Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

ABOUT

Australian cycling has a rich history comprising of some of the oldest races in the world and international success dating back more than 100 years. 

The Cycling Australia Hall of Fame has been established to recognise the outstanding achievements of the true greats of Australian cycling.

They are the “best of the best” who, through their achievements, have made an enduring or significant contribution to cycling. Induction into the Cycling Australia Hall of Fame is a public acknowledgement of their extraordinary feats.

A Cycling Australia Hall of Fame Committee selects riders and/or officials whose induction into the Hall of Fame takes place at the annual Cycling Australia Awards.

Sir Hubert Opperman

Anna Wilson

CYCLING BIO

Born 26 November 1971 
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

You don’t win a season long competition by getting lucky. 

Anna Wilson was the UCI World Cup twice, in 1999 and 2001. 

Throughout this period she was one of the dominant figures of world cycling, on the road. 

A late starter to competitive cycling, Anna started racing in 1993, at 22, after hving ridden the Great Victorian Bike Ride. It marked the beginning of the one of the most successful careers in Australian cycling. 

Within three years of riding her first race she made the Australian team for the 1996 Olympic Games, in Atlanta. 

When she was at her best she was almost unbeatable. In 1999, on her way to winning her first UCI World Cup, she won 19 major races. 

Luck, however, was against her at the 1999 UCI World Championships, where she won silver medals in both the individual time trial and the road race. 

At the Sydney Olympics, in 2000, she came frustratingly close to a medal finishing fourth in the time trial and the road race. 

The 1998 Commonwealth Games were a big success as she won gold in the time trial and bronze in the road race. Anna followed this up with a silver medal in the time trial at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. 

In 2001, on her way to winning the UCI World Cup for the second time, she again dominated the season taking 20 major victories throughout the year. 

Unfortunately injury cut her career short but few were recognize in given the depth of her successes.

Major Achievements

  • 1st Commonwealth Games 1998, individual time trial
  • 3rd Commonwealth Games 1998, road race
  • 1st Women’s World Cup series 1999
  • 2nd UCI World Championships, individual time trial
  • 2nd UCI World Championships, road race
  • 4th Olympic Games 2000, individual time trial
  • 4th Olympic Games 2000, road race
  • 1st Women’s World Cup series 2001
  • 2nd Commonwealth Games 2002, individual time trial