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Gracie Elvin (born 31 October 1988) is an Australian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Mitchelton–Scott.[5] Elvin is a two-time winner of the Australian National Road Race Championships, with victories in 2013 and 2014, and the only Australian female rider to record a podium finish at the Tour of Flanders for Women, with second in 2017[6]

Gracie Elvin
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Personal information
Full nameGracie Elvin
NicknameG[1]
Born (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 30)
Canberra, Australia[2]
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
DisciplineRoad[1]
Mountain bike racing (former)
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder[3]
Cross-country cycling
Amateur team(s)
2009Discovertasmania.com[4]
2012Jayco–AIS
Professional team(s)
2012Faren–Honda Team
2013–Orica–AIS[4]

She competed in the 2013 UCI women's road race in Florence.[7] After missing the 2014 UCI Road World Championships, Elvin competed in the women's road race in 2015, 2016 and 2017.[8] Elvin has also represented Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on home soil in the Gold Coast;[9][10] she also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics road race for Australia where her fellow professional Orica–AIS team mate, Annemiek van Vleuten, racing for the Netherlands, suffered a horrible crash.[11]

Elvin is married to former professional racer and now coach Stuart Shaw.[12]

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Major resultsEdit

2006
2nd Cross-country, National Junior Mountain Bike Championships
2007
3rd Cross-country, National Under-23 Mountain Bike Championships
2008
2nd Cross-country, National Under-23 Mountain Bike Championships
2009
1st   Cross-country, National Under-23 Mountain Bike Championships
2012
Oceania Cycling Championships
1st   Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd EPZ Omloop van Borsele
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Criterium
2014
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2015
1st Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik
1st Stage 3b Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
2016
1st Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik
2nd Ronde van Drenthe
2017
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen[13]
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen[14]
2018
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik
2019
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "HPU > Rider Profiles > Female". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Gracie Elvin". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Gracie Elvin". Orica–AIS. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Gracie Elvin". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott women announce 10-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Elvin takes second at Tour of Flanders". SBS News. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  7. ^ "Final Results / Résultats finaux: Road Race Women Elite / Course en ligne femmes élite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Preview: racing for rainbows – women's road race". Cycling. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  9. ^ CyclingTips. "The ups and downs of selection for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games | CyclingTips". cyclingtips.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  10. ^ "Australia names 36-rider squad for 2018 Commonwealth Games | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  11. ^ Lane, Samantha (2016-08-08). "Rio Olympic Games: Gracie Elvin's message for fallen teammate". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  12. ^ "Gracie Elvin Profile". Australian Cycling. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Lepistö wins Women's Dwars door Vlaanderene". cyclingnews.com. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Elvin becomes the first Australian female to podium at the Tour of Flanders". Orica-Scott. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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