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Rebecca Wiasak (born 24 May 1984) is an Australian track cyclist. She represented her nation at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships where she became a world champion in individual pursuit.[1][2] In January 2015 she was announced as part of the inaugural line-up for the High5 Dream Team.[3] In 2017, Wiasak raced domestically for ACTAS on the track, for High5 Dream Team in Australia and in the United States of America for Fearless Femme Racing on the road.[4]

Rebecca Wiasak
Personal information
Born (1984-05-24) 24 May 1984 (age 33)
Geelong, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Fearless Femme Racing
Discipline Track cycling, Road racing
Amateur team(s)
2015-2017 High5 Dream Team
2017- Fearless Femme Racing

In 2009 Wiasak represented Australia in Lithuanian World Games competing in women's basketball.[5] After missing out of selection to compete at a major international Games at the Glasgow 2014 and Rio 2016, Wiasak was selected for her first Commonwealth Games.[6] At the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she set a new Australian record beating her previous national record set at the Paris 2015 track world championships, and Wiasak was one of four riders to beat the previous Commonwealth Games individual pursuit record Joanna Rowsell set in 2014.[7][8]

Major resultsEdit

2014
BikeNZ Classic
1st Points Race
2nd Omnium
Oceania Track Championships
2nd Individual Pursuit
2nd Team Pursuit (with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Lauren Perry and Elissa Wundersitz)
3rd Scratch Race
2nd Scatch Race, BikeNZ Cup
2015
1st   Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Individual Pursuit, South Australian Grand Prix
2016
1st   Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2017
1st   Individual pursuit, National Track Championships
2nd Team Pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
4th Individual Time Trial, Australian National Time Trial Championships
2018
1st   Australian National Criterium Championships
2nd Individual Pursuit, Commonwealth Games
3rd Individual Pursuit, Australian National Track Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rebecca Wiasak". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Australian-Lithuanian cycling debutant Wiasak crowned a World Champion
  3. ^ "New Australian women's cycling team High5 Dream Team launched". theguardian.com. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "News". Fearless Femme Racing. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Žvaigždės venomis teka lietuviškas kraujas
  6. ^ "#GC2018 WIASAK WOWS ON DEBUT; NETTIE GRABS BRONZE". Cycling Australia. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Track Records, Female". Cycling Australia. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Results - Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit Qualifying". GC2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 

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