Historic Overview Michael Freiberg
Michael Freiberg (born (1990-10-10)10 October 1990) is an Australian male track cyclist and road cyclist who has ridden for the national team. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Freiberg was part of the Australian squad which took gold in the team pursuit, and also took an individual silver in the scratch race. He became world champion in the omnium event at the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. However Cycling Australia did not select him for either the team pursuit or omnium at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, thus preventing him from defending his title on home soil in Melbourne, and he was similarly not picked for the Australian squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics, being passed over in favour of Glenn O'Shea for the omnium in both championships. Freiberg subsequently put his racing career on hold in order to develop the AIRhub (Automated Integrated Resistance hub), a resistance training unit designed to simulate mountain riding on flat roads, which is used by a number of UCI WorldTour professionals in their training, including André Greipel, Mat Hayman, Adam Hansen, Esteban Chaves and Luke Durbridge. Freiberg subsequently returned to competition in 2017, joining IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness in May of that year with the aim of competing for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Queensland.