Annette Edmondson

Annette Edmondson (born 12 December 1991) is an Australian former cyclist who competed on the track with Cycling Australia's High Performance Unit (HPU). She also competed on the road for the Wiggle High5 team between 2015 and 2018.

Annette Edmondson
Annette Edmondson (AUS) 2018.jpg
Edmondson in 2018
Personal information
NicknameNettie
Born (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 30)
Adelaide, Australia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamNorwood CC
Disciplines
  • Track
  • Road
RoleRider
Rider type
  • Endurance (Track)
  • Sprinter (Road)
Amateur teams
2007–Norwood CC
2011AIS Women's Track Endurance
Professional teams
2012–2013Team Jayco-AIS
2013–2014Orica–AIS
2015–2018Wiggle–Honda
Major wins
Tour of Chongming Island (2013)
Pajot Hills Classic (2017)

Her greatest successes were the three gold medals she won at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the omnium and team pursuit,[1] a competition in which she also secured further silver medals in the omnium (2012) and team pursuit (2012 and 2013). Edmondson also competed in the London 2012 Olympics, securing a bronze medal for Australia in the women's Omnium[1] and finishing in fourth place in the Team pursuit. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games she claimed a silver in the individual pursuit and a gold in the scratch race, her first gold medal at an international level and her first Commonwealth title. In addition, she has competed at the National Track Championships with gold medal results at an elite level since 2012 in multiple disciplines.

Early lifeEdit

Edmondson was born in Adelaide, but due to her parents' careers at Royal Dutch Shell, she spent the early part of her childhood living in Malaysia, Oman and the Netherlands. However, when she was six, the family returned to her father's native land of Australia.

She attended the Victor Harbor Primary School, south of Adelaide, South Australia, later moving to St John's Grammar School in the Adelaide Hills where she took up numerous pursuits, including soccer and athletics.

CareerEdit

When she was 13, the South Australian Sports Institute visited her school and she was identified as having the physical attributes to have a potential career in cycling. After a year in the Talent Search Program, her first major win came at the 2006 National Junior Track Championships where she won two bronze medals in the Under 17 500m Time Trial and Sprint. From that point, she began to specialise in sprint cycling and as a junior won sprint events at a National and Oceania level.

In 2010, she took part in her first elite level National Championships finishing with silvers in the Team sprint, Keirin and 500m TT as well as a bronze in the Individual sprint.

However, Edmondson began to lose interest in the sport and took a break from cycling. In spite of her doubt, she returned to training just four months later, but she wanted a change and therefore made the switch from sprint to endurance cycling. Eight months later, she had successfully made the switch by becoming the Australian Omnium and Scratch Race champion.

Her first World Championships came in 2012 at the UCI World Championships in Melbourne in which she achieved silver in both the Omnium and Team Pursuit. These results helped her secure a place in the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.

In London, she took part in two events of the Olympic Track Cycling Schedule. In the Team Pursuit, the Australian squad secured 4th place, missing out on the bronze medal. It was her effort and performance in the 6 events of the Omnium which resulted in her claiming the bronze medal.

After the Olympics, in 2013, she signed a professional road contract with Orica-AIS, in her first season with the team, she secured a major victory taking 1st overall in the Tour of Chongming Island. Her and teammates took 3rd in the 2013 World Road Race Championships TTT in Florence, Italy.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Edmondson claimed a silver in the Individual Pursuit along with fellow athlete Amy Cure who took a bronze in the event. On the 3rd day of competition (26 July 2014), Edmondson took part in the 10 km Scratch Race, where she raced to victory taking her 1st Commonwealth Games Gold Medal and again fellow athlete Amy Cure also succeeded coming out with a silver medal from the event.

On 22 October 2014, Wiggle–Honda announced that Edmondson had signed with the team for the 2015 season,[2] where she remained until the team disbanded at the end of the 2018 season.

Edmondson qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She was a member of the Women's pursuit team. The team consisting of Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Annette Edmondson, Alexandra Manly, Maeve Plouffe finished fifth.[3]

Edmondson retired from competition after the conclusion of the 2021 UCI Track Champions League in December of that year, having finished third in the women's endurance standings.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Edmondson has also had an interest in charity work from a young age. Her first recognition of her work came in 2007 in which she became "Make Indigenous Poverty History Youth Ambassador for SA". Since then, she has made personal visits to deprived areas, such as parts of Indonesia to give up her time as volunteer. She is fluent in Indonesian.[4]

Edmondson has two brothers; her younger brother Alex Edmondson is also a professional cyclist.[5]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2007
Oceania Junior Track Championships
1st   Sprint
1st   Team sprint (with Chloe Hosking)
1st   Scratch
3rd   Keirin, Oceania Track Championships
2008
National Junior Track Championships
1st   500m time trial
1st   Sprint
1st   Keirin
2nd   Sprint, UCI Junior Track World Championships
3rd Team sprint, National Track Championships
2009
National Junior Track Championships
1st   Sprint
1st   Scratch
1st   500m time trial
2nd Keirin
3rd   Keirin, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2010
National Track Championships
2nd Team sprint
2nd Keirin
2nd 500m time trial
3rd Sprint
2011
National Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Scratch
3rd Team pursuit
2012
National Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Points race
2nd Scratch
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd   Omnium
2nd   Team pursuit
3rd   Omnium, Olympic Games
2013
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Omnium
2nd   Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Points race
1st   Scratch
1st 6 Giorni delle Rose Omnium
1st Invercargill Scratch race
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd   Team pursuit
3rd   Individual pursuit
3rd   Omnium
2014
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Omnium
Commonwealth Games
1st   Scratch
2nd   Individual pursuit
National Track Championships
1st   Scratch
1st   Points race
1st   Omnium
1st   Madison (with Jessica Mundy)
2nd Individual pursuit
3rd Team pursuit
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
3rd   Omnium
3rd   Team pursuit
2015
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Omnium, Oceania Track Championships
1st Omnium, South Australian Grand Prix
1st Omnium, Super Drome Cup
1st Madison, Austral (with Julie Leth)
National Track Championships
1st   Madison (with Jessica Mundy)
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
2016
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit (with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Alexandra Manly)
1st   Madison (with Amy Cure)
National Track Championships
1st   Scratch[6]
1st   Points race[6]
2018
Commonwealth Games
1st   Team pursuit (with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Alexandra Manly)
3rd   Individual pursuit
National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit (with Breanna Hargrave, Alexandra Manly, and Maeve Plouffe)
2nd Madison (with Alexandra Manly)
2019
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2021
3rd Endurance classification UCI Track Cycling Champions League

RoadEdit

2011
8th Road race, Oceania Road Championships
2012
National Road Championships
2nd Under-23 criterium
3rd Criterium
8th Road race, Oceania Road Championships
2013
1st Overall Tour of Chongming Island
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 4 Belgium Tour
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
9th Dwars door de Westhoek
2014
1st Points classification Adelaide Tour
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2015
1st   Sprints classification Women's Tour Down Under
4th RideLondon Grand Prix[7]
7th Overall BeNe Ladies Tour
2016
1st Stage 2 Women's Tour Down Under[8]
2017
1st Pajot Hills Classic[9]
3rd Overall BeNe Ladies Tour
1st Prologue
10th Overall Tour of Chongming Island
2018
1st Towards Zero Race Melbourne
1st Stage 1 Women's Tour Down Under
2019
4th Dwars door de Westhoek
2021
National Road Championships
1st   Criterium

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "VN news ticker: Annette Edmondson announces retirement, Alpecin-Fenix signs Jakub Mareczko". VeloNews. 6 December 2021. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Edmonson signs for Wiggle-Honda". cyclingnews.com. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021". The Roar. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Annette Edmondson". Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Australia's silver siblings Annette and Alex Edmondson step up at Commonwealth Games". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 25 July 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Moolman-Pasio skips South African time trial defense due to illness, Venter claims title – Women's News Shorts". cyclingnews.com. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Laura Trott misses out in RideLondon Grand Prix". Sky Sports. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  8. ^ Braverman, Jessi (17 January 2016). "Nettie Edmondson steals the show with Santos Women's Tour stage two win". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Nettie Edmondson takes powerful sprint victory in Pajot Hills Classic".

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