Alex Edmondson

Alex Edmondson

Edmondson at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full name Alexander Edmondson
Nickname Edmo
Born (1993-12-22) 22 December 1993
Miri, Malaysia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica–BikeExchange
Discipline Track and Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprints, team pursuit
Professional team(s)
2016— Orica–GreenEDGE
Infobox last updated on
10 October 2016

Alexander Edmondson (born 22 December 1993) is an Australian track cyclist who was in the Australian Olympic Track Cycling Team 2012 London Olympics, alongside his sister, Annette Edmondson. In 2014 he was world champion in the individual pursuit. He won the silver medal in the team pursuit at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Early life and amateur career

Edmondson was born above a Chinese coffee shop in Borneo. He lived in both the Netherlands and the Sultanate of Oman before returning to Australia at the end of 1998. Alex and his sister both attended St. John's Grammar School, in the Adelaide Hills. At the age of 18, Edmondson became the 2nd youngest cyclist ever to be selected for an Australian Olympic Team.[1] With his sister Annette they became the first brother and sister combination to be selected to represent Australia at the same Olympics. For recognition of his achievements Edmondson was awarded a scholarship with the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.[1] In 2013 he won the South Australian Sports Star of the Year award. Previous winners have included Lleyton Hewitt, Sir Donald Bradman and Malcolm Blight. In March 2014 Edmondson competed in the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia winning two World Titles in the individual pursuit and team pursuit. A few months later Edmondson won the Gold Medal in the team pursuit at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. He is also a dual Junior World Champion where his records still stand today.

Professional career

In January 2015 it was reported in the Adelaide Advertiser that Alex had signed his first UCI World Tour contract with Australian road cycling team Orica-GreenEdge for seasons 2016 & 2017

I know I have achieved a fair bit at a young age, but I want to be remembered as a true sportsman, someone who always gave their all and never forgot those who have helped me achieve my results. I also want to be remembered for making time for younger athletes and being supportive of them. I know from personal experience how much impact having a mentor can have on a young athlete starting out
Alexander Edmondson

Edmondson believes it's critical that he is a champion both on and off the bike, and has become increasingly involved in community events since he returned from the Olympics. Edmondson volunteers his time at local high schools mentoring and speaking with students encouraging them to get the best out of themselves. He talks about goal setting, pain is a short term hindrance and how important challenging yourself is. He has been a guest speaker at a number of events, including the Australian Cycling Executives (ACE), Cancer Council Breakfast, AOC Talk with a Champ program and also an event called the Faces of the World Dinner for 400 people promoting multiculturalism and strength in diversity within South Australia.

Major results

UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Team pursuit
1st Madison
National Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Madison
3rd Omnium
UCI Track Cycling World Cup
1st Madison, Kazakhstan
2nd Team pursuit, Kazakhstan
3rd Madison, Oceania Track Championships
1st Team pursuit, National Track Championships
1st Madison, Oceania Track Championships
UCI Track Cycling World Cup
1st Team pursuit, London
2nd Team pursuit, Beijing
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
National Track Championships
1st Points race
1st Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
UCI Track World Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
National Track Championships
1st Omnium
1st Madison
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
1st Stage 6 Tour of Gippsland
1st Team pursuit, National Track Championships
1st Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
2nd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
9th Overall Paris–Arras Tour
National Track Championships
1st Points race
1st Stratch race
1st Team pursuit
2nd Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2nd Dwars door de Vlaamse Ardennen
3rd Overall Paris–Arras Tour
3rd UCI World Team Time Trial Championships


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