Cycling Australia

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Cycling Australia
CA
Cycling Australia logo.png
Sport Cycling
Jurisdiction Australia
Affiliation UCI
Regional affiliation OCC
Headquarters Mascot, New South Wales
President Malcolm Speed
Chief Exec Nick Green
Operating income $16 million
Official website
www.cycling.org.au
Australia

Cycling Australia (CA), the trading name of the Australian Cycling Federation Inc, is the national governing body for bicycle racing in Australia, and represents the interests of affiliated cycling clubs and State federations. It covers the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, BMX. In 2013, Cycling Australia had nearly 50,000 members including Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) and BMX Australia (BMXA) members. [1]

Cycling Australia is a member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Oceanian Cycling Confederation (OCC). Is also recognised by the Australian Government, the Australian Olympic Committee, the Australian Commonwealth Games Federation and the Australian Paralympic Committee.[2]

History[edit]

Under the direction of Charlie Walsh at the Australian Institute of Sport and national cycling coach from 1980 to 2001, Australia's international cycling performance ranking moved from between 20 and 30 in track cycling in the world, to the number one ranked nation in 1993 and 1994, and placed third at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

The national coaching team of Shayne Bannan, Martin Barras, Ian McKenzie and Neil Stephens built on this foundation to take Australia to the leading nation in track cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

In late 2011, federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy called for an investigation into Cycling Australia. A review by Justice James Wood produced a 95-page report which described the organisation's set-up as outdated and complicated.[3] In 2012, the national coach Matt White was sacked due to his admissions regarding performance-enhancing drugs. Stephen Hodge stepped down as vice-president for similar reasons following the publicity surrounding the Lance Armstrong doping allegations.[3]

Departments[edit]

Cycling Australia 8 operation departments.[4]

  • High Performance Unit (HPU)
  • Para-Cycling Program
  • General Operations
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Commercial & Events
  • Coaching & Development
  • Participation
  • Sport

Commissions[edit]

Cycling Australia has 9 advisory and planning commissions.[4]

  • Road Commission
  • Track Commission
  • Master Commission
  • Para-cycling Commission
  • Cyclo-Cross Commission
  • Coaching Commission
  • Technical Commission & Officiating
  • Athletes Commission
  • Women's Commission

Affiliates[edit]

Cycling Australia is affiliated with following: [4]

State associations[edit]

There is a bicycle racing body in each Australian state and territory:[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 CA Annual Report, p7
  2. ^ Australia website May 2014
  3. ^ a b Samantha Lane (15 January 2013). "Cycling body to act on drugs review". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Cycling Australia Annual Report 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. ^ State associations

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