Maeve Plouffe is a track cyclist and Olympian who was awarded a Tier 2 Scholarship within the 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Maeve was born in Randwick, NSW, in 1999 and began cycling in 2014. Her strongest disciplines are the Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit and Omnium, and she is currently based in Adelaide with Australia’s elite track cyclists.
Maeve was the number 1 ranked Australian female cyclist in her respective disciplines in 2020 and was the youngest Australian female track cyclist selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games. This was the culmination of years of impressive performances.
In the 2019/2020 season, Maeve was crowned national elite champion in the individual pursuit, team pursuit and the madison, and won gold in the scratch race at the Oceania Championships. Her fine form took her to gold in the women’s team pursuit at the UCI Track World Cup in England. At the World Cup event in Brisbane that year, she took another gold in the team pursuit.
Maeve currently holds the Australian record for the women’s team pursuit, and placed in the top 10 for the team and individual pursuit events at the 2020 UCI Elite Track World Championships.
Maeve has dedicated herself to reaching the podium at the Tokyo Olympic Games, while simultaneously completing a Bachelor of Laws and Science, majoring in Marine Biology and Ecology. As well as getting the best out of herself on the bike, Maeve would like to apply her studies to work within the field of environmental law and policy.
“It is an honour to join the list of high achieving and admirable past SAHOF Scholarship Holders. As a young athlete, SAHOF is helping me kickstart my career and will assist me immensely in working towards my dream of gold in the 2021 Olympic Games.” – Maeve Plouffe on being selected as a 2021 Tier 2 Scholarship Holder.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2019: UCI Track World Cup, Brisbane – 1st, Teams Pursuit
- 2019: UCI Track World Cup, Cambridge – 2nd, Teams Pursuit
- 2019: Oceania Championships – 1st, Scratch Race
- 2020: Tokyo Olympic Team Selection
- 2020: UCI Elite Track World Championships – 4th, Team Pursuit
- 2020: UCI Elite Track World Championships – 10th, Individual Pursuit
- 2021: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder – Tier 2