Luke Parker (cyclist)

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Parker Luke
Personal information
Full name Luke Parker
Born (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 21)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Team information
Current team Victorian Institute of Sport
Discipline Road Cycling/Track Cycling
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Major wins
2012 Austral Wheel Race
Infobox last updated on
21 March 2012

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Luke Parker (born 21 October 1993) is an Australian cyclist currently living in Ormond, Victoria.[1] In March 2012, he was the winner of Australia's most prestigious Track cycling event, the Austral Wheel Race.[2] Representing Australia, he previously competed at the 2011 UCI Junior World Track Championships in Moscow, Russia, where he and the team achieved 4th place in the Team Sprint event.[3]

Parker currently rides with the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Parker attends Australian Catholic University (ACU)[4] in Melbourne, Victoria and is studying for a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.[citation needed]

Cycling History[edit]

In 2006, Parker took up cycling and joined Carnegie Caulfield, his local cycling club.[5] Shortly after, in 2007, he gained entry into The Australian Sports Commission's National Talent ID Program (NTID), designed to foster young talent in cycling.[citation needed]

In 2010, he was awarded a VIS scholarship.[1]

Cycling Records[edit]

Best Overall Records[edit]

  • Australian Record Holder, U19 Flying 200m in a time of 10.165 seconds - Moscow, Russia[1]
  • 2011 Australian Championship & All Comers Record, Team Sprint - 46.457 sec on 06.02.2011 - Sydney, NSW[6]

Luke Parker, Jacob Schmid, Jaron Gardiner

2009[edit]

(Luke Parker, Evan Hull, Jaron Gardiner)

2010[edit]

(Luke Parker, Nathan Corrigan-Martella, Maddison Hammond)

2011[edit]

(Luke Parker, Timothy McMillan, Rick Sanders)

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

External links[edit]

Luke Parker on Twitter

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Luke Parker". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ Saturday, 17 March 2012 (2012-03-17). "Edmondson and Parker the stars of the 2012 Austral". Vic.cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  3. ^ Tuesday, 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15). "Australian team for Junior Track Worlds". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/our_campuses/melbourne_campus/
  5. ^ "Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club". Carnegiecycling.com.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  6. ^ Cycling Australia, Sunday, 6 February 2011 (2011-02-06). "Perkins wins keirin - J19 take team sprint gold". Vic.cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  7. ^ "CSV 08/09 Results - Victorian Junior Track C'ships - Sprint". Vic.cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  8. ^ "CSV 08/09 Results - Victorian Junior Track C'ships TT". Vic.cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  9. ^ "2009 Australian Junior Track Championships Results - JM17 Team Sprint Final". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  10. ^ "2010 Australian Track Cycling Championships - JM19 Team Sprint". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  11. ^ "2011 Scody Cycling Australia Track National Championships - JM19 Team Sprint". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  12. ^ "2011 Scody Cycling Australia Track National Championships - JM19 Sprint". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  13. ^ "2011 Scody Cycling Australia Track National Championships - JM19 Keirin". Cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  14. ^ a b Saturday, 17 March 2012 (2012-03-17). "Edmondson and Parker the stars of the 2012 Austral". Vic.cycling.org.au. Retrieved 2012-09-21.