Through hard work, determination and courage dual Olympian Tracey Gaudry reached the peak of her sport of Road Cycling in a successful career that has taken her all around the world.
Tracey started cycling in the 1990’s and it was soon apparent that she had the ability to be a rider of the highest quality. She began cycling in Victoria representing the state before competing at national and international levels. Her career took off rapidly. Tracey had gone from riding casually to state champion and had competed at her first of five World Championships in less than two years since her first recreational cycling event.
Tracey moved to Canberra permanently to train at the AIS in 1995 as her cycling career progressed. Tracey was crowned National Champion four times between
1995 and 2000, winning 36 National titles. In 1998 she competed in the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.
She turned professional in 1999 riding for teams such as Ebly in France and Timex in the USA, amassing more than 17 international victories and 50 podium finishes.
Tracey is a dual Olympian having competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
1999 was Tracey’s most successful year she won a World Cup, placed 3rd in two others and finished 3rd in the overall World Cup Series. She stood on the international podium 24 times in 1999 winning in all categories of events from Grand Tours, to one-day World Cup ‘classics’ to Individual Time Trials. She was consequently voted the ACT Academy Sports Star of the Year, ACT Cyclist of the Year and ACT Female Sports Star of the Year. At the peak of her career Tracey was ranked 3rd in the world.
Tracey Gaudry is a true professional. She overcame many personal obstacles before going onto reach such amazing heights in women’s cycling. She has matched her sporting achievements with a very successful professional working career. She has also contributed a great deal to local cycling and the community through many honorarium and board roles, including former ACT Cycling President, and Project Manager of the 2003
Feasibility Study that contributed to the establishment of the new international-standard Mt. Stromlo Recreation Park.
Born: 17 June 1969