Baden Cooke

Baden Cooke ( born October 12, 1978 in Benalla, Australia ) is an Australian former road bicycle racer.


Cooke began 11 years ago with the cycling. He already won the 1996 Australian title in the points race the U19, after he had become in the previous year Australian Vice-Champion of U17 on the road. During this time, yet equally focused on road and track, he took part for his country at the World Cup 1997 train.

After his conversion to the professional stage victories included in the Tour de l' Avenir ( 2) and the Australian Herald Sun Tour ( 5), the overall standings, he won the 2002, His first successes. Even with the more well known in Europe Australian stage race Tour Down Under, he won three stages, added stage victories in the Tour de Suisse, Midi Libre ( 1 each) and the Mediterranean Tour ( 3).

Baden Cooke's greatest successes were his stage win in the Tour de France and winning the green jersey, which he secured by a second place at the final stage in Paris - both in 2003.

In the following years he was unable to repeat this success. In the 2004 Tour de France, he managed in the points classification not even in the top ten, he was a distant ninth in 2005. Cooke left the team in late 2006 and moved to

In November 2013 Baden Cooke announced his retirement from competitive cycling.


  • 2000-2001 Mercury Cycling Team - Manheim Auctions (MCT ) or Mercury Viatel ( MCY)
  • La Française Des Jeux 2002-2005 (since 2003 (FDJ ) )
  • 2006-2007 ( follow-up team of )
  • 2008 Barloworld
  • 2009 Vacansoleil
  • 2010 Saxo Bank
  • 2011 Saxo Bank - SunGard
  • 2012 Orica Green Edge
  • 2013 Orica Green Edge


  • Three stages Herald Sun Tour
  • Two stages of the Tour de l' Avenir
  • Two stages and Appreciation Herald Sun Tour
  • A stage Midi Libre
  • Across Flanders
  • A stage Herald Sun Tour
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • Winner of the green jersey in the Tour de France
  • A stage in the Tour de Suisse
  • A stage Mediterranean cruise
  • Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
  • Two stages Mediterranean cruise
  • A stage Friedensfahrt
  • GP d' Ouverture La Marseillaise
  • Halle- Ingooigem
  • A stage of Tour Down Under
  • A stage Étoile de Bessèges
  • Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
  • A stage Clasica Alcobendas
  • A stage Herald Sun Tour
  • Jayco Bay Cycling Classic, a stage
  • Tirreno Adriatico team time trial -

Placement in the Grand Tours