EMBARGO RELEASE To be announced online / distributed to media by AusCycling at 2pm AEDT Tuesday 12 January.
Australian Cycling Team Athlete Memberships 2020/2021

AusCycling is pleased to confirm the athletes who will receive memberships to the Australian Cycling Team for 2021.  

Significantly, the 2021 memberships are the first to be announced under the banner of AusCycling. Formed in November 2020, AusCycling represents all cycling disciplines and riders throughout Australia from club, recreational and commuter riders through to the Australian Cycling Team. 

Memberships to the Team are limited and are only provided to athletes who have achieved, or have the potential to achieve, success at the highest level with 65 athletes confirmed across the disciplines of BMX Freestyle (3), BMX Racing (4), Mountain Bike Cross Country (1), Para-cycling (15), Road (13), Track Sprint and Endurance (15), and Podium Potential Academy (14). 

Athletes are categorised as Podium, Podium Ready and Podium Potential based on their current level of performance, and their future potential to achieve Podium Performances in Olympic events at major championships. Support for the athletes varies according to the discipline.  About the Australian Cycling Team Pathway 

Memberships are reviewed annually following the pinnacle event for the year, which for 2020 was to be the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the COVID-19 Pandemic causing significant disruptions and cancellations to the 2020 sporting calendar, the pinnacle event for 2021 will be the rescheduled Tokyo Games. 

The Podium Potential Academy, now into its third year of operation, will focus on the long-term development of Track Sprint and Endurance athletes and success at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond. 

Also underpinning the Team is the national High-Performance Network of state institutes and academies which play a vital role in the athlete pathway by identifying and supporting a further crop of nearly 100 categorised Emerging and Developing athletes across Australia. 

Simon Jones - Performance Director, Australian Cycling Team

"I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the selected athletes, as places in the Australian Cycling Team are limited and this often means making hard decisions. To the athletes not selected, we encourage you to keep pushing and be ready for opportunities as we do review the memberships annually."

"2020 showed us that we must take our opportunities when we can, to be agile, to be resilient, and that change is a certainty. While 2021 is likely to be very similar, we remain optimistic about the future."

"Looking ahead, 2022 will be very exciting as we will have a home Road World Championships in Wollongong and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Then in 2023, the first World Championships of cycling that integrates all disciplines of Para-cycling, BMX, Road, MTB and Track into a festival of cycling over two weeks."

About the Australian Cycling Team

The Australian Cycling Team (ACT) comprises athletes, coaches and performance support staff in Olympic and Paralympic cycling disciplines, underpinned by Australia's State and Territory High-Performance Network. Principal partners include the Australian Institute of Sport and Santini.

The ACT is part of AusCycling, the peak body for cycling in Australia. AusCycling is affiliated with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and partners with the Australian Olympic Committee; Commonwealth Games Australia and Paralympics Australia.

A full list of partners and supporters can be found here.

Athlete Memberships 2020/2021  

BMX Racing         
Agreement Period: 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021      
Lauren Reynolds   WA   Podium Ready  
Anthony Dean   SA   Podium Ready  
Saya Sakakibara   NSW   Podium Ready  
Isaac Kennedy   QLD   Podium Potential  
BMX Freestyle       
Agreement Period: 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021      
Logan Martin   QLD   Podium  
Brandon Loupos   NSW   Podium  
Natalya Diehm   QLD   Podium Potential  
MTB Cross-country      
Agreement Period: 1 January 2021 - 31 July 2021      
Rebecca McConnell   ACT   Podium  
Agreement Period:  1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021      
Carol Cooke (Road)   VIC   Podium  
Alistair Donohoe (Road/Track)   VIC   Podium  
David Nicholas (Track/Road)   QLD   Podium  
Stuart Tripp (Road)   VIC   Podium Ready  
Amanda Reid (Track)   NSW   Podium  
Hannah Macdougall (Road)   VIC   Podium  
Grant Allen (Road)   SA   Podium Ready  
Paige Greco (Track/Road)   SA   Podium  
Darren Hicks (Road/Track)   SA   Podium  
Meg Lemon (Road/Track)   SA   Podium  
Emily Petricola (Track/Road)   VIC   Podium  
Emilie Miller (Road)   NSW   Podium  
Gordon Allan (Track)   NSW   Podium   
Stuart Jones (Road)   NSW   Podium  
Kaitlyn Schurmann (Road)   VIC   Podium  
Women's Road       
Agreement Period: 1 January - 31 December 2021      
Amanda Spratt   NSW   Podium  
Brodie Chapman   VIC   Podium Ready  
Grace Brown   VIC   Podium Ready  
Sarah Roy   NSW   Podium Ready  
Chloe Hosking   ACT   Podium Ready  
Lucy Kennedy   QLD   Podium Ready  
Sarah Gigante   VIC   Podium Potential  
Men's Road       
Agreement Period: 1 January - 31 December 2021      
Rohan Dennis   SA   Podium  
Michael Matthews   ACT   Podium  
Caleb Ewan   NSW   Podium Ready  
Jack Haig   VIC   Podium Ready  
Simon Clarke   VIC   Podium Ready  
Richie Porte   TAS   Podium Ready  
Women's Track Endurance    
Agreement Period: 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021      
Ashlee Ankudinoff   NSW   Podium  
Georgia Baker   TAS   Podium  
Annette Edmondson   SA   Podium  
Alexandra Manly   SA   Podium  
Maeve Plouffe   SA   Podium  
Men's Track Endurance       
Agreement Period: 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021      
Cameron Meyer   WA   Podium  
Kelland O'Brien   VIC   Podium  
Alexander Porter   SA   Podium  
Leigh Howard   VIC   Podium  
Samuel Welsford    WA   Podium  
Lucas Plapp   VIC   Podium  
Women's Track Sprint      
Agreement Period: 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021      
Kaarle McCulloch   NSW   Podium  
Men's Track Sprint        
Agreement Period: 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021      
Matthew Glaetzer   SA   Podium  
Nathan Hart   ACT   Podium  
Matthew Richardson   WA   Podium  
Agreement Period: 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021      
Alexandra Martin-Wallace   QLD   Podium Potential   
Sophie Edwards   SA   Podium Potential   
Ruby Roseman-Gannon   VIC   Podium Potential   
Lauren Perry    TAS   Podium Potential   
Chloe Moran   SA   Podium Potential   
Conor Leahy    WA   Podium Potential   
Joshua Duffy    TAS   Podium Potential   
Graeme Frislie    VIC   Podium Potential   
James Moriarty    QLD   Podium Potential   
Jensen Plowright    VIC   Podium Potential   
James Brister    SA   Podium Potential   
Tom Cornish    NSW   Podium Potential   
Leigh Hoffman    SA   Podium Potential   
Kristina Clonan    QLD   Podium Potential   

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Amy McCann​ | AusCycling - Media Communications Manager
E amy.mccann@auscycling.org.au P +61390990655 
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