Brodie Chapman (cycling) is a Commonwealth Games debutant. She grew up in Mount Glorious in Brisbane’s hinterland where she road downhill mountain bikes. As a 14-year-old she took part in the nine-day Goondiwindi to Gold Coast and later worked as a bike courier, apprentice bike mechanic and spent a summer at the mountain bike park at Mount Buller. She completed a psychology degree at the University of Queensland and in 2013 was selected to play AFL in the Australian University Games but after injuring her ribs opted instead to compete in cycling and finished third in her first road race. Chapman has suffered several injury setbacks after being struck twice by cars but in 2018 competed as an unknown in the national road race championships where she finished sixth. Weeks later, while working at the media centre covering the Tour Down Under, Chapman was called by national coach Brad McGee and offered a ride in the inaugural women’s Herald-Sun Tour, which she won. That year she was offered a pro tour contract and finished fifth in the Tour of California and represented Australia at the World Championships. Chapman has since gone on to win the Tour of the Gila in the USA and was the inaugural champion of both the Gravel & Tar Classic in New Zealand and the Race Torquay in Victoria.
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Cycling - Road
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