|Full name||Michael Barry|
|Date of birth||December 18, 1975|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (150 lb)|
|Current team||Team Sky|
|Giro d'Italia, 1 Stage TTT
Vuelta a España, 1 Stage TTT
Points Classification Tour of Austria (2005)
|Infobox last updated on:|
|December 24, 2007
1 Team names given are those prevailing
Michael Barry (born December 18, 1975) is a Canadian professional road racing cyclist for UCI ProTour team Team Sky. Previous to this, he spent several years with the Discovery Channel. He also raced of the Saturn Cycling Team for a number of years before going to US Postal Service/Discovery. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. His father, Michael (Mike) Barry Sr., was a racer himself in England in the 1950s, who until 2006 ran a specialty bike store and manufactured a line of hand-made bicycle frames under his own Mariposa brand. As a result, the younger Barry grew up in a cycling-intense environment, and started racing at a very young age. He has been a professional since 1998. He has spent many years on the Canadian National Team during the early years of his career. His wife is 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Dede Demet Barry. They have 2 children. Barry has raced in 5 Vuelta a Espanas and 3 Giro d'Italias but in 2007 had to abandon the Giro due to health issues, which put him out most of the season.
In 2005 he wrote the book: Inside the Postal Bus, about his experiences at US Postal and the 2004 season whilst riding in support of Lance Armstrong. He and his wife also wrote a training book. He also writes diary entries during his cycling season. In 2010, he is publishing a third book.
He is generally considered a support rider, or domestique, helping the team leaders win races.
At the 2006 Ronde van Vlaanderen, Barry went down extremely hard in a crash, suffering severe facial cuts and lacerations and also fracturing some vertebrae.