• Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Melissa Hoskins (Getty)
We all know the all-time legend that is Anna Meares - but who are some of the other Aussie athletes representing in Rio on two wheels?
2 Aug 2016 - 2:48 PM  UPDATED 2 Aug 2016 - 2:48 PM

The Aussie cycling team features athletes from four disciplines. There’s the traditional velodrome cycling that’s most closely associated with the sport, as well as the cycling road race, BMX, and mountain bike.

BMX riders Caroline Buchanan and Lauren Reynolds are set to become dual BMX Olympians, while Rebecca Henderson is Australia’s sole female mountain bike rider.

The bulk of the cycling team is made up by track cyclists. Stephanie Morton will join Anna Meares in the Sprint, Team Sprint and Keirin, while the Team Pursuit squad features Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins. Edmondson will also ride the Omnium.

The road cycling team comprises of Gracie Elvin, Katrin Garfoot, Rachel Neylan and Amanda Spratt.

Forget the road to Rio, it’s all about the road in Rio for the Aussie cycling team
Australia’s road cyclists will get a thorough tour of Rio during the gruelling 130km course.


Caroline Buchanan 

Buchanan says her goal for Rio is redemption, in the form of a gold medal.

“The toughest competitor is always yourself. I battled my own mindset and nerves got the better of me in London. Four years on with three more world titles and five more World Cup wins I am a different athlete coming into Rio.”


✌️ See you soon Rio....Next stop Argentina @ucibmxsx World Cup #1 #bmxsupercross #BirzmanTools #BMX #UCIBMXWC #Onyxracing #onyxhubs

A photo posted by Caroline Buchanan🚲 AUS Olympic (@cbuchanan68) on Mar 21, 2016 at 11:16am PDT


Lauren Reynolds


Mountain Biking

Rebecca Henderson

Henderson is taking part in her second Games.

“Last time there was so much focus on just being selected that I didn’t have a plan in place for if I was selected,” she said.

“This time I have been working towards the Olympic Games as one of my main focuses of the season and not had to stress about the selection.”


Track cycling

Anna Meares (apparently she's a big deal or something?)


Stephanie Morton


Ashlee Ankudinoff 

Georgia Baker 


Standard squad pic. #suttosangels #squad #newwheels #fast #fullgas #canride

A photo posted by Georgia Baker (@georgiabaker_) on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:42pm PDT


Annette Edmondson

“The goal is to go out there and win the gold in Rio and we won’t be satisfied with anything less,” Edmondson said.

“We know each other back to front and know if we all time our form to peak on the same day then we will be smoking.”


Melissa Hoskins