Quick Facts

Date of Birth
November 13, 1994
Lilydale, VIC
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia

Anna Meares

Career Highlights

Winning nationals with Jess & getting a spot in World team for 2016


A two-time world champion, multiple national champion and a world record holder, Madison Janssen is looking forward to making her Paralympic debut as the sighted pilot for Jessica Gallagher.

Born and raised in Queensland as the youngest of three children, Madison began her cycling career in the form of BMX when she was only five and a half years old, after seeing her brother and father play around with their bikes.  She went on to win multiple national gold medals through her age groups and, in her junior elite career, a world tite. She gained experience as a Level 1 coach and spends much of her spare time promoting her sport to young women.

In 2012, Madison decided to make the switch from BMX to track cycling; a decision she will never regret. While she went from elite to novice, it wasn’t long until she made a name for herself in her new discipline.

Madison made her debut for Australia in track cycling at the 2016 Para-cycling Track Championships in Italy, where with Jessica Gallagher, she set a new world record in the tandem sprint event and won bronze in the 1km time trial.

Having recently moved to Melbourne to allow  herself to train full time with Jessica, Madison has her eyes set on a Paralympic gold, and is hoping to see her hard work continue to pay off in her new sport.

In 10 years Madison hopes to be competing in the Olympics for track cycling & living a happy & healthy life style.

Outside of cycling, Maddie enjoys reading, going to the gym and to the beach, going out for Breakfast, and drinking coffee.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: 1km time trial Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Cycling Disciplines: Individual pursuit Classification: Pilot