Steele Bishop

1983: world champion in the individual pursuit

Steele Bishop ( born April 29, 1953 in Perth ) is an Australian former racing driver and World Champion.

Bishop Steele was a professional cyclist from 1975 to 1985, after he had held for four years as an amateur before. His biggest success in 1983 was winning the world title in the individual pursuit at the Track World Championships in Zurich. During his cycling career, he has won numerous Australian Champions on the web. At the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 he was a member of the Australian quartet in the team pursuit.

Six times Bishop won the Western Australian road race Westral Wheel Race and the first two sweeps of the Griffin 1000 ''. In 1984 he made ​​a record attempt in a recumbent bike on the velodrome of Lang Lang in front of television cameras, which failed, however.

1983 Steele Bishop became the " Western Australian Sports Star of the Year " award and included in the " Western Australian Hall of Champions " in 1985. He also received the 1983 " Hubert Opperman Award" ( " Oppy Oscar" ), named after the legendary Australian cycling star Hubert Opperman, for the best performance of the year in Australian sport.