Bobby Lea
  • Discipline: Track
  • Date of birth: 10/17/1983
  • Height: 6'2
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Education: Penn State University
  • Birthplace: Easton, MD
  • Hometown: Topton, PA
  • Residence: Topton, PA
  • Team/Sponsors: Maloja Pushbikers

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Points of Interest/Personal

  • With parents who had been racing bikes for several decades, Bobby entered his first cycling competition when he was just 4 years old. He won his first junior national title in 1997 at 13.
  • Bobby’s brother, Syd, who suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen at birth, is also a competitive cyclist and has won multiple Special Olympics gold medals.
  • Bobby became an omnium specialist after the UCI and IOC changed the Olympic program following the 2008 Games, dropping the individual pursuit, points race and Madison.
  • Bobby’s third-place finish at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, was the first-ever world cup medal for an American male in the omnium.
  • He credits much of his stamina and tactical sense in the mass-start and endurance track events to his time spent training and racing on the road. Bobby is a frequent competitor in the U.S. pro criterium scene and has raced on continental teams for several years.

Olympic/World Championship Results

  • 2015 UCI Track World Championships — 3rd scratch race; 13th individual pursuit
  • 2012 Olympic Games, London — 12th omnium
  • 2012 UCI Track World Championships, Melbourne, Australia — 17th omnium
  • 2011 UCI Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands — 11th scratch race; 20th omnium
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing — 16th Madison; DNF points race
  • 2008 UCI Track World Championships, Manchester, Great Britain — 7th omnium
Career Highlights
24-time Elite National Champion — 2016 (omnium, individual pursuit & points race); 2015 (omnium, individual pursuit & Madison); 2014 (omnium, individual pursuit, Madison & scratch race); 2013 (individual pursuit, omnium & Madison); 2012 (scratch race, individual pursuit, points race & Madison); 2011 (omnium & individual pursuit); 2010 (omnium); 2009 (scratch race); 2005 (individual pursuit, points race & team pursuit)

3rd — 2014 UCI Track World Cup, Guadalajara, Mexico, omnium
3rd — 2014 UCI Track World Cup, London, England, omnium
3rd — 2014/15 overall UCI Track World Cup omnium standings
1st — 2014 Pan American Championships, Aguascalientes, Mexico, individual pursuit & Madison
3rd — 2014 Pan American Championships, Aguascalientes, Mexico, points race
1st — 2012 Pan American Championships, Mar del Plata, Argentina, scratch race
3rd — 2012 Pan American Championships, Mar del Plata, Argentina, omnium
2nd — 2008/09 UCI Track World Cup, Copenhagen, Denmark, Madison