Tracey Gaudry
Personal information
Full name Tracey Gaudry
Born (1969-06-17) 17 June 1969 (age 47)
Yallourn, Australia
Team information
Role Rider

Tracey Gaudry née Watson (born 17 June 1969) is an Australian female cycle racer who started riding seriously early in 1992 with support from the Victorian Institute of Sport's (V.I.S.) cycling coach, Donna Rae-Szalenski from Geelong, and the Geelong West Cycling Club. From 1995 Tracey was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. She finished in third place in the Australian National Road Race Championships in 1995.[1] She also competed at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.[2]

After her marriage in 1996, Tracey joined the Australian Women's Road squad overseas in 1997, coached by James Victor. In 1999 she turned professional, riding for teams EBLY in France, and TIMEX in USA. In the same year Ms. Gaudry won the Women's Cycling Tour de Snowy. Originally sponsored by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority and the NSW Department of Sport & Recreation, the Tour de Snowy was discontinued in 2003 due to lack of sponsorship. However, in mid-2011 Cycling Australia shared in funding from the Australian Sports Commission through the Australian Government’s Women in Sport Media Grants, an initiative to increase the exposure and reach of women’s sport in the Australian media. In 2012 Cycling Australia in association with SBS Television presented to viewers the Cycling Australia 'Women & Wheels' Series.

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CareerEdit

Tracey Gaudry is Chief Executive Officer at Amy Gillett Foundation, appointed by its Board.,[3][4] President at Oceania Cycling Confederation, and Vice President at Union Cycliste Internationale.[5]

Gaudry worked for Ernst & Young, 2001-2004 ; Jacobs Australia, 2004–2009 ; for DLA Phillips Fox, 2010 ; and from July 2010 to the present time for the Amy Gillett Foundation.

Gaudry was elected to head the OCC Oceanian Cycling Confederation on 2 December 2012, succeeding predecessor Mike Turtur. The vote was first split 2-2, but pressure was put on Guam to switch their vote by their own Olympic committee,[6] and she won unanimously after Fiji followed. The two other voting members were Australia and New Zealand, which supported Ms. Gaudry's candidacy from the start.[7]

After Brian Cookson was elected president of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in September 2013, Gaudry was elected as one of the UCI's three vice presidents.[8] This makes her the first woman appointed as vice president of the UCI.[9]

World ChampionshipsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

National ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1995 Australian Women's Road Race, 1st
  • 1999 Australian Women's Road Race, 1st
  • 2000 Australian Women's Individual Time Trial, 1st
  • 10 National Championship medals

World rankingsEdit

  • 1999 UCI Women's Road World Ranking Tracey Gaudry (Aus), 3rd

World Cup rankingsEdit

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