MAEVE PLOUFFE | PORT ADELAIDE CC (SA)
After taking up cycling in 2015 at the age of 14 after previously taking part in long distance ocean swimming, Adelaide's Maeve Plouffe (born 8/7/1999) claimed a number of medals on both the road and track in the under 17 ranks.
She made her debut in the green and gold for Australia at the 2017 Junior (Under 19) Track Cycling World Championships where she finished in the top six in the team pursuit and Madison.
In her first year in the elite ranks in 2018, Plouffe was part of South Australia's national championship winning team pursuit squad.
Plouffe then joined the Australian Cycling Team’s Podium Potential Academy for its inaugural class in late 2018, and during the 2018-19 season she claimed three national titles - the team and individual pursuits and the Madison.
Becoming a train-on member of the Podium squad late in 2019, Plouffe excelled with five Oceania Championships medals in October, before winning World Cup team pursuit gold and silver in Brisbane and New Zealand.
While on her elite World Championships debut in February 2020, the twenty-year-old Plouffe claimed a top ten finish in the 3000m individual pursuit, clocking 3mins 26.742secs for the 12-lap event, bettering her personal best by five seconds which she set in October 2019 at the Oceania Championships.
2020 Berlin (Elite Debut)
5th Team Pursuit
10th Individual Pursuit
🥇 Team Pursuit
🥇 Individual Pursuit
🥇 Madison (with Clonan)
🥇 Team Pursuit
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