With her father as a former Commonwealth Games sprint medallist and mother as an international mountain biker, Ellesse was destined to take up cycling.
She moved from Wanaka to Cambridge with her family and emerged on the world front with a gold medal in the team sprint and bronze in the individual pursuit at the junior world championships in Switzerland 2016. She followed this with gold in the individual pursuit at Italy 2017, breaking the world record in the process.
Ellesse's Games History
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018