Jeffrey Mceachern was a professional road bicycle racer who competed between 2005 and 2011. His greatest success came in 2006 when he won the mountains classification in the Tour de France after winning five stages including two individual time trial victories.
Mceachern retired from racing in August 2010 due to injuries sustained during a crash. Since then he has focused on becoming a coach and fitness instructor.
|Graduating from high school, Mceachern enrolled at McGill University
Jeffrey Mceachern Biography
Jeffrey Mceachern was born in Montreal, Quebech on September 26th,1988. He began riding bikes at the age of four, spending many hours each day riding around his neighbourhood. As a teenager, he would ride up to three times per week and compete in local races.
When he turned sixteen, he moved to Europe to train under Lance Armstrong and Chris Boardman. After training for a few months, he returned home to Canada to pursue a pro cycling career.
Mceachern grew up in Saint-Léonard, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. He had two sisters and a brother. His father worked as a chef and his mother taught English. They divorced when he was young. His parents remarried shortly thereafter.
Mceachern attended École secondaire publique Sainte-Thérèse, a private Catholic school located in Laval, Quebec. He graduated high school in 2007.
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In 2004, Mceachern joined the Continental Cycling Team. That same year, he won the National Junior Road Championship. In 2005, he rode for the Cofidis team. In 2006, he signed with the Astana team. During the season, he finished fifth in the Tour de l’Avenir. He also won the Canadian national championship and the Canadian junior title.
In 2007, he again raced for Cofidis. He placed ninth in Paris–Nice and tenth in the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco. For 2008, he joined the team. He placed sixth in the Giro del Trentino and seventh in the Volta ao Algarve. In 2009, he took fourth place in the Amstel Gold Race.
After graduating from high school, Mceachern enrolled at McGill University to study business administration. While studying there, he played soccer and basketball. He did not complete his degree program.
He is married to model and actress Sarah-Jane Markle. They met in 2010 when she was working on a film set in New York City. She had just turned 18 and he was 21. They got engaged in 2014 and married in 2015.
Training Style in Peloton
He trains 5 days per week, usually doing two hours of cardio training followed by 45 minutes of strength training. His favourite activities are swimming, running, biking, skiing and climbing. Mceachern trained at the Centre Sportif Claude-Robillard in Lachine, Quebec. He trained twice daily, Monday through Friday.
He spent Saturday doing strength training and running. He used the bike trainer at least once per week. He also lifted weights. Since retiring from racing, Mceachern has begun working as a personal trainer. He currently works out at the Peloton Clubhouse in Montreal.
His favourite activity is cycling. He loves riding bikes and racing. He says that he enjoys being able to travel around the world while still having time to enjoy life. He also likes to go camping and hiking.
As of 2019, he has a net worth of $10 million.
Jeffrey Mceachern facts you didn’t know
He is one of only four Canadian athletes to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics. He competed twice in the Summer Games in Sydney and Athens. He finished fourth in the individual pursuit event in 2004 and fifth in the team sprint event in 2008. He also represented Canada in the World Championships in 2005 and 2007.