WHITELAW Vicki < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road
CGA Australia   
Gender Female
Born 02 Jan 1977 in Hobart, AUS
Height1.68 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Physical Therapist
Higher education Exercise Science, Massage Therapy - Australian Institute of Sport: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Started in 2005.
Why this sport? "I have always been active throughout my school and university life having played competitive netball, cross country running and a stint at rowing during university. I found running was hurting my knees, therefore I decided to go with cycling which is a lot more egalitarian- it hurts everything!"
Club / Team Canberra CC; ACTAS: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Name of coach Donna Rae-Szalinski
Coach from which country? Australia
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Australia
Tournament Oceania Championships
Location Murwillumbah
General Interest
Most influential person in career "I'm not inspired by any one person in cycling. I do it because I enjoy the racing. There are certainly riders that I look up to especially some of the good time trialists." (cyclingfx.nl, 12 Nov 2008).
Injuries She had to pull out of the 2007 World Championships due to illness. (dailypeloton.com, 24 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours 2008 Australian Womens Road Cyclist of the Year (cycling.org.au, 13 Sep 2010).

2008 Australian Female Cyclist of the Year. (Australian Commonwealth Games Team Handbook, 2010)
Ambitions To cycle at an Olympic Games. (cyclingfx.nl, 12 Nov 2008)