Sara Carrigan has been an Australian Professional Cyclist who has enjoyed cycling for 19 years. She commenced at the age of fifteen after being identified through a High School Sports Talent Search.
Some of Sara’s greatest successes include winning the Gold Medal in the 130 km Road Race at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games medallist, two-time National Champion, World Cup winner, 12-time Australian Championship medallist, Australian representative at 8 World Championships, 2 Olympic Games (2004 and 2008) and 2 Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006), being named Australian Female Road Cyclist of the Year 2002, 2003 and 2004, receiving the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List, having a street named in her honour– Sara Carrigan Crt, and being inducted into both the Gold Coast & QLD Sporting Hall of Fame in 2012. Sara graduated from university with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Real Estate & Property Development and was awarded Academic Excellence top 5% of students.
After announcing her retirement from professional sport in December 2008 following the Beijing Olympic Games, Sara founded ‘Sara Carrigan Cycling’ providing coaching clinics to recreational riders in a friendly, fun and safe environment to deliver rudimentary cycling skill courses, group rides and safety sessions for all levels of ability.
Sara is a Level 2 Cycling Australia accredited coach and also coaches and mentors a range of athletes from junior talent right up to the elite level and has been selected as one of only 15 coaches across all sports within Australia as part of the AIS High Performance Coaching & Leadership Program in 2013-14. Sara has coached with both Triathlon Australia and Cycling Australia at World Championships, is a magazine columnist, is an Executive Board Member of QLD Olympic Council, and is a member of the ‘Sport and Technical Committee’ of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Sara is one of Australia’s most dedicated and passionate advocates of the sport.
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