Quick Facts

Sport
Cycling
Date of Birth
April 21, 1993
Home
Karana Downs, QLD
Occupation
Athlete & student
Started Competing
2006
Career Highlights

Winning the 2016 Australian Para-cycling Tandem National Championships with Kieran Modra

Bio

David Edwards began competing in cycling in 2006, enjoying early domestic success including bronze in the U15 pairs time trial at the 2007 Australian Road Championships, gold in the U17 time trial two years later and gold in the U19 selection race the year after that.

At the 2011 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, he placed third in the time trial, and was later named Cycling Australia’s Junior Male Road Cyclist of the Year.

In 2013 David was invited to join the French road cycling team AG2R LA MONDIALE as an U23 competitor, a contract then extended for the 2014 season.

He rode for Charter Mason-Giant Racing Team in 2015, one of 16 competing in the Cycling Australia National Road Series, and also won the U23 Oceania Continental Championships road race.

David made his Paralympic debut in 2016 as pilot to eight-time Paralympian Kieran Modra. In the lead-up to the Games, the pair won gold in the tandem pursuit at the 2016 Australian Para-cycling Championships, with less than one second separating them and 2014 world champions Matt Formston and Michael Curran. Kieran and David also won silver in the tandem sprint and placed fifth in the time trial.

At the Rio 2016 Games they competed in three events, winning bronze in the time trial.

The Northern Territory native is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at Griffith University.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: Individual pursuit Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: Road race Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: road time trial Classification: Pilot