Dave Lettieri - Inducted 2010

From Melbourne, Ian “The General” Jackson was the first of many Australians to make the T-Town Velodrome his home. After racing in Belgium for three years, the rugged 22-year old quickly became a Velodrome crowd favorite. His cunning and speed earned him repeated wins on the track in 1975 through 1984, including the 1984 Madison Cup victory with teammate Jeff “The Rocket” Rutter. In 1981, Ian turned pro for America’s Panasonic/Shimano team where his winning style and Aussie accent made him an ideal spokesman for the renewal of pro cycling in America. In addition to his countless victories on the track, Ian won some of the most prestigious American road races and criteriums of the era. After retiring from pro racing, Ian served as the Veldorome’s Technical Director from 1985 to 1987. He continued to race competitively, winning two Masters National Road Championships in 1988 and 1998.

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