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Cycling Australia announces Cyclist of the Year finalists

Sam Hill is a nominee for Australia's elite mountain biker of the year

Sam Hill is a nominee for Australia's elite mountain biker of the year (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

Cycling Australia announced finalists for its mountain biker of the year awards, to be presented at a gala celebration being staged at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel on Sunday, November 23.

"I congratulate all the nominees who have been and will continue to be outstanding ambassadors for cycling and for Australia," said Mike Victor OAM, President of Cycling Australia. "We have a wealth of talent in our sport from masters to juniors and across all the disciplines and we continue to rank amongst the world's top nations in the sport.

"I look forward to enjoying a night of celebration to mark the great achievements of our cyclists in 2008."

Finalists in each mountain bike category are listed below.

Elite Male Mountain Biker of the Year
Jared Graves
Sam Hill
Nathan Rennie

Elite Female Mountain Biker of the Year
Caroline Buchanan
Dellys Starr

Junior Male Mountain Biker of the Year
Shaun O'Connor
Rhys Willemse
Sam Willoughby

Junior Female Mountain Biker of the Year
Caroline Buchanan
Rebecca Henderson

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