Jonathan Cantwell Biography – Jonathan Cantwell Wiki
Jonathan Cantwell was an Australian professional road bicycle racer. He was born on 8 January 1982 in Brisbane (Queensland), Australia.
After four successful years spent racing at the Continental level in Australia and the US, Cantwell joined the WorldTour with the SaxoBank-Tinkoff setup for two seasons in 2012 and 2013. He raced the Tour de France with the team in 2012, taking a best result of sixth in the stage 4 bunch sprint.
He joined Drapac Professional Cycling in 2014 and completed one year of a multi-year contract before being let go by the team. His dismissal became the subject of a protracted legal battle between he and the team. The case was eventually settled in May 2018.
Cantwell retired from professional cycling in 2014 when he was riding with Australian pro continental team Drapac as a road sprinter. That year he rode the Tour Down Under, Herald Sun Tour and raced in Asia and the US.
After retiring from racing, Cantwell focused his energy on duathlon and triathlon. In September 2018 he finished 10th in the 35-39 male age bracket at the 2018 World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast.
After Cantwell retired from professional cycling he worked as chief executive of bike manufacturer Swift Carbon Australia.
Jonathan Cantwell Age
He was born on 8 January 1982 in Brisbane (Queensland), Australia and died on 6 November 2018 at the age of 36.
Jonathan Cantwell Wife
He was married to Alana. They had two children.
Jonathan Cantwell Children
He had two children; a son named Jayce and a daughter called Ellysia.
Jonathan Cantwell Cancer
In 2017, Cantwell revealed he had undergone successful surgery and chemotherapy for testicular cancer.
Jonathan Cantwell Death
He died on 6 November 2018. Following the news of his death, tributes have been paid to him on social media by friends, acquaintances and former teammates.
Anna Meares tweeted: “My heart aches heavy to learn that Jonathan Cantwell has died. Love and thoughts with his family and friends and indeed community.”
Organisers at the Tour Down Under tweeted: “Our thoughts go out to the family, friends and team mates of Jonathan Cantwell during this difficult time”.
My heart aches heavy to learn that Jonathon Cantwell has died. Love and thoughts with his family and friends and indeed community 💔🚲 https://t.co/HCmkhW9w39
— Anna Meares (@AnnaMeares) November 7, 2018
Cycling Australia tweeted: “Cycling Australia is deeply saddened by the passing of Jonathan Cantwell. We extend our thoughts to his family and friends at this time. If you need support and information about suicide prevention, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.”
Cycling Australia is deeply saddened by the passing of Jonathan Cantwell. We extend our thoughts to his family and friends at this time.
If you need support and information about suicide prevention, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. pic.twitter.com/ZkpvwCEYDq
— Cycling Australia (@CyclingAus) November 7, 2018
Former Aussie professional turned cycling commentator David McKenzie added: “Jonathan Cantwell you will be missed dearly, you leave us way too young. RIP”, while legendary Tour de France commentator Paul Sherwen wrote: “Very sad news from Australia – Jonathan Cantwell RIP – gone too young. Condolences to his family”.
Jonathan Cantwell Cause of Death – Jonathan Cantwell Suicide
His cause of death is suspected to be suicide.
Jonathan Cantwell Height
He stood at 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in).
Jonathan Cantwell Weight
He weighed 69 kg (152 lb).