Lauren is a Professional Female Road Cyclist. She is the sole Australian in the Hitec Products Team for 2015 and will be based in Europe for the majority of the year competing world wide.
In 2004 Lauren was selected to be part of a talent squad of ‘could be’ cyclists of the North Coast Academy of Sport ‘NCAS’. Under the guidance of her coaches; Kevin Fletcher and Graham Seers Lauren developed through the junior ranks and as an U19 was selected as part of the Real Aussie Kids, ‘RAK’ cycling program.
In 2007 and 2008 while part of the Real Aussie Kids cycling team, Lauren was selected as part of the Australian Junior Road Team and raced the Junior World Championships in Mexico and South Africa, respectively. Lauren completed her Higher school certificate in 2008 and in 2009 began studying a bachelor of Planning at the University of NSW, first on campus before moving to distance as she was progressively based more often overseas.
Lauren’s first national title, The Australian U19 Road Race 2008
After overcoming a broken pelvis in 2008, Lauren began her first season as an elite category rider in 2009 and was selected to form part of a 6 week altitude study camp, She gained a two month Australian Institute of Sport, AIS, scholarship at the conclusion of this camp and competed with the National team in the USA, Canada and Italy.
The Altitude camp held in Canberra between March and May in 2009 was a tough six weeks which opened up further opportunities for Lauren.
In 2010 and 2011, Lauren competed in Europe with the Australian National Team, with a scholarship from the AIS. This valuable experience helped her make the jump to a european professional team in 2012, when she joined the dutch Rabobank squad with the World number one, Marianne Vos.
Lauren was the 2011 Australian Criterium Champion
Training camp in Mojacar with Rabobank February 2012
In 2013 Lauren joined the English team; Wiggle Honda, and after a successful year of consistent results, Lauren was selected for her first senior World Championships held in Florence, Italy.
In 2013, Lauren rode for Wiggle Honda
The Norwegian Team, Hitec Products gave Lauren an opportunity to develop further for 2014 and the season began with a very strong Nationals campaign including a silver medal in the Road Race and Bronze in the Criterium. However the great start was not to last and Lauren struggled through the majority of 2014 with an ongoing injury of external iliac artery endofibrosis. After a successful surgery in October 2014, Lauren focused on a good recovery which lead to a very successful 2015 season with 5 UCI wins and a end of year ranking of 26th in the world. Lauren was also a key member of the 2015 World Championships team for Australia.
2016 was a big year with Lauren’s most constant results to date, Lauren stepped up in the big one day classics with multiple top tens in World Tour events and a handful of podiums throughout the season. Lauren capped of the year with a strong showing at the World Championships in Qatar.
Lauren has joined the WM3 Pro cycling team for 2017 and is looking forward to being part of one of the biggest teams in the world!
2014 Australian National Criterium Podium
2014 Australian National Road Race Podium
Lauren has created this website to allow you to follow her journey as she chases her goals on the bike around the world!