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Total investment 2014–15: $9,482,500 (high performance: $7,360,000; high performance – para: $1,120,000; participation: $592,500; other: $410,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 53%

Cycling Australia has been rated as on track for both the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines. Performances in 2014 across road, track and BMX were encouraging at both the elite and underpinning age-group levels. The various Olympic and Paralympic disciplines are currently expected to be key contributors to cycling’s Australia’s Winning Edge targets.

The para-cycling squad exceeded the medal target at the 2014 track world championships and met the medal target at the road world championships. A key focus for the next two years will be to expand on those levels of performance, as other nations also increase their focus on the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cycling Australia’s high performance unit works hard at cultivating a performance focus within the wider financial challenges of the national sporting organisation. It should be noted that the financial challenges of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) nations qualification process are a concern and could threaten a sustainable athlete pathway strategy towards Rio and beyond.

Recently, Australia has its most successful world championships since Melbourne 2012, Australia finished top of the medal tally with 11 medals (four gold, four silver and three bronze). Australia's world titles came from the women's team, pursuit quartet, Rebecca Wiasak in the individual pursuit, in addition to Anna Meares and Annette Edmondson.

governance

Cycling Australia has undergone significant governance reform during 2014, including transitioning to a company limited by guarantee and adopting a new constitution that will allow it to be fully compliant with the ASC’s mandatory sports governance principles. A new skills-based board has also been elected, and Cycling Australia will continue to implement necessary governance reform during 2015. 

2014 benchmark event // world championships

Medal target: 5 to 8

Actual: gold 2 silver 2 bronze 2 total 6

2014 Paralympic benchmark event // world championships

Medal target: 12 to 16

Actual: gold 9 silver 6 bronze 7 total 22

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