Born: 27 Sep 1987
Four most significant cycling achievements?
Ronde de l'Oise Stage win 2011, Melbourne to Warnambool win 2008, Rutland Cicle Classic win 2011, Austral Wheelrace win 2004 (Australia's oldest bike race).
Best moment on bike?
Winning the Bendigo Madison with Mitch Docker was probably the best feeling I had from winning a race, it's a famous race in Australia and I grew up watching it. We took the lap that won us the race with 30 to go and I don't think I felt my legs after that.
Person who has had the most influence on your cycling career and why?
My Dad, he believed in me right from the start when I was getting my head kicked in as a junior, drove me all over Australia and showed me how far you can push yourself.
He did two Hawaii Ironmans, trained up to 30 hours a week whilst he was working 80 and still seemed to be around all the time, I think he must've just not slept!
Rider you most revere/admire and why?
Luis Leon Sanchez, I really like how he handles himself in the final kilometres of a breakaway situation. It always seems like he turns everyone against each other and rides off on his own on pure strength, or out sprints a more fancied sprinter because he's utilised his energy better.
What was your first ever bike?
Colnago Track bike from the 80s.
Your most "impressive" injury?
I had a grade two quadracep tear last year at the nationals. It was never fully explained after a few MRIs but it felt like someone was moving a knife around in my thigh.
What is your favourite route?
The Bristol-Bath bike path is my favourite recovery ride and anywhere around Mount Alexander near my hometown of Bendigo is my favourte "training" ride.
If you were not a pro-racer what would you be doing right now?
Exercise Science with a sporting team or teaching.
What is your hidden talent?
Climbing better than JTL, it's really well hidden, really well...
What is your favourite food?
Do you have a particular lucky ritual before a race or any other quirks or superstitions?
Nope, I think all the things you do for recovery and preparation before racing are enough of a process without having to remember to put your left shoe on first, clap 5 times, turn around twice and have a wheat grass shot...
Whats your aim for this season and beyond?
Win races - Individually and contributing to other riders from the team winning.
What does being in Endura Racing mean to you?
t means the chance to race as part of a highly capable group that can support each other at a high level, sharing each other's success.