Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards
The Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards is a celebration of the achievements and performances of Australian cyclists.
The evening culminates with the presentation of the Sir Hubert ‘Oppy’ Opperman Medal & Trophy to the Australian Cyclist of the Year.
Sir Hubert Opperman OBE KCSJ (1904-1996) was a champion cyclist, RAAF officer, politician and diplomat.
Previous winners of the Australian Cyclist of the Year Award include Cadel Evans, Anna Meares, Shane Kelly, Simon Gerrans and Caroline Buchanan. The inaugural winner of the ‘Oppy’ in 1958 was Russell Mockridge.
The presentation of the People’s Choice Award is another highlight of the evening. This award attracts thousands of votes from cycling fans for their favourite cyclist.