Victorian Institute of Sport


The VIS cycling program comprises two structured sub-programs, Road Cycling and Track Cycling, and services an exciting group of world class athletes from junior through to Olympic and professional level.

VIS cyclists train according to individual programs, with road and track cycling in and around metropolitan, country Victoria and interstate, complemented by physical preparation work.

As well as training and competition support, the program provides athletes with medical, sport science, physiotherapy, psychology, nutritional and ACE services.

Through participation in training camps and daily training sessions, athletes push themselves and each other to obtain world class performances. The development of each athlete is monitored by program staff through regular monitoring and testing

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Five named in Para-Cycling World Champs Team

Thursday, 06 June 2019

The VIS would like to congratulate the five VIS athletes named in the team; Carol Cooke, Stuart Tripp, Emily Petricola, Alistair Donohoe and Hannah Macdougall.

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Cooke and Macdougall win silver

Monday, 13 May 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Carol Cooke won dual silver at the 2019 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup campaign, while Hannah Macdougall placed second and third in her Time Trial and Road Race respectively.

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Frislie leads VIS Track Nats charge

Monday, 15 April 2019

The Victorian Institute of Sport cyclists had a fantastic Track Nationals campaign with eight first places including four of those to Graeme Frislie.

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Donohoe & Petricola dominate para-cycling world champs

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport para cycling duo Alistair Donohoe and Emily Petricola had a weekend to remember at the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in the Netherlands both becoming World Champions in their respective events.

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O'Brien & Co. obliterate World Record

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

VIS’ Kelland O’Brien and his Australian Team Pursuit teammates obliterated their own World Record on the way to winning the gold medal at the 2019 UCI Track World Championships in Pruszkow, Poland on Thursday.

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VIS Cyclists dominate the 2019 Victorian Track Championships

Monday, 25 February 2019

Taking place at the DISC Velodrome in Melbourne, the 2019 Victorian Track Championships ITT produced some great results for the Victorian Institute of Sport cyclists.

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O’Brien and Howard bring it home on the final day

Monday, 11 February 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport cycling duo, Kelland O’Brien and Leigh Howard, found a whole new level on the final day of Melbourne’s Six Day series to snatch victory off Sam Welsford and Cameron Scott who had been on top for the previous two nights.

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Alistair the Aggressor

Monday, 04 February 2019

After showing a huge amount of grit and determination, VIS para cyclist Alistair Donohoe finished fourth in Stage 4 (Arthur’s Seat) of the Herald Sun Tour, and was awarded the most aggressive rider of the final day of racing.

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O'Brien close to best

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

VIS’ Kelland O’Brien is getting back to his best placing second in the men’s Madison event at the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong on the weekend.

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VIS cyclists continue to dominate

Monday, 14 January 2019

The Victorian Institute of Sport cycling program has started the new year on a high with an impressive haul of medals at the 2019 Fed Uni Road National Championships in Ballarat last weekend.

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Australian National Championships, Sydney

Shane Perkins - 1st Men’s Keirin, 3rd Men’s Team Sprint

Braeden Dean - 1st U19 Men’s 1km TT & Team Sprint, 2nd Men’s Sprint

Jay Castles - 1st U19 Men’s Team Sprint, 3rd U19 Men’s Sprint

Alex Morgan - 2nd Men’s Individual Pursuit

Jacob Schmid - 2nd Men’s Keirin, 3rd Men’s Team Sprint

Caitlin Ward - 2nd Women’s 500m TT & Team Sprint, 3rd Women’s Keirin & Sprint

Matt Ross - 2nd U19 Men’s 10km Scratch, 3rd Men’s Team Pursuit

Lucas Hamilton - 3rd Men’s Team Pursuit

Alex Morgan, Shane Perkins, Jacob Schmid and Caitlin Ward – Selected into ‘Long Squad’ for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Alex Morgan and Caitlin Ward named male and female Victorian Track Cyclists of the Year 2013/14, respectively.


International & Domestic

Jess Allen - 1st Women’s Oceania Road Championships

Lucas Hamilton - 1st U19 Men’s Oceania Road Championships, 1st Stage 2 & 3rd Stage 3, Mersey Valley Tour (National Junior Men’s Selection)

Tessa Fabry - 1st General Classification, 2014 Battle on the Border (NRS) & 2nd Overall General Classification, Mersey Valley Tour (NRS)

Tom Hamilton - King of the Mountains Classification winner, Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Alex Morgan - Selected into Jayco-AIS U23 World Tour Academy Squad

Associate Scholarship Holders

Simon Gerrans - 1st Liege-Bastogne-Liege, 1st General Classification, Tour Down Under (UCI World Tour Race), 1st Australian Elite Road Championship, Victorian Sportsperson of the Year, 3rd Amstel Gold Race

Simon Clarke - 1st General Classification, Jayco Herald Sun Tour                

Cadel Evans - 2nd General Classification, Tour Down Under (UCI World Tour Race)

Shane Kelly OAM

Track Sprint Coach

Glenn O'Shea

Track Endurance Coach

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC)

Various metropolitan and country road training courses


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