ANNA MEARES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Anna Meares Velodrome officially opened

Anna Meares, the most decorated female track cyclist of all time, recently announced her retirement from the sport after a 15-year career but was back on the bike as she opened the eponymous $59-million velodrome in the Brisbane suburb of Chandler that will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games track events. Meares had the honour of riding the first laps of the new velodrome which has...
Via Cycling News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anna Meares announces retirement from professional cycling

Anna Meares has announced her retirement from professional cycling to call time on a 15-year career that has seen her become Australia's most successful Olympic cyclist with six medal, 11 track world championships titles, five Commonwealth Games gold medals, and 35 national track titles. Meares contemplated retirement from the sport in the aftermath of the August games before making...
Via Cycling News
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Track cycling sprint and omnium competition results

On Monday, the 1/8 sprint final saw two riders from Great Britain surge through their heats into the quarterfinals. Rebecca James defeated Virginie Cueff of France while Katy Marchant beat Miriam Welte of Germany. The biggest shock came from Hong Kong’s Wai Sze Lee, who defeated the defending champion Australian Anna Meares sending her to repechage. [More from Excelle: Rio Olympics...
Via Excelle Sports
August 15, 2016

Dutch longshot Elis Ligtlee wins women’s keirin gold

The Netherlands has won its fair share of cycling medals in Rio and with a surprise showing at the women's keirin finals, Elis Ligtlee has added one more. Ligtlee took an early lead and never surrendered it to some of the world's fastest riders. Ligtlee finished just ahead of heavy favorites Rebecca James from Great Britain and Australia's Anna Meares, who took home the silver and...
Via CSN Chicago
August 13, 2016

Aussie flag bearer Anna Meares asks family to stay home from Rio

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Anna Meares will carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Aug. 5 but has asked her family not to travel to Brazil due to concerns over security and the Zika virus. Meares was announced Wednesday as the flag bearer and captain of Australia's expected 410-member team. The ceremony...
Via CSN Chicago
July 06, 2016

Two-time Olympic gold medalist asks family to skip Rio trip

MELBOURNE, Australia —€” Two-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Anna Meares will carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Aug. 5 but has asked her family not to travel to Brazil due to concerns over security and the Zika virus.Meares was announced Wednesday as the flag bearer and captain of Australia's expected 410-member team. The ceremony...
Via Associated Press
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Meares wins sixth Australian keirin title, secures Champion of Champions trophy - Women's News Shorts

Meares earns sixth Australian keirin title, secures Champion of Champions trophy Anna Meares capped off the Australian Track Championships with a victory in the keirin on Sunday in Adelaide. It was her third title win of the weekend after securing the gold medal in the individual and team pursuits. “I’m really pleased, really happy,” Meares said in a press release. “As...
Via Cycling News
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

News shorts: Meares aiming high for record-breaking Rio Olympics

Meares aiming high for record-breaking Rio Olympics An appearance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games would already be a record-breaking achievement by Anna Meares, who would become the first Australian female cyclist to contest four Olympics. The 32-year-old, however, is aiming for her third Olympic gold medal to add her to her 2004 500-metre time trial and 2012 sprint successes. ...
Via Cycling News
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champs Vos, Meares elected to UCI athletes group

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Olympic gold medalists Marianne Vos and Anna Meares have been elected to the revived International Cycling Union athletes' commission. The UCI says the athlete panel's leader will join its policy-making management committee. The 13-member athletes group, elected by all disciplines, will appoint a president when it first meets in about three months. UCI President...
Via Associated Press
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Meares sets record, Edmondson wins 2nd gold at championships

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France - Sprint great Anna Meares became the most successful female track cyclist in history with 11 world titles after claiming the gold medal in keirin at the track cycling world championships on Sunday. The 31-year-old double Olympic champion added a 26th medal to her impressive collection on the final day of competition at the Velodrome National as...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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