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Niki Gudex is Australia's most recognisable and highly regarded female mountain biker. She competes in both Downhill (DH) and Cross Country (XC), and after only two years of professional riding won the Australian National Championships Series in both disciplines. She has raced on the Australian DH and XC National teams, and continues to perform at both national and international biking events. Just recently, she placed in the top ten of the 2008 All Mountain World Championships in California, USA.
A remarkable sporting resume combined with stunning looks has Niki regularly featuring in stories, shoots and interviews across all mediums and throughout the world. She has appeared on the cover of the internationally acclaimed Black & White magazine, as well as doing covers for both Chick and FHM, amongst others. Magazines ranging from fashion bible Vogue to music's Rolling Stone have done pieces on her, as well as America's high-end men's lifestyle/travel magazine Outside go. Readers of Inside Sport have voted her as "Australia's Sexiest Sportswoman", and she has appeared on FHM's Top 100 beautiful women in the world list for six successive years.
Niki's overwhelming respect and following in cycling circles has demanded a huge fan base and exceptional sponsor relationships. Working alongside a number of international companies, Niki is a global brand ambassador for Oakley, Scott bikes, and Castelli cycling apparel. She promotes her sport and sponsors at cycling trade shows such as Interbike and Eurobike, and is often requested to 'guest coach' at training camps throughout Europe and North America. Niki is the race ambassador for Perth's Cape to Cape, a role that illustrates her diversity to be able to not only compete in a grueling four day contest but also be the 'face' of the event, handling interviews and the media.
Graduating from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Graphic Design and New Media, Niki was also crowned the universities 'Sportsperson Of The Year'. With a careful balance of racing and extra curricular activities, Niki is continually contributing back to her sport, including writing a regular column in mountain biking magazine Revolution, and working on action sports and biking television programs.
Name Niki Gudex Resides Between Sydney, Australia and North America. Occupation Mountain Biker / Graphic Designer / Model / Artist
Summary of Professional Accomplishments: All Mountain World Championships 9th - 2008 Represented Australia at the World Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005 for XC Represented Australia at the World Championships in 2001 for DH Australian National Series Champion 2003 - XC Australian National Series Champion 2001 - DH 6 x Top 20 NORBA finishes - 2004 1 x Top 10 NORBA finish - 2004
Race Results All Mountain (AM) 2008 1st Pixie Cross World Championships 2008 9th All Mountain World Championships 2008
Cross Country (XC) 2005 2nd Australian National XC Championships 2005 47th World Championships, Livigno, Italy 2005
Cross Country (XC) 2004 3rd Australian National XC Championships 2004 2nd Wildside Tasmania XC 2004 32nd Sea Otter Classic XC 2004 23rd World Cup XC #5 – Mont Sainte Anne, Canada 23rd World Cup XC #6 – Calgary, Canada 23rd NORBA XC Series 2004 21st NORBA STXC Series 2004 (6 top 20 NORBA finishes in 2004) 10th NORBA STXC #6 Idaho World Championships, Les Gets, France 2004
Cross Country (XC) 2003 1st Australian National XC Series Champion 2003 1st National XC Series Round 6, Fellcrag, QLD 2nd National XC Series Round 5, Whittlesea, VIC 4th Oceania Championships XC, Eildon, VIC 7th National XC Series Round 4, Canberra, ACT 4th National XC Series Round 3, Beechworth, VIC 2nd National XC Series Round 2, Killingworth, NSW 4th National XC Series Round 1, Mitta, VIC 1st State XC Series Round 4, Ourimbah, NSW 1st State XC Series Round 1, Arcadia, NSW 32nd NORBA XC Series 2003 48th World XC Championships, Lugano, Switzerland 2003
Downhill (DH) 2003 2nd Australian National DH Series Final Ranking 2003 2nd Oceania Championships 2003 DH, Eildon, VIC 2003 2nd National DH Series Round 4, Eildon, VIC 4th National DH Series Round 3, Thredbo, NSW 2nd National DH Series Round 1, Mt Baw Baw, VIC
Downhill (DH) 2002 2nd Australian National DH Series Final Ranking 2002 3rd Australian National DH Championships 2002, Mt Beauty, VIC 2002 4th National DH Series Round 4, Thredbo, NSW 2nd National DH Series Round 3, Heaton Forest, NSW 2nd National DH Series Round 2, Mt Baw Baw, VIC 2nd National DH Series Round 1, Lithgow, NSW
Downhill (DH) 2001 1st Australian National DH Series Champion 2001 2nd Australian National DH Championships 2001, Mt Buller, VIC 2001 1st National DH Series Round 7, Lithgow, NSW 1st State DH Series Round 2, Lithgow, NSW 21st World DH Championships, Vail, USA 2001
Downhill (DH) 2000 3rd Australian National DH Championships, Kooralbyn, QLD 2000
Downhill (DH) 1999 1st NSW State DH Series Champion (Sport) 1999 1st NSW State DH Championships (Sport) 1999
Other Highlights Bachelor of Creative Arts with Distinction, Australia 2002 Australia's Sexiest Sportswoman, Inside Sport magazine Australia 2002 Sportsperson of the Year, University of Wollongong, Australia 2002 University Blue, University of Wollongong, Australia 2002 One of Australia's 50 Sexiest Aussie Babes, 2007 One of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World, FHM magazine, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 (six consecutive years). One of the 50 Hottest Sports Stars In The World, Alpha magazine 2007 Top 10 Hottest Athletes, FHM USA magazine 2008