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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.

Latest Oppy Medal News
Must Watch - 2016 Year in Review
21 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
What a year it was for Australian cycling in 2016.  Relive all the great action in our video - 2016 Year in Review.
2016 #OppyMedal Gallery
21 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
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#OppyMedal Meares tribute to coach Gary West
19 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
It was a touching moment from Australia's Queen of the Track Anna Meares at the Jayco 2016 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards in Melbourne on Friday night as she used her retirement speech to...
#OppyMedal Mathew Hayman crowned 2016 Australian Cyclist...
Canberra’s Mathew Hayman scooped the Jayco 2016 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards winning three major awards in front of 400 of cycling’s elite at the star studded gala dinner in Melbourne on...
#OppyMedal Laurelea Moss wins 2016 Masters Cyclist of the...
A four-time world and triple national champion in 2016, Laurelea Moss was awarded the Oakshield Developments masters cyclist of the year at the Jayco Cycling Australia Awards gala dinner in...
#OppyMedal Rowley named Junior Cyclist of the Year
18 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
Victorian Conor Rowley was crowned the Sports TG 2016 Australian Junior Cyclist of the Year at the star studded Jayco Cycling Australia Awards gala dinner in Melbourne on Friday night.
#OppyMedal - Elite Cyclist of the Year Finalists
16 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
In October, we announced all finalists for the 2016 Jayco Cycling Australia Awards to be held on Friday 18 November in Melbourne.
#OppyMedal - Junior Cyclist of the Year Finalists
15 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
In October, we announced all finalists for the 2016 Jayco Cycling Australia Awards to be held on Friday 18 November in Melbourne.
#OppyMedal - Masters of the Year Finalists
14 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
In October, we announced all finalists for the 2016 Jayco Cycling Australia Awards to be held on Friday 18 November in Melbourne.
Last chance to secure your CA Awards Tix
7 Nov 2016 , by Cycling Australia
Tickets for the 2016 Jayco Cycling Australia Awards, to be held in the Grand Ballroom at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Friday 18 November, on sale until 11 November!
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