 Tour of California, King of the Mountains Classification
- 1st place — 2008 Tour de Georgia, King of the Mountains classification, Tyrone, Georgia
- 1st place — 2007 Vuelta a España, Stage 14, Puerto Lumbreras to Villacarrillo, Spain
- 1st place — 2004 Tour de Georgia, Stage 5, Tyrone, Georgia
- 1st place — 2004 Tri-Peaks Challenge, Russellville, Arkansas
- 1st place — 2002 International Tour de ‘Toona, Stage 2, Altoona, Pennsylvania
- 2nd place — 2006 Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, Stage 2, Almenara to Olmedo, Spain
- 3rd place — 2006 USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, South Carolina
- 3rd place — 2003 USA Cycling Elite Time Trial National Championships, Champion, Pennsylvania
Points of Interest
- Jason is a two-time winner of the Snake Alley Criterium (2003-04), the hometown race he credits for introducing him to the sport while working as a shoe salesman in a shop on the racecourse.man to win back-to-back world titles in 20 years.
PersonalJason McCartney rose to cycling stardom in 2004 when he captured a stage of the Tour de Georgia in April. The solid all-around rider went on to confirm his reputation two months later by earning a berth on the U.S. Olympic Team with a victory in the Olympic Trials Road Race. Since then, Jason has ridden for several UCI ProTour squads: The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, Team CSC, and now Team Radio Shack.
Jason was introduced to competitive cycling because of his job as a salesman at a local shoe store in Iowa City. The shop happened to be on the course of the Snake Alley Criterium – one of the top domestic races in America. It was there he sold a pair of shoes to a bike shop owner who offered Jason a job, and from there he was hooked on the sport. After eventually giving up cycling for two years, Jason re- emerged with a newfound focus in 1998.
Off the bike, the National Outdoor Leadership School graduate is known for his love of nature, having spent several off-seasons helping manage a friend’s organic farm. In his spare time, Jason gravitates toward outdoor-related activities, whether it’s backpacking in the Rockies or helping to preserve a forest reserve and cross-country mountain bike trials. He also enjoys cooking, cross-country
skiing and spending time with his wife, Andrea, and their two children.