Sam Hill Missing from Cycling Australia's 2017 Award Nominee List

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11/13/2017 8:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2017 8:06 AM

is it because EWS isn't an UCI-sanctioned category like DH? mick, troy and jack are perfect nominees, but no sam hill is a strange one.

official PR from Cycling Australia (i did not include the list of all categories like road, track, bmx...just MTB )

ALERT | 2017 Cycling Australia Awards finalists announced
Cycling Australia is pleased to announce all finalists for the 2017 Cycling Australia Awards.

The Awards, to be held on Friday 17 November in Melbourne, will culminate with the presentation of the Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal & Trophy to the 2017 Australian Cyclist of the Year.

New in 2017, the Gary West Coach of the Year Award honours the memory of Gary West who passed away earlier this year.

“Gary will always be remembered as one of the leading lights of the cycling community, and the naming of the award is a fitting acknowledgment of his contribution to the sport,” said Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green.

“Gary enjoyed enormous success on the international stage, both as an athlete and a coach and this Award will recognise a coach who like Gary, displays dedication and commitment to the sport, staff and athletes.”

Also announced on the night will be the winner of the JLT People's Choice Award, decided by thousands of votes from Australian fans who voted for their favourite cyclist of 2017.

The 2017 Subaru NRS champions in both the individual and teams classifications, the Australian Club Premiership, plus the Norm Gailey Trophy for Champion State will be recognised.

Plus, in celebration of the greats of our sport, the Class of 2017 will be inducted into the Cycling Australia Hall of Fame.

2017 Cycling Australia Award Finalists

MTB
Men
Michael Hannah (QLD/Downhill)
Troy Brosnan (SA/Downhill)
Jack Moir (Downhill)

Women
Tracey Hannah (QLD/Downhill)
Janine Jungfels (QLD/Trials)
Caroline Buchanan (ACT/4X)

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Amy McCann - National Communications Manager, Cycling Australia, Via email or +61425758989

About Cycling Australia
Cycling Australia (CA) is the national body responsible for the sport of cycling in Australia as recognised by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

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11/13/2017 8:20 AM

Maybe they thought he's an easy win there so they put him on Australia's "Man of the Year" list

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11/13/2017 8:30 AM

If I remember correctly (which I may not), the same thing happened to Greg Minnaar after he won the World Champs. But South Africa is very much road and marathon biased, even with the Goat to boast of.

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11/13/2017 2:32 PM

Pretty sure that the same thing happedned when Graves won the EWS. CA only look at UCI events. MTBA (Australias peak MTB body) run their own awards. They have an interesting relationship with Enduro so will be interesting to see where Sam ranks in that.

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11/13/2017 10:54 PM

harwox wrote:

Pretty sure that the same thing happedned when Graves won the EWS. CA only look at UCI events. MTBA (Australias peak MTB body) run their own awards. They have an interesting relationship with Enduro so will be interesting to see where Sam ranks in that.

I wonder why MTBA has an interesting relationship with Enduro @harworx?

Cant see them dissing Sam Hill tho, Yeeeeew

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11/14/2017 3:12 AM

Doesn’t look good from the MTBA annual report released this afternoon.

“On the national stage, Australia’s mountain bikers recorded some signi cant world-class results and a number or riders remain consistently high in the world rankings. Australia continues to be one of the leading DHI nations in the world. It was an Olympic year, and Daniel McConnell (ACT), Scott Bowden
(TAS) and Rebecca Henderson (ACT) represented Australians in the Rio Games”

Whilst technically I think it is based on the Financial year ending in June, there is still reference to Word Champs so there is recent information available.

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11/17/2017 1:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2017 1:46 AM

The MTB awards went to Mick and Tracey Hannah (clearly, only UCI sanctioned events were considered):