Sara Carrigan

Intro Australian racing cyclist
Is Athlete Sport cyclist
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 7 September 1980, Gunnedah, Australia
Star sign Virgo

Sara Carrigan OAM (born 7 September 1980 in Gunnedah, New South Wales) is a professional cyclist from Australia, who commenced her cycling career in 1996 at the age of fifteen and is currently a member of the Belgian Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam. She was formerly a member of Professional cycling Team, Van Bemmelen – AA Drink (NED). She lives in Nerang in Queensland and is a member of the Gold Coast Cats cycling club. She graduated from Somerset College in 1998 and completed her tertiary education at Griffith University. Her greatest success as a road cyclist has been in the 2004 Summer Olympics Women's Road race where she won the gold medal. With a few laps to the finish Carrigan crossed a gap to the leading group to join fellow Australian cyclist, Oenone Wood. At the start of the final lap Carrigan broke away, with only Judith Arndt of Germany following, leaving Wood to successfully distract the rest in the following group, allowing her to win the gold medal. Carrigan was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. She was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List. Other awards include Australian Female Road Cyclist of the Year in 2002, 2003, 2004. In 2009 Carrigan was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was an inaugural Cycling Australia Hall of Fame inductee.

Palmarès

1999 1st Teams TT Prologue Trophee d’Or FRA 1st U23 Thuringen Rundfahrt GER 2000 1st Stage 8 Tour de Snowy NSW 2001 1st Sprint Classification Giro della Toscana ITA 1st U23 Trophee d'or Feminin FRA 1st U23 Tour de Snowy AUS 2002 1st Australian National Time Trial Championships, VIC 2003 1st Road Geelong World Cup AUS 1st Stage 5 TT Tour de l'Aude FRA 1st Stage 7b Tour de l'Aude FRA 1st Time Trial Australian Titles VIC 2004 1st 2004 Summer Olympics Road Race GRE 2005 2nd Australian National Time Trial Championships SA 2nd Australian National Road Race Championships SA 2nd Stage 4 Women's Tour NZL 2nd Individual Pursuit Australian Track Titles SA 3rd Overall Vuelta Ciclista Castilla y Leon Feminas ESP 3rd Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista Castilla y Leon Feminas ESP 2006 2nd Australian National Time Trial Championships 2nd Australian National Road Race Championships 2007 1st Sprint classification Bay Classic Series AUS

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