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Three’s a Charm for Julia Emblin.

Three’s a Charm for Julia Emblin.

Author: Letty James/Friday, 10 May 2019/Categories: News

We have some incredibly talented cyclists in our local Queensland Clubs, and we like to honour the dedication that goes into competing in this sport.  

This week we would like to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Sunshine Coast Cycling Club rider Julia Emblin.  She has a lengthy list of cycling achievements, having competed all around the globe including South Africa, Denmark, France, Italy and Japan. Not only a globe trotter, Emblin has reached the top step on not only one, nor two but three UCI Gran Fondo World Championships podiums.

Born and raised in Victoria, Julia started riding her bike to school at the tender age of 5.  She moved to the Sunshine State in 2001, and soon after joined the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club where she has been a member for the last 17 years.  She competes in road racing events for her age category, with her first major win was the Australian Ladies Masters Road Race 50-55 in Adelaide in 2005.

Since then, she has made her mark Masters cycling by taking home three UCI Gran Fondo World Championships gold medals including South Africa in 2012, Perth in 2016 and France in 2017.  Julia’s motivation for the sport is driven primarily by personal satisfaction, where she trains up to 6 days per week. 

Julia’s full list of titles include:

·         2005 Adelaide, Australia Masters Road Race 50-55 – 1st 

·         2007 Austria - 3rd Time Trial Age Category

·         2011 Sydney Australia 2011 - 1st Road Race And Trial Age Category

·         2012 South Africa, UCI World Championships - 1st Road Race And Time Trial

·         2015 Denmark UCI World Championships - 3rd Road Race

·         2016 Niseko Classic, Niseko Japan,– 1st Age Category

·         2016 Perth, Australia UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - 1st Age Category

·         2017 Victoria, Amy’s Gran Fondo, 1st Age Category

·         2017 Albi, France UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, 1st Age Category

·         2018 Varese, Italy – UCI Grand Fondo World Championships, 2nd Age Category

·         2018 Velothon, Sunshine Coast, 1st Grand Masters

If you know someone from your club who is worthy of a mention, send through an email to:

·         2019 – Brisbane, Australia – Gran Fondo 1st Age Category


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