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Lucas Plapp

Lucas Plapp

Home State: Victoria
AGE: 21

Club: Brunswick Cycling Club
State Institute: Victorian Institute of Sport

Melbourne’s Luke Plapp started cycling at the age of 12 as a form of exercise to support his cricket and football aspirations.

In the first three months of 2018, Plapp shone after winning the under-19 individual time trial national crown, triple national titles on the track, and the Oceania individual time trial title. 

Plapp then celebrated dual junior (under-19) world titles in the points race and in the Madison (with Blake Quick). 

In November 2018, Plapp joined the Australian Cycling Team’s Podium Potential Academy for its inaugural class.

Plapp made his UCI Track Cycling World Cup debut at Round 4 the 2019-20 season in New Zealand, before winning gold in Round 5 in Brisbane. 

​He opened 2020 with gold in the under-23 individual time trial at the Road National Championships.

Plapp received a late call up to the Australian Cycling Team for the 2020 World Championships after Kelland O’Brien broke his collarbone. In Berlin, he finished fourth in the team pursuit (with Sam Welsford, Alexander Porter, Cameron Scott and Leigh Howard) and was thirteenth in the individual pursuit.

Plapp bolted into the Tokyo Olympics squad, winning bronze in the men's team pursuit with Porter, O'Brien, Howard and Welsford.

In 2021, Plapp became the elite individual time trial national champion in Ballarat.

The young star added a second elite national championship to his tally in 2022 in the road race, winning during his first outing as a neo-pro for INEOS Grenadiers.

Jerseys

    Major Results

    Position*Year*Event*LocationCountry
    3rd20222022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Men's 4000m Team Pursuit FinalsBirminghamEngland
    5th20222022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Men’s Time Trial FinalBirminghamEngland
    6th20222022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Men's 40km Points Race FinalBirminghamEngland
    6th20222022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Men's Road Race FinalBirminghamEngland
    1st2022Elite Men - National Road Race ChampionshipsBallaratAustralia
    3rd2021Men's Team Pursuit - Olympic GamesTokyoJapan
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