Australia’s Birdie O’Donnell Sets New One Hour Record

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Bridie O'Donnell broke the world hour distance record for women on Friday, eclipsing the previous one by more than 600 meters. Cycling Australia confirmed on Twitter that O'Donnell had "set a new #UCIHourRecord of 46.882km" for the grueling velodrome event. "I can't believe I broke a world record," the 41-year-old said after … [Read more...]

Australia Looking To Maintain Team Pursuit Dominance At Worlds

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 17, 2015 (AFP) - Australia will be going for a fifth men's team pursuit gold in six years when the Track Cycling World Championships begin near Paris on Wednesday. To help boost their efforts, Jack Bobridge is taking a break from road cycling to try to claim gold on the track. It will be the 25-year-old's first … [Read more...]

Australia Team For 2014 Road World Championships

SYDNEY, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - The Australia team announced Monday for the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21-28: Australia - Men: Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE), Rohan Dennis (BMC), Cadel Evans (BMC), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE), Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), Matt Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE), Michael Matthews … [Read more...]

Australia Review Urges Drug Testing Expansion

SYDNEY, Jan 14, 2013 (AFP) - An independent review of cycling in Australia on Monday recommended that officials extend drug testing and establish an ethics panel in the wake of the doping scandal surrounding US rider Lance Armstrong. The government ordered the report in November after Armstrong was accused of being part of the most sophisticated doping programme in the sport's history … [Read more...]

Australian Team For Track Worlds

MELBOURNE, March 14, 2012 (AFP) - Australia named eight defending champions Wednesday in a strong team to contest the world track cycling championships in Melbourne next month, the last major event before the London Olympics. Anna Meares, at her 10th world titles, and Kaarle McCulloch will be chasing their fourth world crown in the team sprint, while Jack Bobridge is after another double … [Read more...]

Australia 12th Country on Tour de France Win List

Cadel Evans's historic victory on the Tour de France Sunday allowed Australia to become only the 12th nation to be represented on the race's victory list. BMC team leader Evans, a runner-up in 2007 and 2008, ended a five-year Spanish reign on the race when he secured the yellow jersey after the 21st and final stage on the Champs Elysees. He is also only the third non-European to win the … [Read more...]

More Middle Aged Men Crashing Their Bikes More Often

There has been a significant rise in the number of middle-aged men critically injured in bicycle and motorcycle accidents in Australia. The Institute of Health and Welfare has looked at how many drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians were seriously injured in road accidents between 2000 and 2008. It found the number of men between 45 and 64 with life-threatening injuries increased … [Read more...]

Australia To Defend Pursuit Crown Against Russia

APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 23, 2011 - Australia will defend their team pursuit crown against Russia after setting the fastest qualifying time for the 4km event here at the world track cycling championships on Wednesday. An emerging Russian quartet had set the early pace with a time of 4min 00.965sec over 16 laps of the Omnisport Arena, slicing four seconds off their qualifying time … [Read more...]

Aussies Name World-Beating Squad For Track Champs

PARIS, March 1, 2011 - No less than nine defending champions will line up for Australia at the upcoming world track cycling championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Cycling Australia announced Tuesday. Following a painful humbling by Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games, Australia's resurgence as a track power continued apace last year when they topped the medals table at the worlds in … [Read more...]

Aussies Complete Commonwealth Ganes Record Gold Haul

Written by: Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI - All-conquering Australia completed their devastating assault on the Commonwealth Games track cycling medals Friday, ending the week with a record-breaking 12 titles out of 14. In a show of their dominance, they managed a Games record in the men's team sprint despite their lead rider being struck down with the notorious "Delhi belly" stomach virus … [Read more...]