The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Cycling program operates both track and road cycling programs for male and female athletes.
With the AIS Road Cycling programs spending the majority of the year in Europe, the AIS Italian Cycling base in Tuscany was established in 1997. In 2000, the AIS Italian Cycling base was moved from Tuscany to Reggio, Emilia, where the Men's Road Cycling program was joined by the Women's Road Cycling program. In 2006 both programs joined the new AIS European Training Centre in the province of Varese in Italy.
In 2001, the administration of the AIS Road Cycling programs relocated from Canberra to Adelaide to join the AIS Track Cycling program. AIS Cycling's administration is now based at the Adelaide Super-Drome following its move from the "Del Monte" facility on Henley Beach in 2004.
Aspiring athletes are required to apply through their respective state national training centre program based at each state institute or academy of sport (SIS/SAS). Successful applicants need to have an outstanding record of achievements at the state or national level, and be assessed as having the potential to compete successfully at an international level.
Road Scholarships run from 1 January to 31 December and Track Scholarships run from 1 May to 30 April. Applications are called for in November (for Road) and March (for Track) of each year from each SIS/SAS.
AIS athletes are provided with professional coaching, access to training facilities, equipment, clothing, sports science and sports medicine, domestic and international travel, accommodation, food and some assistance towards educational expenses. All athletes are encouraged and supported to pursue study while training and competing in their sport.
Click here to go to the AIS Cycling pages on the AIS Website.
For a list current and past AIS Scholarship holders follow the links below.
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