Rochelle Gilmore

Rochelle Gilmore (born 14 December 1981 in Sutherland, New South Wales) is an Australian former racing cyclist currently living in Italy. She was the owner and manager of the professional cycling team Wiggle High5.[2][3][4]

Rochelle Gilmore
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Rochelle Gilmore in 2010
Personal information
Full nameRochelle Gilmore
Born (1981-12-14) 14 December 1981 (age 38)
Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad & Track
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance
Professional teams
2001Autotrader.com[1]
2003Ausra Gruodis Safi
2004Team S.A.T.S.
2005–2006Safi – Pasta Zara – Manhattan
2007–2008Menikini – Selle Italia – Gysko
2009HP-Teschner
2009–2011Lotto Ladies Team
2012Faren-Honda Team
2013–2015Wiggle–Honda
Managerial team
Wiggle High5

Gilmore previously rode for G.S. Safi-Pasta Zara-Manhattan. She splits her time between the road circuit and the track World Cup. In 2006, she won a stage at the Geelong Women's Tour, took second in the Commonwealth Games points race (behind teammate Kate Bates), and earned top five finishes in a Giro d'Italia Femminile stage, the Geelong World Cup, and the Liberty Classic. Gilmore is often referred to in the media as the 'bridesmaid', as she constantly finished runner-up in many events. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, she broke the jinx and won the gold medal in the 112 km road bicycle racing event. After her retirement she said she felt she achieved her maximum potential during her career through hard work and extensive preparation.[5]

In her teens she competed in track cycling (velodrome) but specialised in road racing for more than 10 years.

In addition to founding Wiggle-Honda, in January 2015 Gilmore announced the launch of the High5 Dream Team, an Australian women's team competing in Australia's National Road Series aiming to help riders progress to road racing in Europe and to fill a gap created by Cycling Australia suspending its women's development programme due to financial problems.[6]

In a blogpost for cyclingnews.com in November 2015 Gilmore announced that she had retired from competition.[5]

PalmarèsEdit

 
Gilmore wearing her Team Honda kit at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic in 2010
2012
2nd Grand Prix cycliste de Gatineau
2nd Liberty Classic
4th Overall Bay Classic Series
5th Overall Tour of Chongming Island
5th Tour of Chongming Island World Cup
2011
1st   Overall GC Jayco Bay Classic
1st Stages 1 & 3
3rd Ronde van Gelderland
4th GP Stad Roeselare
4th Oceania Continental Road Race Championships
9th Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo
2010
1st   Commonwealth Games Road Race
2nd 2010 Ronde van Gelderland
2nd Omloop van Borsele
3rd Tour of Chongming Island World Cup
10th Omloop Door Middag-Humsterland
2009
1st Stages & 2 Tour of New Zealand
2008
1st Sparkassen Giro
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5 Tour de Prince Edward Island
1st Maastricht Omnium
2nd GP Liberazione
2nd Gran Premio Comune di Fabricco
2nd Sparkassen Giro Bochum
3rd Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo
2007
1st   Oceania Continental Road Race Championships
1st Stage 1 Route de France Féminine
2nd Grand Prix de Dottignies
2nd Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo,
2006
1st Stage 2 Geelong Tour
2005
1st Geelong Women's World Cup
Oceania Continental Cycling Championships
1st   Points race
3rd Scratch race
2nd Gran Premio della Liberazione
2nd Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt
2004
1st Stage 4 Bay Classic
2003
1st Stage 8 Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 1 Geelong Tour
2nd UCI Track Cycling World Championships (Scratch race)
3rd Primavera Rosa
3rd Sparkassen Giro Bochum
2002
1st   Overall Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 2 & 4
1st Stage 5 Tour de Snowy
1st UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Sydney (Team Sprint)
2nd UCI Track Cycling World Championships (Scratch race)
2nd 2002 Commonwealth Games Points race
2001
1st Stage 2b Giro d'Italia Donne
1st GP Carnevale d'Europa
3rd Canberra Women's Classic
1999
National U19 Track Championships
1st   Scratch race
1st   Points race
3rd Points race
3rd Individual sprint
3rd 200m Time Trial
National U19 Road Championships
3rd Time Trial
2nd UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships (Points race)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rochelle Gilmore". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
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  5. ^ a b Gilmore, Rochelle (22 November 2015). "Rochelle Gilmore Blog: Ticking Boxes!". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  6. ^ "New Australian women's cycling team High5 Dream Team launched". theguardian.com. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

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