Sam Welsford

Age 22

Location Perth, WA

Height 180 cm

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A complete powerhouse from WA, Sam is a rising star of Australian cycling. A track specialist in multiple events, he is current World Team’s Pursuit Champion, in the senior ranks, alongside teammate Kelland O’Brien.

 
 

Bio & Background

A complete powerhouse from WA, Sam is a young rising star of Australian cycling. A track specialist in multiple events, he is current World Team Pursuit Champion, in the senior ranks, alongside teammate Kelland O’Brien. He was part of Australia’s silver-medal winning Team Pursuit squad in Rio, and is predicted to become a multiple gold medal winner at the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. His explosive speed and power sees him regularly winning bunch sprints when he comes to the road, and he has already enjoyed some early success on the roads of Europe with the Mitchelton-Scott development team. Sam joins the ACA to hone his road racing skills, while still training on the track with the Cycling Australia high-performance unit.

Top results:

1st World Team Pursuit Champion 2017

1st World Team Pursuit Champion 2016

Silver medal Rio Olympics Team Pursuit

1st Australian National Championship 2017 in Madison, Team Pursuit, Points Race, Scratch Race

2nd Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic 2017

Specialty: Sprint & Track endurance

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