Born: 10 October 1990
Birth Place: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Resides: Perth, Australia
Height: 192 cm
There is a certain respect that omnium riders garner from the cycling fraternity, simply because they race an event that many of their counterparts do not want to go near. That makes Hong Kong-born Australian, Michael Freiberg a “He-Man” in the sport after he captured the World Title in 2011 over a grueling two days and six different disciplines.
Freiberg’s international track success started 12 months earlier when he seized his opportunity of a Commonwealth Games call up and won Gold in the Team Pursuit and Silver in the Scratch Race. Frieberg transitioned to road events, basing himself in Europe with the Australian Institute of Sport before opting to have a four-year break from the sport.
Frieberg returned in 2017 and won the national road series and achieved podium results in Europe and Asia. But he topped off his comeback when he produced a stunning performance to claim the men’s road race at the Australian national championships in 2019.