Look for continued and rapid improvement from Niki. Again, as per Anna and Lisa, Niki can count herself amongst the very best of the technically proficient Elite Women XC athletes in the world. The challenge is now to develop the ability to get to the top of the hills as quickly as the best. But watch out when that happens Niki will be able to show most a very clean pair of heels on the down hills!!
“On yer bike”, is no longer a line to deflect unwanted attention – it’s more a call to action. Professional mountain bike rider Niki Gudex is proving women who saddle up can go far.”
Niki has signed with the newly formed Intense Cycles Cross Country team for the 2004 season. Niki will focus on the NORBA series, in addition to the Sea Otter Classic, Nth American World Cup events, World Championships and World Cup Finals, and of course the Australian National Series and National Championships.
Niki spent a total of four months abroad in 2003 testing her metal at the ultimate level in North America and Europe. Niki contested select Cross Country Mountain Bike events from the NORBA Series (US National), World Cup Series and World Championships.
In May this year, Gudex’s work was included in the 2003 Hatched National Graduate Exhibition at Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts as one of the top sixty six Visual Arts graduates in Australia.
The Hatched National Graduate Show is a curated showcase of new art from Australia’s top graduates. Continuing to be the only national survey of its kind, this year’s Hatched features sixty six of the most promising artists fresh out of seventeen art schools from around Australia. Hatched has become a rite of passage for Australia’s next generation of artists and a snapshot of the directions we can expect in emerging contemporary practice.
“FilmInk grills your favourite sports stars about the movies that move them. Mountain biking isn’t just for the boys – as champion Niki Gudex will attest. She’s only been in the sport for three years and is already ranked the number two rider in Australia. And while she may have broken more than her fair share of bones, it hasn’t stopped her being voted Australia’s Sexiest Sportswoman by Inside Sport magazine. Amazingly, she also finds time to catch a movie every now and then…”
Famous for being Australia’s top woman mountain bike rider; currently ranked first in cross country mountain biking and second in downhill; being voted Australia’s Sexiest Sportswoman 2002 by Inside Sport magazine readers; and being a full time sports model.
A glamorous presence in the rough-and-ready world of mountain biking, Niki Gudex backs up personal appeal with athletic prowess. By rights, Niki Gudex should have had her licence to enact thrills and spills revoked some time ago.
Niki recently graduated with Distinction from her Bachelor of Creative Arts degree, majoring in Graphic Design and New Media. She is very pleased with her results and is looking forwards to racing internationally now that her calendar permits.