Leigh Egan - Profile
Leigh Egan was known around the track as "The Master" of BMX. A towering figure, there was no mistaking Leigh Egan, on or off the track. Leigh began racing in his home town of Shepparton in northern Victoria, as soon as the Shepparton BMX club formed in 1981. With almost immediate success, Leigh began dominating his age class and by 1984 won dual World titles. At the 1984 IBMXF World Titles, Leigh would not only win the 17 boys, but also the Open Mens Classes. Leigh Egan was effectively Australia's first "Elite Men" World Champion.
In the subsequent years, Leigh Egan would dominate the Australian BMX scene, becoming the first to officially win 3 Open Mens titles in a row. He was regarded by many of his competitors as the "toughest" in a generation.
Name: Leigh Egan
Born: 23 May 1964
Year Started Racing BMX: 1981
Clubs and Affiliations: Shepparton BMX Club, VBMXA, ABMXA
1982: #2 Victoria, 15 CLASS
1983: #1 Victoria, 16 CLASS
1984: #1 Victoria 17 CLASS, #8 Australia OPEN CLASS, #1 World 14+ OPEN, #1 World 17 CLASS
1985: #1 Victoria OPEN CLASS, #1 Victoria PRO CLASS, #1 Australia OPEN CLASS, #2 Australia SUPERCLASS
1986: #1 Victoria OPEN CLASS, #1 Victoria PRO CLASS, #1 Australia OPEN CLASS, #1 Australia PROCLASS
1987: #1 Victoria OPEN CLASS, #1 Victoria PRO CLASS, #1 Australia OPEN CLASS, #4 Australia PROCLASS
1988: #1V OPEN CLASS, #3A PRO CLASS
1989 - Retired from racing.
1992 - Inducted into VBMXA Hall Of Fame
2016 - Inducted into the Australian BMX Hall Of Fame
1981-82 - Morries Sports
1982-84 - Cross Rider (Graycross Industries)
1984-88 - GT Bicycles Factory Team
1988-89 - CASSAP, Zeronine Factory Team