Born in Balclutha, New Zealand in 1972. Gordy grew up in Otago in New Zealands South Island, and took up cycling as a 14 year old after seeing New Zealand cycling legend Brian Fowler take a silver medal in the 1986 Commonwealth Games road race.
His first race as a schoolboy was far from the winning form that we see today. The event was a 16km team time trial, and Gordy was dropped near the beginning and finished a long way behind his teammates.
Despite his less than glamorous start to racing, Gordy persisted with cycling, developing into one of New Zealand’s own cycling legends earning his qualifications from over 600 race win’s around the world (and still winning).
- Certificate in Sports Training and Development (SIT)
- Certified Training Peaks Coach
- Certificate of Optimal Sports Nutrition
- BikeNZ Level 1 Coach
- New Zealand U19 mens road coach 2012
- Nominated by NZ Olympic Committee for 2010 World fair Play Award
- 2010 Peoples Choice NZ Cyclist of the year
- 2006 New Zealand Road Cyclist of the year
- 5 times New Zealand Elite Road Cycling Champion
- 3 times New Zealand Elite Time Trial Champion
- 2 times Oceania Elite Time Trial Champion
- 1 time Oceania Elite Road race Champion
- 1 time New Zealand Elite Criterium Champion
- Commonwealth Games Time Trial Bronze medalist (Melbourne 2006)
- 2005 Oceania Pro Tour winner
Gordy retired from Elite racing early in 2014, He still compete’s in local and age group races as well as running GMC Coaching, this gives him an insight that most coach’s don’t have, he’s been on both sides of the fence, he’s raced as a pro and had to train whilst running a business and dealing with life and everything that comes with it.
These day’s you’ll find Gordy at the race’s with his coaching hat on helping GMC Coached riders getting ready to race , then he’ll be riding in age group races supporting his coached athletes, coaching them how to race, in the heat of a race.