Amy Cure

Amy Louise Cure (born 31 December 1992) is an Australian professional track cyclist. She cycles for Team Jayco-AIS. She has set several world records. She won a junior world championship race in 2009, and represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the first person in history to medal at every endurance track event at world championship level; with three newly gained medals in the team pursuit, omnium, and madison at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong.[3]

While she was considered as a typical Tasmanian type of racer- never gives up attitude during the race, she was considered as the latest cycling talent in Tasmania as legendary 5 time world champions Danny Clark, Olympic gold medallist Michael Grenda and road cyclist Richie Porte.

Personal

Amy Louise Cure was born on 31 December 1992.[4] She is from coastal Tasmania,[5][6][7][8][9][10] near West Pine,[11][12] and resides in Antwerp, Belgium. She attended Leighland Christian School,[4] and supports the Carlton Blues.[10]

Cycling

Cure is a track cyclist,[4] specialising in endurance track events.[9] She also does endurance track races and road races.[9] She started cycling in 2005 after she attended the Tasmanian SCAT Christmas Carnivals.[9] She is affiliated with the , and the Devonport Mersey Valley CC.[4] In 2010, she was coached by the most successful Belgian retired track cyclist Matthew Gilmore[9] and is now coached by Darryl Pugh.[4] She cycles for Team Jayco-AIS.[4][5][13][14] She has broken some track cycling world records including the 2 km individual pursuit record.[9] She spends time in South Australia, where she trains away from her support structure. Cure took advantage of an athlete "adoption" programme that helps elite athlete orphans living far away from home that placed her with a local, Adelaide area family.[10]

By year

2006

Cure competed in several races in 2006. She finished first in the U15 Individual Pursuit Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished first in the U15 Road Race Australia Junior Road Titles in Queensland. She finished second in the U15 Time Trial Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished second in the U15 Time Trial Australia Junior Road Titles in Queensland. She finished third in the U15 Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished fifth in the U15 Scratch Race Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished fifth in the U15 Criterium Australia Junior Road Titles in Queensland.[4]

2007

Cure competed in several races in 2007. She finished[15] second in the U17 Pairs Time Trial Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished third in the U17 Individual Pursuit Australian Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Team Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Criterium Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished fourth in the U17 Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished seventh in the U17 Road Race Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory.[4]

2008

Cure competed in several races in 2008. She finished first in the U17 Scratch Race Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished first in the U17 Road Race Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished second in the U17 Individual Pursuit Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Team Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Time Trial Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished fifth in the U17 Criterium Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished seventh in the U17 Time Trial Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales.[4]

2009

Cure competed in several races in 2009. She finished first in the Scratch Race UCI Junior World Championships in Russia.[4][9][12] In the Scratch Race UCI Junior World Championships, she beat Czech cyclist Lucie Záleská and Lithuanian Aleksandra Sošenko.[12] She finished first in the U19 Individual Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia.[9] She finished first in the Scratch Race Australia Youth Olympic Festival in Australia. She finished first in the Points Race Australia Youth Olympic Festival in Australia. She finished first in the overall U19 Mersey Valley Tour in Victoria. She finished second in the U19 Individual Pursuit Junior World Championships in Russia. She finished second in the Stage 1 TT Mersey Valley Tour in Victoria. She finished second in the U19 Scratch Race Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the U19 time trial Australian Championships in Queensland. She finished third in the Open Women's Team Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished third in the Individual Pursuit Australia Youth Olympic Festival in Australia. She finished fifth in the U19 Omnium Australian Championships in South Australia.[4][9][12] She finished sixth in the U19 Keirin Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished sixth in the U19 road race Australian Championships in Queensland. She finished twelfth in the U19 Time Trial Australian Championships in South Australia.[4]

2010

In 2010, as a seventeen-year-old, Cure was described as "the next big thing in women's cycling."[9] She competed in several races in 2010. She finished first in the Individual Pursuit UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy. She finished first in the Teams Pursuit UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy. She finished first in the Scratch Race UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy.[4][9] She finished first in the U19 Road Time Trial Australian Road Championships in New South Wales. She finished first in the U19 Points Race Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished first in the U19 Individual Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the Omnium Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the Teams Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the Scratch Race Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the U19 Selection Road Race Australian Road Championships in New South Wales. She finished second in the U19 Criterium Australian Road Championships in New South Wales. She finished third in the Time Trial UCI Junior Road World Championships in Italy. She finished third in the U19 Road Race Australian Road Championships in New South Wales.[4]

2011

Cure competed in several races in 2011. She finished second in the Individual Pursuit Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished second in the U23 Time Trial Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Victoria. She finished third in the Scratch Race World Cup in Manchester and in the Overall Standings 10/11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics. She finished third in the Scratch Race 10/11 UCI Track World Cup – Manchester Round in Great Britain. She finished third in the Scratch Race Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished third in the Points Race Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished fourth in the Team Pursuit Track World Championships in the Netherlands. She finished fourth in the Team Pursuit UCI Track World Championships in the Netherlands. She finished fifth in the Omnium Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished fifth in the U23 Criterium Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Victoria. She finished eighth in the Omnium UCI Track World Championships in the Netherlands.[4]

2012

In February at the World Cup in London, Cure finished third in the team pursuit and individual pursuit events. She competed in the World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne in the team pursuit event.[11] She also competed in the 3000m event.[16] In 2012, she won the second stage of the RaboSter Tour in the Netherlands.[5][6] She finished fourth in the third stage.[14] She finished second overall.[14]

National team

Cure has been a member of the Australian national cycling team in several events including the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, the 2009 World Junior Track Championships in Russia, the 2010 Track World Cup Manchester in the Great Britain, the 2010 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Italy, the 2011 Track World Championships in the Netherlands, 2011/12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup London in Great Britain, and the 2012 Track World Championships.[4] She qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in May 2012 as a nineteen-year-old,[4][7][8][17][18] where she will compete in the women's team pursuit event alongside Melissa Hoskins, Josie Tomic and Annette Edmondson.[18][19]

Recognition

Cure was named the TIS Young Athlete of the Year in 2009. In 2010, she was named the Australian Junior Female Road Cyclist of the Year and Australian Junior Female Track Cyclist of the Year.[4][9] She was awarded the AIS Sport Performance Awards Junior Athlete for the Year for 2014.[20]

Palmarès

Source:[21]

2007
3rd in Burnie Road Race
2008
3rd Points Race, Latrobe Carnival
3rd Points Race, Devonport Carnival
2009
UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Scratch race
2nd Individual pursuit
National Junior Track Cycling Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit
2nd Scratch race
3rd Individual pursuit
1st Overall
1st stage 3
3rd Overall
2010
National Junior Track Cycling Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points race
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Scratch race
2nd Omnium
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Juniors Time Trial Championships
1st Stages 1 & 4
3rd World Junior Time Trial Championships
3rd National Juniors Road Race Championships
2011
1st
1st Profronde van Stiphout
2nd National U23 Time Trial Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Scratch race
3rd Points race
3rd Track Cycling World Cup – Manchester (Scratch race)
4th World Track Championships (Team pursuit)
2012
1st
2nd Overall RaboSter Zeeuwsche Eilanden
1st stage 2
2nd
3rd Track Cycling World Cup – London (Individual pursuit)
3rd Track Cycling World Cup – London (Team pursuit)
4th World Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
2013
1st Overall
1st Stage 1 (TTT) & 2
1st Overall
1st Stages 2 & 4
2nd World Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
2nd National Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
2nd
2nd Overall
2014
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Track Championships (Points race)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit
Commonwealth Games
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Scratch race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
3rd World Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
2015
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit
1st Track Cycling World Cup – Cambridge (NZL) (Team pursuit)
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World Track Championships (Scratch race)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg World Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
2016
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Scratch race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Omnium
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
Oceania Track Championships
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Madison (with Annette Edmondson)
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Omnium
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Team pursuit (with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Annette Edmondson and Alexandra Manly)
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Scratch race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg National Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
3rd Six Days of Ghent
2017
1st Six Day Melbourne (with Ashlee Ankudinoff)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Scratch race
UCI World Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team Pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Madison (with Alexandra Manly)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Omnium
2018
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit
1st Gold medal blank.svg Scratch Race
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Scratch race
2nd Individual Pursuit

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