• Alexandra Green (Australian Paralympic Committee)Source: Australian Paralympic Committee
The Australian Paralympic Cycling team for Rio could be the strongest we’ve ever assembled.
Erin Byrnes

6 Jun 2016 - 1:53 PM  UPDATED 6 Jun 2016 - 1:53 PM

13 athletes and 3 sighted pilots have been selected for the Australian Paralympic Cycling team, with 7 of the riders women. 

The group will be spearheaded by reigning Paralympic champion Sue Powell, with Chef de Mission of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team Kate McLoughlin saying it’s one of the strongest squads we’ve ever produced.

“The talent on this team is enormous, which is evident in the fact that nearly every athlete has won either a Paralympic or World Championship medal,” McLoughlin said.

49-year-old Sue Powell couldn’t be happier represent her country again.

“I still get goosebumps when I see my footage from my gold medal final in the pursuit from London,” she said.

“I get feelings of pride, relief and awe of what can be accomplished when you really commit 100 per cent to something.”

The Squad

Jessica Gallagher - Seddon, VIC

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Madison Janssen (pilot for Jessica Gallagher) – Lilydale, VIC

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Carol Cooke - Northcote, VIC

Simone Kennedy, Ryde, NSW

Alexandra Lisney (nee Green) - Mosman, NSW

Sue Powell - Melba, ACT

Amanda Reid – Menai, NSW