Rochelle was very athletic from a very young age, at three she was racing BMX in the under-five boys’ category, and from five she began training for sports she competed in. A born athlete, her dream at 13 was to become a professional athlete and Olympian. Specialising in road, one of many career highlights was winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth games in Delhi.
Rochelle has been a professional cyclist since 2003, spotted by a talent scout at a young age helping her become NSW championship winner and an U15 National Champion. As a junior she won a number of National Championships and a silver medal at the junior World Championships in Track. As a senior she won a World Cup and two World Championship silver medals as well as silver at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Born in Sutherland, Australia, in December 1981 to parents Delwyn and Leslie, Rochelle left school at 15 to pursue her career, and studied in her spare time. She is the current manager of Lotto Ladies team and the Honda Dream team.
Rochelle has had many World Cup podiums during her career. Her achievements include two stage wins in the Giro d’Italia and Route De France as well as becoming the Oceania Road Cycling Champion, and two time Australian Criterium Champion.