Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Ellesse Andrews (Cycling)

  • 01/01/2022

Ellesse Andrews

Age: 22

Born: December 1999 at Christchurch

Height: 1.77m

Event: Track cycling (sprint)

Personal bests: 200m time trial 10.563s, 750m team sprint 47.589s

Coach: Nick Flyger

Andrews enjoys great cycling pedigree, with dad Jon a former Olympian and 1990 Commonwealth Games double bronze medallist, and mum Angela Mote-Andrews a world championship mountain biker.

Andrews began in mountain biking, but switched to track cycling, where she won world junior titles in the team sprint and individual pursuit, clocking a world junior record in the latter.

She won a 2018 Oceania individual pursuit title and was named Halberg Awards Emerging Talent that same year.

Andrews captured the keirin silver medal at last year's Tokyo Olympics, progressing through a repechage to the quarter-finals and semis, before riding a brilliant tactical race in the final.