Quick Facts

Date of Birth
April 21, 1993
Karana Downs, QLD
Professional Cyclist & Student
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Career Highlights

National Tandem 4 km champions


David Edwards took up cycling in 2006 when he was 13 years old and had early domestic success including winning bronze in the U15 Pairs Time Trial at the 2007 Australian Road Championships. In 2009 he won gold in the U17 Time Trial and gold again the following year in the U19 event, qualifying him for the 2010 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Italy where he made his Australian international debut.

A year later at the 2011 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Denmark, David had a breakthrough result and reached the podium, finishing third in the Time Trial. He was named Cycling Australia’s Junior Male Road Cyclist of the Year in 2011.

In 2013 David was invited to join the famous French road cycling team AG2R LA MONDIALE (Under 23 team). His results and potential saw his contract extended for the 2014 Season. He now competes for CharterMason Giant Racing Team, a talented force of 16 cycling athletes who compete at the Cycling Australia National Road Series level.

In 2015 David won the Under 23 Oceania Continental Championship Road Race.

As well as being a competitive able-bodied road racer, David pilots for seven-time Paralympian Kieran Modra in tandem races.

The pair won gold in the tandem pursuit at the most recent 2016 Australian Para-Cycling Championships in Adelaide. Less than one second separated them from 2014 world champions and title holders Matt Formston and pilot Michael Curran across the 16-lap nail-biting final. They also won silver in the tandem sprint final and were fifth in the time trial.

Born in the Northern Territory, David now calls the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland home. He is studying a Bachelor of Psychology.

Sports & Disciplines

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