Katherine Bates

2007: World champion in the points race

Katherine "Kate" Bates ( born May 18, 1982 in Sydney ) is an Australian former racing driver who was successful on road and rail.

At the age of ten years, Katherine Bates started cycling. Six years later, she was nominated for the Junior Track World Championships and immediately took second place in the One - tracking.

Since then, Katherine Bates took numerous podium finishes at track world championships, train and road race World Cups. In 2002 she won at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in first place in the points race and the second in the pursuit. Six times she was Australian champion, five times on the track and once on the road. Twice she took part in the Olympic Games, Athens 2004 (ranked 4 in the pursuit ) and in Beijing in 2008.

In the UCI Track Cycling World Cup 2007 in Palma de Mallorca Bates was world champion in the points race. In the UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands in 2011, she won silver in the scratch. End of this year she announced her departure for chronic back pain.

The home club of Katherine Bates is the Parramatta Cycling Club, which was founded by her grandfather and where her sister Natalie is active.