Cameron Wright

Athlete Profile

Name: Cameron Wright

Nickname: Cam

Date of Birth: 24/03/2000

Current Team: Giant Factory Off-Road Team

Height (cm): 179cm
Weight (kg): 70kg
Residence: Chapel Hill, Australia


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Why do you ride: I ride because I enjoy the freedom of shredding trails with my mates and training hard to achieve what I have set out to.
What/who started you racing: Dad got me riding bikes and entered me into my first race in u/7s. Since then I’ve loved the thrill of racing and being competitive.

Weakness: Endurance/Marathon racing
Most important people in your life and career: Dad, my coach Donna Dall and the rest of my family.
Racing since: 2009
Best part of racing: Having a clear trail in front of you and the feeling you get when crossing the finish line in first. Hardest part: Pushing through the pain when it is in the most important part of the race.
Worst moment in career: Pulling my back out at the Oceania Championships, just a week before the National Championships in March 2017.

Best moment in career: Winning my first Junior World Championship as a first year and in my home country. General career goals: Win back to back World Titles in Junior, and move on to do the same in U/23 and Elite. And continue to win races in between in Australia (National Championships, Series etc.)

Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognaise
Favourite music: Almost any, but more EDM.
Best idea of having good time: Riding bikes with mates, and building trails.
Favourite place to travel to: Can’t say I have one… Haven’t been to many places in my lifetime...

Most respected mountain bike riders: Burry Stander, Nino Schurter, Julien Absalon, Jaroslav Kulhavy.
Other most respected athletes: Usain Bolt

Favourite riding spots and courses: Cairns (AUS), Rotorua (NZL) and Cascades in Pietermaritzburg (RSA) Advice to beginners: Enjoy what you’re doing!
Other sports: Road Cycling, Track Cycling
Other interests: Running, Trail building
If I was not a professional mountain biker... I would probably be building houses/architect

Objectives for 2019:

  • To regularly achieve a Top 10 results in Under 23 World Cup Series
  • Aiming for a podium finish at 2019 World Championships in Canada
  • Win National and Continental Championships.

Career Highlights

  • 2017 UCI Junior World Champion
  • 2018 UCI Junior World Championships 6th place
  • Multi Times National Champion

Race Results

Year 2020

  • Australian National Championships - Under 23 XC - 1st
  • Copa Catalunya International Banyoles XCO - HC - 6th
  • Oceania Under 23 XC Championship - 6th

Year 2019

  • World Cup XC #7 - Snowshoe (USA) - 35th
  • World Championships Under 23 XC - 18th
  • World Championships Team Relay - 9th
  • World Cup XC #6 - Lenzerheide (SUI) - 46th
  • World Cup XC #5 - Val di Sole (ITA) - 68th
  • World Cup XC #4 - Les Gets (FRA) - 56th
  • World Cup XC #3 - Vallnord (AND) - 40th
  • World Cup XC #2 - Nove Mesto (CZE) - 37th
  • World Cup XC #1 - Albstadt (GER) - 33rd
  • Oceania Under 23 XC Championship - 2nd
  • Australian National Championships - Under 23 XCC - 1st
  • Australian National Championships - Under 23 XC - 2nd
  • Australian National Cup T1 - Cat 2 - 3rd

Year 2018

  • Junior XC World Championships - 6th
  • World Championships Team Relay - 12th
  • Kitz Alp Bike Festival XCO - 3rd
  • Australian National Championships - Junior XC - 1st
  • Oceania Championships - Junior XC - 1st
  • Australian MTB Series #6 - 1st
  • Australian MTB Series #5 - 1st
  • Australian MTB Series #4 - 1st
  • Australian MTB Series #3 - 1st
  • Australian MTB Series #2 - 1st
  • Australian MTB Series #1 - 1st

Year 2017

  • World Championships Team Relay - 14th
  • Junior XC World Championships - 1st
  • Australian National Championships - Junior XC - 1st