After starting to ride a bike at the age of two and a half, it was certain that Troy Brosnan was going to feature in the cycling scene. Born July 13th, 1993 – Troy was brought into a cycling family with both mum and dad racing road bikes. One year after getting his first bike, Troy was racing BMX and the rest is history.
WHEN IT ALL BEGAN
Troy was introduced into the sport of Downhill Mountain Bike Riding at age 13. Since then, his won State Championships, National Championships, consecutive Junior World Championships and finished 3rd in the World Cup Series three times. In 2010, Troy was picked up by the Monster Energy/Specialized team to race overseas and on the World Cup Series. Troy left School and his parents to race overseas for 6 months. With extremely impressive results, Troy was fighting for the Junior World Cup overall. He managed to snatch it away at the last round to be crowned the Junior World Cup Overall Champ.
CONSECUTIVE JNR WORLD TITLES
In 2011, Troy had a lot to prove. Starting off the season with a few crashes and bad results, Troy turned it around in the second half of the season by placing in the Top 10’s in elite. Troy had the best result of his early career with a 4th place at the World Cup Finals in Italy, Val Di Sole and clenching the Junior World Cup overall, as well as placing 8th overall in the Elite category. Heading into the World Championships in Switzerland, Troy was the favourite to win the Junior Title back to back. Troy took to the muddy and steep Swiss track and road it like it was dry to claim his 2nd consecutive Junior World title. Troy’s time would have put him 2nd in the Elite Men category at the time.
RETURN FROM LIFE THREATENING INJURIES
2012 saw Troy start on a high, heading in as local favourite and claiming the Australian National Championships at the Eagle Farm track in South Australia. Troy had a horror crash and suffered life threatening injuries while racing in Leogang, Austria in May that year. Troy suffered a ruptured spleen and dislocated shoulder, meaning he had to undergo 3 months of rehab before getting back onto a downhill bike. Unfortunately, on his return and debut at the Elite World Championships, Troy again dislocated his shoulder in his Race Run. 2013 saw Troy return to the Elite Category and finished 7th overall in the World Cup.
FIRST WIN IN WORLD CUP
In 2014, Troy claimed one of his most valued wins to date, finishing 1st at the Fort William World Cup in Elite Mens. Troy also progressed throughout the year to finish 3rd overall in both the World Cup Series and World Championships. The following year Troy again finished 3rd overall in the World Cup Series and was crowned the 2015 Australian National Champion. Troy raced his way onto a series of Podiums throughout the year to cement his name into the history books.
PODIUM ON HOME SOIL
Most recently, Troy finished 2nd at the Cairns World Cup surrounded by his family, friends and of course, his fans from the land down under; a podium he will never forget. Not one to break tradition, Troy was again crowned the Australian National Champion. Troy finished the year off 3rd overall in the World Cup Series and 4th in the World Championships.