Kimberley Wells

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Kimberley Wells
Kimberley Wells.jpg
Wells after winning her 2nd national title in Ballarat (January 2015)
Personal information
NicknameWombat
Born (1985-07-18) 18 July 1985 (age 33)
Coonamble, Australia
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeCycling sprinter[1]
Amateur team(s)
2012Specialized Women SA
2013-14Specialized Securitor & Roxsolt
Professional team(s)
2013Team Fearless Femmes[2]
2014Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
2015High 5 Dream Team [3]
2016Colavita Bianchi [4]
2017-Holden Women's Racing
Major wins
Australian National Criterium Championships 2013 & 2015

Kimberley Wells (born 18 July 1985) is an Australian racing cyclist [5] who has represented Australia in the United States,[6] Middle East and Europe.

Kimberley is an aggressive road sprinter and prolific winner, despite this she has been unable to secure a permanent spot in Australian Elite cycling teams under the currently unsuccessful selection policy.[7][8]

Kimberley was the 2015 Amy Gillet Foundation scholarship holder.[9] Kimberley has won two Australian National Criterium titles, her second coming after a coming back from a difficult year of illness and injury.[10]

Kimberley was coached by the 2004 Athens Olympics road race Gold Medalist, Sara Carrigan[11] and later by Stu Shaw, the husband of Orica-AIS cyclist, Gracie Elvin. She took up cycling seriously at university in 2003 after previously competing at a State level in Cricket and Soccer.

Outside of professional cycling, Kimberley is a medical doctor, currently working at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), specializing as a sports physician with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.

Major Results[edit]

2018[edit]

3rd Australian National Criterium Championships

2016[edit]

1st Grand Prix Gatineau (1.1)[5]

1st Stage 4 Santos Women's Tour

2nd GP Lazzeratti Roma (1.2)[5]

2015[edit]

1st Australian National Criterium Championships

1st Stage 2 Trophee D'Or Feminin (2.2)

2nd Stage 1 L'Ardeche Tour (2.2)

3rd Stage 2 La Route de France (2.2)

2013[edit]

1st Australian National Criterium Championships

1st Overall Winner of Santos Women's Cup

1st Santos Women's Cup Stage 1

1st Santos Women's Cup Stage 3

2nd Santos Women's Cup Stage 2

Palmarès[edit]

2018
2017
2016
  • 1st - Grand Prix Gatineau (UCI 1.1) [13]
  • 2nd GP Lazzeratti Roma (UCI 1.2) [14]
  • 1st - stage 4 Santos Women's tour (UCI 2.2) [15]
  • 1st - Stage 2 Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic [16]
  • 1st Giro di Burnaby BC Superweek
  • 2nd Gastown GP BC Superweek
  • 2nd Port Colquitlam BC Superweek
  • 8th Overall - Santos Women's Tour[17]
2015
2014
  • 1st SKCC Supercrit
  • 1st Launceston Cycling Classic
  • 1st Noosa GP
Oceania Track Championships
2nd Scratch Race
3rd Team Pursuit (with Emily McRedmond, Alexandria Nicholls and Allison Rice)
2013
  • Champion Australian National Criterium Championships
  • 3rd Overall Mitchleton Bay Cycling Classic
  • 1st Mitchleton Bay Cycling Classic stage 1 - Geelong
  • 3rd Mitchleton Bay Cycling Classic stage 3 - Williamstown
  • 1st Overall Santos Women’s Cup
  • 1st Santos Women’s Cup - Stage 1
  • 2nd Santos Women’s Cup - Stage 2
  • 1st Santos Women’s Cup - Stage 3
  • 1st San Rafael Twilight Criterium, guest riding for Exergy2016
  • 1st Boise Twilight Criterium (NCC)
  • Overall Winner Xcel Energy Sprinters Jersey, Nature Valley Stage Race (NRC) guest riding for Colavita Fine Cooking Pro Cycling
  • 3rd Nature Valley Stage Race - Menomonie 133 km road race
  • 2nd Chris Thater Memorial Race
  • 1st Tour de Elk Grove (NRC) - Stage 3
  • 1st Tour of America’s Dairylands (ToAD) - Shorewood Criterium (NCC)
  • 1st East Troy Criterium (NCC)
  • 1st Tour de Somerville, 70th annual Women’s Kugler Open Criterium
  • 1st Mopro Tour de Grove Criteriums, St Louis
  • 3rd Tour de Grove, St Louis
  • 3rd USA Crits Speedweek Criterium Series Roswell
  • 2nd USA Crits Speedweek Criterium Series Walterboro
  • 2nd USA Crits Speedweek Criterium Series Spartanburg
  • 3rd N.O.D.A. GP Criterium, North Carolina
  • 1st Ron Van Mullica 105 km Handicap RR
2012
  • 1st Cronulla GP
  • 2nd Battle on the Border (Qld) - Tweed Road Race, Stg3
  • 3rd Battle on the Border (Qld) - Criterium
  • 3rd Santos North Western Tour (NSW) - Criterium
  • 1st Santos North Western Tour (NSW) - Coonabarabran to Gunnedah, Stg4
  • 3rd Goldfields Tour, Ballarat (Vic) - Criterium
  • 1st NSW Grand Prix Criterium Series - Cronulla
  • Sprinters Jersey Classification: Overall Winner - Tour of Bright (Vic)
  • 1st Overall Gold Coast Festival of Cycling, Sara Carrigan Shield
  • 1st Sprinters Jersey Classification Gold Coast Festival of Cycling, Sara Carrigan Shield
  • 1st Overall Tour de Femme, ACT
  • 2nd Menzies Classic Handicap (WA)
  • 3rd ACT Criterium Championships
2011
  • 1st Overall Tour de Femme, ACT

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Polkinghorne (12 April 2015). "Kimberley Wells wins back-to-back stages in Adelaide Tour". canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Kimberley Wells USA Cycling Results". usacycling.org. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Kimberley Wells High 5 Dream Team". high5dreamteam.com. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Kimberley Wells signs for Colavita Bianchi". www.teamcolavita.com. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Kimberley Wells". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  6. ^ "Kimberley Wells, Eamon Lucas win 2013 San Rafael Twilight Criterium". Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  7. ^ Lane, Samantha (2016-08-17). "Hurting, set for forensic review, Australian cycling left to pick up pieces". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  8. ^ "Swimming made a bigger splash, but our cyclists need a blowtorch too". The Roar. 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  9. ^ Braverman, Jessi (18 May 2015). "Wells awarded 10th Amy Gillett scholarship". cyclingtips.com.au. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  10. ^ Vaughan, Roger (2015-01-07). "Canberra's Kimberley Wells reclaims criterium cycling title". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  11. ^ "Wells wins Australian road title". ABC News. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  12. ^ sbs cycling (13 March 2018). "Innovative tour of Gippsland ends with Wells and Welsford Triumphant". sbs.com.au. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  13. ^ Cyclingnews (2 June 2016). "Wells wins Grand Prix de Gatineau". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  14. ^ Pro Cycling Stats (25 April 2016). "GP Lazeratti Roma results". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  15. ^ Tour Down Under (22 January 2016). "Kimberley Wells Wins Stage 4, Katrin Garfoot Takes Out 2016 Santos Women's Tour". tourdownunder.com. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  16. ^ High5 Dream Team (3 January 2016). "Kimberley Wells wins 2016 Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic stage 2". high5dreamteam.com. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  17. ^ Braverman, Jessi (19 January 2016). "Katrin Garfoot wins the Santos Women's Tour". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  18. ^ Reece Homfray (19 January 2016). "Tour Down Under 2016: Kimberley Wells wins final stage criterium". adelaidenow.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  19. ^ Laura Beavis (6 December 2015). "Anthony Giacoppo takes Launceston's Stan Seijka Cycling Classic". abc.net.au. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  20. ^ "2015 Trophée d'Or Féminin". pelotonwatch.com. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  21. ^ Jessi Braverman (12 August 2015). "Nature break breakaways and European podiums: Kimberley Wells on Route de France stage two". cyclingtips.com.au. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  22. ^ Richard Cooke (7 March 2015). "Back in the saddle: Kimberley Wells, 29, cyclist". thesaturdaypaper.com.au. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Bay Crits Stage 4 Results Elite Women". Retrieved 31 July 2015.

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