Bridie O'Donnell

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Dr Bridie O'Donnell
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O'Donnell in 2012
Personal information
Born (1974-04-29) 29 April 1974 (age 44)
Australia
Team information
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional team(s)
2010Team Valdarno Umbria
2011Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Ghezzi
Major wins
Hour record 46.882 km (22 January 2016)

Dr Bridie O'Donnell (born 29 April 1974) is a road cyclist from Australia. She represented her nation at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 UCI Road World Championships.[1]

O'Donnell was an assistant orthopaedic surgeon before taking up cycling,[2] and later returned to medicine to work in health assessment.[3][4]

On 22 January 2016 O'Donnell broke the Women’s UCI Hour Record at the Adelaide Super-Drome. She rode 46.882 kilometres, exceeding the distance set by Molly Shaffer Van Houweling the previous September by 609 metres.[5]

Work life[edit]

Dr O'Donnell is a medical doctor, graduating from the University of Queensland's school of medicine in 1998 and is the current head of the Office for Woman in Sport and Recreation for the Victorian State Government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridie O'Donnell". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Bridie O'Donnell gearing up for a new career | Herald Sun". www.heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  3. ^ "What it's like to be a top-level sportswoman". Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  4. ^ "About Epworth HealthCheck". www.epworth.org.au. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  5. ^ "Bridie O'Donnell breaks Women's UCI Hour Record". UCI. 22 January 2016.

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