Mt Glorious, Australia
B.A. University of Queensland
Represented AUS at the UCI World Championships ('18)
Jayco Herald Sun Tour Champion ('18)
6th - AUS National Road Race Championships ('18)
5th - Amgen Tour of California ('18)
2nd - Giro Della Donna ('17)
6th - Tour of East Gippsland ('17)
7th Subaru Australian Open Criterium ('17)
2nd Overall Tour of the South West ('17)
Brodie's win at the Herald Sun Tour in 2018 launched her professional career with Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank. A former mountain biker, Brodie leverages her bike handling skills with her strengths in climbing and as an all-around rider in the peloton.
Brodie got her start in cycling on the dirt. Her dad got her a BMX bike at the age of 12, and it was her desire to get a new bike that led her to working at a bike shop as a 17-year old. The community of people that she met on the job ultimately led her to downhill mountain bike racing. Brodie started racing regularly on the road in 2015, and has continued to progress in the local scene in Australia, with a standout national championships (6th place) before her breakthrough ride at the Herald Sun Tour, a UCI 2.2 race. In her first year as a professional, Brodie achieved a top 20 finish at the prestigious Fleche Wallone and XX at the Amgen Tour of California.
Q&A with Brodie
It’s fast, thrilling, tactical, unpredictable, relaxing and social all at the same time.
What's your motivation/inspiration (especially on a tough weather day)?
I like the saying that “action breeds motivation” so when you don’t feel like it or the weather is less than ideal, I just go and do it anyway and always feel motivated and accomplished after the fact. Another thing is to make it different. Some days I just enjoy riding with no data and finding new roads. I sometimes train hard alone, on the MTB, on the Ergo to a good DJ set, a bunch ride or commute!
Anything uphill with friends.
Racing to World Champs in Innsbruck, Austria.
Learn to pistol squat and learn to focus more attentively.
When not riding, I like to...:
Go to the beach and splash around or kick a football.
Favorite warmup song:
All Good by De La Soul and Shaka Khan
Favorite post-ride food:
Pineapple and a smoothie
Any advice to future / aspiring cyclists?
Go on some good bunch rides and race your mates for the weekly thrills.
Little known fact...:
I can climb coconut trees