BMX rider Nick Yallouris was introduced to track cycling in 2010, and following a stellar 2014/15 season, he was invited to join the Australian Para-cycling team as pilot for Commonwealth Games medallist Paul Kennedy.

Making his international debut at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Nick and Paul finished sixth in the tandem 1km time trial.

A steep learning curve, Nick got a taste for international tandem cycling and soon set his sights on Paralympic gold.

Based at Chittaway Point on the NSW Central Coast, Nick and cyclist Matt Formston trained a minimum 13 days per fortnight in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Competing in four events, they placed fifth in the 4000m individual pursuit, just missing a berth in the race for bronze, sixth in the 1000m time trial and 13th in the time trial B and road race B.

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Date of birth
24 February 1994
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Chittaway Point, NSW
Athlete and bicycle mechanic
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the 2015 Madison National Championships

Greatest sporting moments

Winning the 2015 Burnie Wheelrace, the second oldest bike race in Australia

Heroes/role models

His coach, Brad McGee


  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Time trial Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Individual pursuit Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Road time trial Classification: Pilot
  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Road race Classification: Pilot

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