Sarah Roy

Sarah Roy (cycling) is also one of the best sprinters. Roy is making her second Commonwealth Games appearance after a fifth-place finish in the road race on the Gold Coast four years ago. In 2021, she won the national road race with a stunning 30km solo ride, seven years after claiming the criterium title when she didn’t own a bike. Only Kathy Watt and Oenone Wood have won the double. Sarah’s sporting career started in triathlons but after being invited to a six-week study on altitude training for cyclists by the Australian Institute of Sport, Roy departed with a new career in mind. However, hip and knee injuries delayed her transition and she credits 2006 Commonwealth Games road race champion Natalie Bates for getting her career on track.  Roy moved to France in 2014 and rode for the Orica-AIS team for six seasons before switching to Canyon-SRAM in 2022. Roy has a sports science degree and a master’s in Clinical Physiology.

Sport / Discipline

Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track

Birth Place

St Leonards

Birth state


Date of Birth




Gold Coast, 2018

Birmingham, 2022

Results History


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Education Details:

Bachelor of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Master of clinical physiology (rehabilitation), Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia - currently studying.

Club details:

Sydney Uni Velo.

Why did you begin your sport?

I was inspired by watching Anna Meares on the track at the Olympics when I was young but ended up getting into triathlon for a few years before being selected into a cycling talent ID program and haven't looked back since.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

I have an activation routine that I do but nothing exciting.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Being selected for my first world championships. I was so excited.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

I don't have one hero/idol in particular. I am inspired by and look up to lots of awesome people around me every day.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

Natalie Kaebisch (nee Bates). Nat has guided me through complicated injuries and stuck by me even when I didn't show a great deal of potential. She is brutally honest, she challenges me and is extremely generous with her time and knowledge. I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for Nat.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I could almost say that food is my hobby. I love cooking with friends, baking, eating, trying new foods and food experiences around the world and I also love food photography.

What is your sporting ambition?

I aim to be the best athlete I can be on and off the bike. I want to become a credible athlete that can give back, can help/inspire others through my experiences.


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