Robbie was born on June 24th 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland. Very early, he showed the traits of being a winner on the bike. He started his career riding BMX races and quickly became Australian Junior Champion. At the age of 18, he switched to road races. Robbie's plans to become a teacher were forgotten; our "Kangaroo of Brakel" clearly had a future as a cyclist. Everybody soon discovered that he as an impressive sprint. Four years later, in 1994, Robbie was selected for the first time in the Australian National Road Team. After a successful two years with the Aussie team where he won 50 races Robbie was ready to take the next step in his career. In 1996, he signed his first professional contract with Holland's Rabobank and found a niche in Brakel, Belgium. Where he would meet his future bride, Ang lique Pattyn. Robbie was three times names Australia's Road Cyclist of the year and is still known as one of the fastest sprinters in the world. In 2002, 2004 and 2006, he won the prestigious green jersey in the Tour de France, the first Australian to achieve it. Robbie currently rides for Lance Armstrong's Radioshack Team and continues to live in Belgium with his wife, Angelique and their three children. This is his first book.