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Brown gets an Oscar

The wife of Rabobank's Graeme Brown, Hayley, gave birth to the pair's first child on Thursday night - Andy Oscar Brown. The addition to the Brown family came at 18:25 on Thursday night in a Perth, Australia, hospital with reports from Graeme's parents saying both Hayley and Andy are doing well.

Unlike his sprinting ace father, Andy didn't blast into the world in any great hurry. Instead he was five days overdue, with Graeme returning to Perth two weeks ago in anticipation of his first son's birth.

Graeme will leave Australia tomorrow to join his Australian colleagues at an Olympic training camp. The rider burst onto the cycling scene in 1997 when he claimed the Junior World Cycling Championship title in Capetown, South Africa at just 18. Since then he has built a reputation as a strong sprinter, and claimed two Olympic Games gold medals at the 2004 edition in Athens, Greece.

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