Andy Blair

I am a cross country mountain biker for the Swell-Specialized team, the current national marathon champion and a member of the Australian team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I have been racing bikes for nearly 20 years and have been a member of multiple national teams in XCO and XCM. I love to race anything on dirt (and even tarmac) including marathon, XCO, stage race, Super-D, CX, whatever really. I am also a skier, an engineer and a coeliac.


Latest News

Swiss Cups and Solothurn

It has now been two and a half weeks and my stay in Switzerland is nearly over. During this time I’ve been based in the town of Solothurn where my team mate Cam Ivory has been living since May in the Solothurn Sport Academy. Read more

Marathon World Championships – Pietermaritzburg RSA

Despite focusing on the Glasgow commonwealth games I really wanted to race the marathon world championships this year; the course sounded awesome, plus the last time I raced XCM worlds was such a disaster that I wanted another crack at it. Read more

Commonwealth Games Team Announcement

Since the Cairns World Cup it has been a long wait for the announcement of the Aussie team for the Commonwealth Games, and with a couple more world cups in Europe that I didn’t race, all I could do was cross my fingers and hope that I had done enough. Read more

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Race Calendar

29June

Marathon World Championships, Pietermaritzburg SA

06July

BMC Swiss Cup, Montsevelier SUI

13July

BMC Swiss Cup, Lenzeheide SUI

29July

Commonwealth Games XCO, Glasgow UK


Race Results

  • 2015
  • 1Tathra Enduro XCM, Tathra NSW
  • 1Port to Port MTB Stage Race
  • 3Convict 100, St Albans NSW
  • 28thUCI World Cup XCO, Cairns AUS
  • 54UCI World Cup XCO, Pietermaritzburg RSA
  • 1Australian XCM Championships, Mt Joyce QLD
  • 3Willo Enduro, Wingello NSW
  • 4National XCO Championships - Bright VIC
  • 2014
  • 2Rapha Supercross, Sydney NSW
  • 2Highland Fling XCM, Bundanoon NSW
  • 1Redbull Sundown Shootout, Margaret River WA
  • 1Cape to Cape MTB Stage Race, Margaret River WA
  • 1Scott 24hr (4-man), Mt Stromlo ACT
  • 3Kowalski Classic XCM, Kowen Forest ACT
  • 1Flight Centre Epic XCM, QLD
  • 1Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro NT
  • 2Australian XCM Championships, Atherton QLD
  • 3Wombat 100 XCM, Woodend VIC
  • 1Capital Punishment 100, ACT
  • 1Mont 24hr (4-man), Kowen Forest ACT
  • 3National Series XCO, Mt Buller VIC
  • 2013
  • 1Australian XCM Championships, Mt Stromlo ACT
  • 1Australian National XCO Series
  • 3Australian XCO Championship, Adelaide SA
  • 2012

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The Buzz

@davidmcmillan

Good view from our accommodation in Bromont. #bmxtrackndat #wishihadajumpbike #bromont #canada

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@AndyDBlair

The opening ceremony was amazing. They were all there; Rod Stewart, Chris Hoy, Thorpey and Queeny! The flyover was pretty cool, but the entrance of the Scottish team lifted the lid off the stadium! #aussiecycling #glasgow2014

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@AndyDBlair

Wow! #glasgow2014 #aussiecycling

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@AndyDBlair

Fly over...not bad. #glasgow2014

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@AndyDBlair

@annameares #glasgow2014 @cyclingaustralia

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@AndyDBlair

The MTB boys ready for the opening ceremony. #aussiecycling #glasgow2014 @cyclingausmtb @cyclingaustralia

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@AndyDBlair

Course closed today so the MTB team took a roll down the River Clyde. #glasgow2014 #aussiecycling

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@mattoc

Movember half way there #movember #tashseason #hairylip #fundraiser #mo #handlebars

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#cornsnake #newaddition #slitherer

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New ink #inked #angel #tattoo

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New script
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New ink
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Sleeve progress
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No peace!
#jacksu #shitrussell #dogslife

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Sleeve progress #Japanesesleeve #japanesetattoo #draggontattoo #instaink #japaneseink

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Sleeve progress #japanesesleeve #koitattoo #instaink

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Lazy dog #jacksu #doctored

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Last piece of the sleeve done
#japanesetattoo #japanesesleeve #instaink #instatattoo #bonsaitattoo #inked

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@mattoc

Angel added to memorial sleeve #tattoo #blackandgreytattoo #instatattoo #tattoooftheday #angeltattoo

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@davidmcmillan

Turns out I have to go faster, gonna give it some beans in quali today ✊. #notshladming @jasonstevensphotography banger.

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@davidmcmillan

Most epic 2 days if riding I've had for a long long time! Awesome tracks, awesome crew! #schladming #loam #megatrains

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@davidmcmillan

Racing down the streets today in Bratislava. #bratislavacitydownhill #stairhucks

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@davidmcmillan

Had so much fun racing the #bratislavacitydownhill! Came away with a 7th behind some really big names. Can't wait to do more street racing. #bratpack #stairhucks #sketchy

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@davidmcmillan

Sick day in livigno, Italy shralping for @tcrimmins birthday. #mud #sun #mconch #mitolinofunmountain

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@davidmcmillan

Sending a sweet hip in livigno #dogpisser #stunts

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@davidmcmillan

Sweet shot from #bratislavacitydownhill the other day! Photo by @lukasmandrak. #bratpack #streetrace @specialized_au | @fjcclothing | @vansaustralia | @tisprings | @thredboresort

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@davidmcmillan

The go kart shit the bed! #bangedupabroad #bestplacetobreakdown #wherearewe #tunnelsndat #nomoretransmission #shit #landofinconvenience

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@davidmcmillan

Hanging out in les 2 alpes for the week for @crankworx Europe. #whipsndat

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@davidmcmillan

Had so much fun at whip off @crankworx Europe! @svenmartinphoto

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@davidmcmillan

Over the bars on this jump in my race run was not ideal..✌️out les 2 aples, off to morzine!

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@davidmcmillan

Can't wait to get some digging & riding done at @acaciatrails when I get home! #missthedjrig #trails #dirtjumps #straya #home

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@davidmcmillan

Val Di Sole a few weeks ago was so fun for the IXS European cup. Ended up with a top 20 in the wet. #rootsndat #sendersteve #brownpow || @specialized_au | @vansaustralia | @fjcclothing | @tisprings | @thredboresort

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@davidmcmillan

#lakechillsndat #morzine #france #epic #europe

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@davidmcmillan

Morzine sun runs with muddy tracks #morzine #chairliftsfordays #averageveiw || @specialized_au | @vansaustralia | @fjcclothing | @tisprings | @thredboresort | @sram_australia

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@davidmcmillan

Exploring the alps with the #ladsontour. #morzine #freeride #yeeewurope

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@davidmcmillan

Had a sweet day filming with @geemilner and @rygoff today in morzine, had a few tire blowouts which cut filming short... #tothepoint #landedsideways #itsstillgood #runit #lame

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@davidmcmillan

#regram from @geemilner filming the other day. Keen to see how it turns out #tothepoint #pansndat #bikeparkedit
| @specialized_au | @vansaustralia | @fjcclothing | @tisprings | @thredboresort | @sram_australia

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@davidmcmillan

Got my bike nice and prime for the second leg of the trip, Canada bound today. #fresh #rebuild #shiny | @specialized_au | @vansaustralia | @fjcclothing | @tisprings | @thredboresort | @sram_australia

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@Specialized_AU

We hope everyone had a great weekend and got some riding in! #specialized athlete @rdlr was out there on the trails! #iamspecialized #sworks #enduro

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@Specialized_AU

#regram from #swellspecialized rider @davidmcmillan...sending it off this hip in Livigno, Italy while on his #euro #roadtrip. #iamspecialized #specialized #demo8

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@Specialized_AU

Happy 18th Birthday to this little shredder from #swellspecialized @jacksonndavis. Hope you have an awesome day mate!

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@Specialized_AU

Introducing the very limited S-Works McLaren Tarmac. Only 250 available globally. Check out specialized.com for more info and ordering.

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@Specialized_AU

You could #win a #Specialized #Sworks #Tarmac ridden in the #TourdeFrance by Michael Rogers from @tinkoffsaxo plus a trip of a lifetime to Specialized HQ in California! Visit www.specialized.com.au for details. #tdf #tinkoffsaxo #sracing

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@Specialized_AU

HOW FRENCH ARE YOU? Win a S-Works Tarmac ridden in The Tour & a trip of a lifetime to Specialized HQ in California!

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@Specialized_AU

Great day at our #NewTarmac #VIP #rideday today...thanks to everyone for coming along despite the less than ideal weather...hope you love the bike as much as we do! @hamptoncycles @totalrush @bike_now @bikegallerymelb

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@Specialized_AU

Calling all Melbournites! Plan ahead for some weekend fun and join #Specialized, @lululemonausnz and @artofcycling for a social ride and yoga in Yarraville. Wet weather? No problems, we'll take the session indoors on wattbikes. Meet at Art of Cycling, Yarraville 10am-12pm this Saturday, 12th July.
Register at artofcycling.com.au/book-a-ride

#rideconnectinspire #specializedwomen #ride #yoga

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@Specialized_AU

How French are you? #Win an #sworks #tarmac ridden in the #tourdefrance and a trip to #Specialized HQ! Simply post a photo showing us how #French you are and tag #itsmytour and @specialized_au. We have an #evade to give away to one lucky entrant this week!
Visit www.specialized.com.au for full details

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@Specialized_AU

A team podium selfie of Specialized-lululemon women's pro team at the Giro Rosa, showing that you can have just as much fun off the bike as on. Want to look as good as these awesome ladies? The new Specialized-lululemon kit has just landed at Specialized stores around Australia. Get in quick! #thekithasarrived #girorosa #specializedwomen #amira #womenscycling #specializedlululemon @lululemonausnz
Photo credit @velociosports

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@Specialized_AU

Congratulations to @p.coumbis for winning a S-Works Evade helmet in week 1 of our #ITSMYTOUR promotion. He now has a 1 in 3 chance of winning Michael Rogers Le Tour team bike AND a trip to Specialized HQ in California. Can you please email us your contact details infoau@specialized.com to claim your prize. Stay tuned for week 2!

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@Specialized_AU

We took it indoors this morning for the Specialized Ride and lululemon Yoga Series with Art of Cycling. Riding, yoga and coffee - a perfect match on a cold winter's day. Lots of fun and a full house! #rideconnectinspire  #specializedwomen #lululemon #AOC @lululemonausnz @artofcycling @specializedwmn

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@Specialized_AU

Week 2 of the #ITSMYTOUR promotion is go... post a photo showing us why you love hanging out at your favourite bike shop. Is it the awesome service, the coffee or escaping the chores at home? Win an EVADE helmet as a weekly prize & be in the running to win a Tarmac ridden in the Le Tour De France, including a trip to the USA! Tag #ITSMYTOUR @Specialized_au and your favourite bike shop!
Full info: www.specialized.com

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@Specialized_AU

2 days left to enter week 2 of the ‪#‎ITSMYTOUR, simply post a photo showing us why you love hanging out at your favourite bike shop. Is it the awesome service, the coffee or escaping the chores at home? Win an EVADE helmet as a weekly prize & be in the running to win a Tarmac ridden in the Le Tour De France, including a trip to the USA! Tag #ITSMYTOUR @Specialized_au and your favourite bike shop!
Full info: http://www.specialized.com

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@Specialized_AU

It's the last day to enter week 2 of the #ITSMYTOUR promotion, simply post a photo showing us why you love hanging out at your favourite bike shop. Is it the awesome service, the coffee or escaping the chores at home? Win an EVADE helmet as a weekly prize & be in the running to win Michael Rogers S-Works Tarmac ridden in the Le Tour De France, including a trip to the USA! Tag #ITSMYTOUR @Specialized_au and your favourite bike shop!

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@Specialized_AU

Stoked for local #triathlete @sambetten who scored the cover of the latest @220triathlonaus magazine! #specialized #sworks #shiv #madeinracing #aeroiseverything

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@Specialized_AU

It was a perfect morning in sunny Brisbane for the Specialized Ride and lululemon Yoga with Epic Cycles and lululemon Indooroopilly store. Smiles all 'round! #rideconnectinspire #specializedwomen @specializedwmn @lululemonausnz

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@Specialized_AU

What an awesome morning of riding for the girls & friends of Specialized doing the Rapha Women's 100. So good to see so many women out on the road - well done all!! #specializedwomen #rapha100 #specialized_au @leesamac1 @lauramaywilson13 @patyyoung @marymchall @lolas_hula @jessiemayo @tvidler @jobryffa @bosque_eatery @specializedwmn @janekahler

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@Specialized_AU

#ITSMYTOUR week 3 promo has started! Simply post a photo showing us what your victory salute is and tag #itsmytour & @specialized_au Full details at specialized.com

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@Specialized_AU

Congratulations #MichaelRogers on an awesome stage win at the #TourdeFrance!! @tinkoffsaxo #iamspecialized #specializedracing #madeinracing #sworks #newtarmac #wew1n

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@jennyfaymtb

@zimmermann_ #zimmerman

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@AndyDBlair

Unfortunately didn't have room in the suitcase to bring this to South Africa. Oh well, it'll be there when I get home :) @specialized_au

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@AndyDBlair

Best team ever

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@AndyDBlair

"The lions are curious & playful, but sometimes they can be boisterous." NO SHIT!!! Hope the hire car co understands.

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@AndyDBlair

Gotta love a 1530 race start. At least there is cycling on TV. #lazy #bedsores

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@AndyDBlair

3 hours of trail riding with @shaunlewis1 and this guy. So much fun! @specialized_au #enduro29

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@AndyDBlair

Rock Shox RS-1 Fork.....so good.

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@AndyDBlair

Can we start yet?! One more sleep. @porttoportmtb @specialized_au #rs1

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@AndyDBlair

Stoked to take the 1st ever @porttoportmtb leaders jerseys for @specialized_au #bringontomorrow

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@AndyDBlair

Lost time Hamo today in the run-leg at @porttoportmtb . Happy to keep the jersey in a day that could have been much worse. 28sec lead with one stage to go :)

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@AndyDBlair

So pleased to take out the inaugural @porttoportmtb and to have taken part in this awesome event! @shaunlewis1 was so strong today to hold off the army of orange grommets. Stoked for @jennyfaymtb taking out the women's too. @specialized_au @driftbikes

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@AndyDBlair

Good fun with these guys at the Tathra Enduro XCM today. I'm still a bit cross-eyed from so much single track. @specialized_au

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@AndyDBlair

If you aren't liking the fog in Canberra today, come out to #stromlo where the sun is always shining!

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@AndyDBlair

Stoked for this little goer with 12th today at XCM Worlds. Must have been the potatoes in the feed zones @jennyfaymtb ;) @specialized_au

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@AndyDBlair

Still no sign of my bike or bags. No dramas, I found a bike to train on #glasgow2014. @specialized_au

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@AndyDBlair

Woo hoo! Finally I've been reunited with the rig! Just in time for #swisscup this weekend. It's been emotional. @specialized_au @cam_ivory #rs1

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@AndyDBlair

Classic #euro conditions for today's MTB efforts with @cam_ivory in Solothurn. @specialized_au

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@AndyDBlair

@porttoportmtb I was kicking back in Lenzerheide b4 the Swiss Cup & noticed my wine was from Pokolbin! I know it's lame to drink Aussie wine abroad but it was the only one with a screw top & who carries a corkscrew these days?!?

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@AndyDBlair

First day on course at cathkin brae. Something just wasn't right?

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@AndyDBlair

The bikes arrived.
Wooooooooo!!!!!! #glasgow2014

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@davidmcmillan

Racing down the streets today in Bratislava. #bratislavacitydownhill #stairhucks

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@Specialized_AU

Congratulations #MichaelRogers on an awesome stage win at the #TourdeFrance!! @tinkoffsaxo #iamspecialized #specializedracing #madeinracing #sworks #newtarmac #wew1n

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@AndyDBlair

The bikes arrived.
Wooooooooo!!!!!! #glasgow2014

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@AndyDBlair

First day on course at cathkin brae. Something just wasn't right?

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@davidmcmillan

Got my bike nice and prime for the second leg of the trip, Canada bound today. #fresh #rebuild #shiny | @specialized_au | @vansaustralia | @fjcclothing | @tisprings | @thredboresort | @sram_australia

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@davidmcmillan

#regram from @geemilner filming the other day. Keen to see how it turns out #tothepoint #pansndat #bikeparkedit
| @specialized_au | @vansaustralia | @fjcclothing | @tisprings | @thredboresort | @sram_australia

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