(born March 17, 1973 in Belfast
) is an Irish
professional road bicycle racer
. He used to cycle for the Taiwan-based UCI Continental
team Giant Asia Racing.
McCann was the Irish national road race champion
in 2000, 2001 and 2006. He has also won the Irish national time trial championships a record 6 times (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009 & 2010).
In 2005, McCann captured the overall title at the Tour de Korea
. In 2006 he won the Tour of Indonesia
; 2 stages in the Tour of Thailand
; 1 stage at the Tour of Qinghai Lake
and 1 stage in the Tour of Azerbaijan
. He represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games time trial, finishing 5th.
On 20th Sept 2009, McCann broke Chris Boardman
’s long-standing British 25 mile time trial record in Port Talbot. Later that week, he finished an excellent 11th in the World Championships Elite Time Trial
in Mendrisio, Switzerland. His time of 1:01:36.35 was 3 mins 40 secs behind the gold medallist Fabian Cancellara
. This was McCanns best ever performance at the World Champs.
He was UCI ranked 31st on the 2009 Asian Tour, and ranked 4th for the 2010 season with 298.66 pts after 11 wins.He rode on the Irish three man team for the 2010 World Championships
alongside Nicolas Roche
& Matt Brammeier
, finishing 68th. He won a team pursuit bronze with Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games
in Delhi, and followed this up with 5th in the Commonwealth Road Race.
In 2002, a contaminated glutamine supplement led to... Read More