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Update: Track to Road Transition

As I type this update I’m sat in the back of a cramped van, travelling between Luxembourg and the Orica-AIS base in Italy. I’m about to spend a few days training on the Italian roads before jet setting off to Japan for an ‘invitational promotional keirin’. From there I’ll head over to China to meet

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2012 London Olympics

The Olympics were unreal; an event so large that thinking about it still blows me away. Everything was in gigantic proportion; the food hall, the village, the accommodation blocks, the seventy THOUSAND volunteers, crowds of supporters and the number of athletes everywhere, doing anything and everything around the village. It was hard to walk around the village without almost bumping into a runner or a cyclist or a walker. It was crazy. There was a hospital, a recovery facility, a beauty salon, a deli and a restaurant all WITHIN the village. There were three bag storage facilities and an enormous bike shed, JUST for people eating in the food hall. There were countless food stalls serving differently cooked chicken, beef, or whatever you chose to eat, in whatever style and flavour you could imagine. There were food stalls from every continent serving roasts and sushi to curries and dumplings. And yes, there was a McDonalds and yes, it was (like the rest of the village) all you can eat. That’s where I saw Usain Bolt eating two days before his event.

Pre-Olympic Training

July 15, 2012

After the Track World Championships I had a two-week break before easing back into training. By the 1st of May the women’s track endurance team were back in Adelaide to commence phase one of our Olympic preparation. We spent three weeks training on the road and fitted in as much media training and Olympic publicity as

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Nettie-mobile on the road!

June 20, 2012

Annette Edmondson’s sponsors Bureau Veritas Australia have provided her with a brand new Toyota Kluger.

World Championships

April 10, 2012

Nettie at the Track Cycling World Championships 5-8 April 2012 Wow. What a huge week for me. To have spent every second of every day for the last 6 months working towards this week and to see it speed past at such a pace is so extraordinary. It feels as if I have been going at

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2012 Track National

January 30, 2012

Good Results from the 2012 Track National Championships What a championships!!!! I have finished these Nationals with nothing but a smile. I managed to go better than I’d hoped I would and I’m feeling very positive given the significance of this ‘Olympic’ year. 26-29 January My first event was the Individual Pursuit. This was a very important

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London Track World Cup

January 15, 2012

2011/2012 London Track World Cup The 4th and final UCI Track World Cup was a great event for the Australian track endurance women. 16th-19th February With medals in every event we entered, spirits were high throughout the 48-hour haul back home. The Olympic Velodrome was great. A track similar to Sydney’s velodrome in Bankstown meant that we

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Colombia World Cup

November 22, 2011

This was my first experience at a senior world cup – and I came back wanting more. I learnt so much from the racing and found a whole, new confidence in myself. It was such a satisfying relief to come back feeling competitive – particularly in the scratch race, feeling as though I have what it takes to win at world level providing I make the right tactical decisions.


Annette Edmondson (born 12 December, 1991 in Adelaide) is an Australian cyclist who races for the Australian Track Cycling Team.

Annette is a three-time World Champion, Olympic medallist and dual Commonwealth Games Champion.