of the Year
Awards in all
Cyclist of the Year
Anna Meares OAM - Meares overcame a career threatening back injury to
post a winning ride in the 500m time trial at the Commonwealth Games in
Melbourne where she also picked up silver in the sprint. She won the sprint
at the Sydney round of the World Cup and at the World Titles posted the
second fastest 500m time to claim silver. She is also the reigning
Oceania Champion in the sprint and time trial.
Female Road Cyclist of the Year
Oenone Wood - Wood began the season with her third straight overall
victory in the Geelong Tour and a month later was celebrating gold in the
time trial at the Commonwealth Games. In the road race in Melbourne she led
home the main bunch to clinch a silver medal. Oenone also celebrated a stage
win in the Tour de l’Aude in France.
Female BMX Cyclist of the Year
Renee Junga - Junga topped the UCI Continental rankings for 2006 and
reached the semi finals at the World Championships. She is Australia’s top
ranked female on the World Standings in sixth position.
Female MTB Cyclist of the Year
Katrina Miller - Miller's final year of international competition saw
her again challenging on the international stage. She won the 4X at the Mont
St Anne World Cup (CAN) and was second in both the German and Brazilian
rounds to finish the Series ranked fourth overall.
Masters Cyclist of the Year
Lorraine Schutz (Masters 5) - Schutz is the reigning road time trial
World Champion and the Australian Champion in the individual pursuit. She
also claimed silver in the road time trial and bronze in the road race at
the Australian Championships.
Toyota Female AWD Cyclist of the Year
Lindy Hou OAM & pilots Toireasa Gallagher & Janelle
- Hou and Gallagher returned from the World Championships in Switzerland
with new rainbow jerseys after victories in the pursuit on the track and in
the road race. Earlier in the year Hou teamed with Lindsay to win gold at
the Australian Track Championships in the time trial and sprint.
Sportscover Junior Female BMX Cyclist of the Year
Melissa Mankowski - Mankowski was a finalist in the Junior Championship
Class at the World Championships where she finished fourth. She also topped
the UCI Continental rankings and claimed the gold medal at the National
Sportscover Junior Female MTB Cyclist of the Year
Tracey Hannah - Hannah had an exceptional year in 2006. She was the
series champion and won up two rounds in the elite division of the NORBA
series and ended her season with a gold medal winning ride to be crowned
Junior Women’s Downhill World Champion.
Sportscover Junior Female Track Cyclist of the Year
Tess Downing - Downing claimed bronze in the scratch race at the World
Championships where she also finished fifth in the points race and sixth in
the pursuit. She was named Champion of Champions at the Nationals where she
claimed three gold and a silver medal.
Sportscover Junior Female Road Cyclist of the Year
Peta Mullens - Mullens took out overall honours in the National Series
and scored three silver medals at the Australian Championships in the road
race, time trial and criterium.
National Road Series Champion
Female - Vicki Whitelaw
Australian Club Premiership
Midlands Club - WA
Norm Gailey Trophy
New South Wales
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