New to the team in 2023, Maeve joins Team DSM after spending most of her career so far on the boards, competing against the very best in the world of track cycling. She’s been a seven-time Australian champion in the madison, team pursuit, omnium, and the road time trial, which she followed up in 2022 with victory in the individual pursuit at the track World Cup in Milton.
Cycling wasn’t Maeve’s first love though and instead she “grew up in a sporting family”, doing a lot of swimming, whether that be in the pool or the ocean. Combining surf livesaving, which Maeve admits is a weird sport to most Europeans, plus endurance and ocean swimming where she did the five-kilometre event, she was introduced to cycling through a talent identification program in Australia which put her on a track bike.
At that time in her local region, cycling wasn’t a big sport so Maeve “got a lot of weird looks”, but she really enjoyed it and after dabbling in triathlon she made the full switch over in her mid-teens, where that decision was made a lot easier when she “started to get some success.”
Stereotypically Australian with her outgoing and talkative personality, Maeve would describe herself as “determined”, a “life enjoyer” and a “try hard”. Someone that can switch off from the bike, thanks to her different hobbies or by studying [she’s currently doing a Marine Biology degree], Maeve thinks that ability to differentiate her on and off the bike lifestyle gives her more energy for both.