Oenone Wood

Oenone Wood (born 24 September 1980 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is a retired professional cyclist, who commenced her cycling career in 2001 at the age of 21. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1]

Oenone Wood
Oenone Wood 2007 Geelong World Cup podium 1.jpg
Wood in 2007
Personal information
Full nameOenone Lee Wood
Born (1980-09-24) 24 September 1980 (age 39)
Newcastle, Australia
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Major wins
2004 Geelong World Cup
2004 World Cup Series
2005 World Cup Series
2006 Commonwealth Games
Individual Time Trial

She was a member of professional cycling Team Columbia Women (USA) and the Canberra Cycling Club, and formerly of the T-Mobile Professional Women's Cycling Team (GER). She lives in Merewether, a suburb of Newcastle.

Her greatest success as a road cyclist has arguably been in Australian tours, including the Australian Criterium, Bay Series Criterium and the Geelong Tour, with some success overseas, particularly winning Stages of the Giro d'Italia Femminile (ITA) and the Points Classification for the Giro d'Italia Femminile in 2004 and 2005. In the 2004 Summer Olympics Women's Road race she was in the leading group with fellow Australian Sara Carrigan, and when Carrigan and Judith Arndt broke away in the final lap to win the gold and silver medals, Wood had to sprint for the bronze medal with Olga Slyusareva of Russia and Nicole Cooke of Great Britain, coming 4th overall in the race. She was the 2008 Australian Open Road champion (in the Elite Women's Road Race event).

In 2016, she was inducted into Cycling Australia Hall of Fame.[2]

Career highlightsEdit

UCI Points list – 18th place
1st, Grand Prix Cavrie (Ita)
3rd, Fleche Wallonne (World Cup)
6th, Primavera Rosa (World Cup)
3rd overall and 1 stage win, Trophee d'Or (cat. 2)
4th overall, Giro della Toscana (cat. 1)
7th overall, Castilla y Leon Tour (cat. 1)
1st   Overall UCI Women's Road World Cup
1st 2004 Road World Cup Rankings
1st Criterium Series Tour Down Under AUS
1st   Australian Open Road Race Title VIC
1st   Australian Open Road Time Trial Title VIC
1st Road World Cup Geelong AUS
1st Stage 1 Giro d'Italia Femminile ITA
1st Points Classification Giro d'Italia Femminile ITA
1st Overall Geelong Tour AUS
1st Stage 2 Geelong Tour AUS
1st Giro Frazioni ITA
1st Trofeo Citta di Rosignano ITA
1st Trofeo Museo Alfredo Binda ITA
1st Souvenir Magali Pache SUI
1st   Overall UCI Women's Road World Cup
1st, Le Tour du Grand Montréal
1st, Points classification and Stages 1, 3a and 6, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin FRA
1st,   Australia Australian Open Road Time Trial Titles SA
1st,   Australia Australian Criterium Title VIC
1st, Bay Series Criteriums VIC
1st, Round 2
1st, Round 3
1st, Overall Geelong Tour AUS
1st, Sprint Classification
1st, Stage 2
1st, Stage 4
2006 (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung)
1st, Overall, Tour du Grand Montréal CAN (2.1W)
1st, Points classification
1st, Sprint classification
1st, Stage 4
1st, Stage 5
1st Australian Open Road Race Titles VIC


  1. ^ "AIS Athletes at the Olympics". Ausport.gov.au. 9 January 2008. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  2. ^ "CYCLING AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME CLASS FOR 2016 ANNOUNCED". Cycling Australia News. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.[permanent dead link]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nicole Cooke
World Cup Overall Points Champion
2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Nicole Cooke