Jason McCartney


Jason McCartney
Jason McCartney

Date of Birth: September 3, 1973
Height: 6'0"/1.8m
Weight: 157 lbs./71 kg./11.2 st.
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hometown: Coralville, Iowa
Residence: Coralville, Iowa
Teams: Bissell Pro Cycling Team (2013); 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 & UCI World Championships Results

  • 2009 UCI Road World Championships, Mendriso, Switzerland — 98th place, Road Race
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China — DNF, Road Race
  • 2007 UCI Road World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany — 20th place, Time Trial; DNF, Road Race
  • 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Green — DNF, Road Race

National Championship Highlights

  • 8th place — 2011 USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, S.C.
  • 3rd place — 2006 USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, S.C.
  • 1st place — 2004 USA Cycling Elite Road National Championships, Redlands, Calf.
  • 6th place — 2004 USA Cycling Elite Road National Championships, Redlands, Calf.
  • 3rd place — 2003 USA Cycling Elite Time Trial National Championships, Champion, Penn.

Career Highlights

  • Most Courageous Rider — 2013 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 8
  • 1st place — 2012 Volta a Portugal, Stage 6, Aveiro to Viseu
  • 1st place — 2009 Amgen Tour of California, King of the Mountains Classification
  • 1st place — 2008 Tour de Georgia, King of the Mountains Classification
  • 1st place — 2007 Vuelta a España, Stage 14, Puerto Lumbreras to Villacarrillo, Spain
  • 3rd overall — 2007 Amgen Tour of California
  • 1st place — 2006 Tour de Georgia, King of the Mountains Classification
  • 1st place — 2004 U.S. Olympic Road Race Trials
  • 1st place — 2004 Tour de Georgia, King of the Mountains Classification
  • 1st place — 2004 Tour de Georgia, Stage 5, Tyrone, Georgia
  • 1st place — 2004 Tri-Peaks Challenge, Russellville, Arkansas
  • 1st overall — 2003 Joe Martin Stage Race
  • 1st place — 2002 International Tour de ‘Toona, Stage 2, Altoona, 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 race course.


Jason 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 Team RadioShack.

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.