Graeme
Brown
Sprinter
Graeme Brown
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  April 9, 1979
Speciality:  Sprinter
Height:  178cm
Weight:  77kg

Palmares

Hometown : Perth

 

Favorite training grounds : Perth river loop

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Sydney Olympic Games

 

What cycling has taught you : Team work is essential.

 

2016 goals in cycling : To win.

 

2016 goals off the bike : To provide adequate support.

 

Interests away from cycling : Playing with my children, DIY, Golf

 

Interesting fact about you : I am actually nice, on the bike, less.

 

Three words to describe yourself : Loyal, Fun, Excitable

Brendan
Canty
Climber
Brendan Canty
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  January 17, 1992
Speciality:  Climber
Height:  171cm
Weight:  60kg

Palmares

Hometown : Eltham, Victoria

 

Favorite training grounds :  Kinglake, Healesville

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Winning my first ever road race - Stratford to Dargo - in A grade

 

What cycling has taught you :  Having resilience and determination will take you a long way, but you also need to believe in yourself. If you don’t think you can win a race, you’re already giving your competitors a head start.

 

2016 goals in cycling :  Win a UCI hilltop finish, top 10 in Tour de San Luis

 

2016 goals off the bike : Become qualified as a level 1 Coach. Learn the language of european domicile. Buy a good coffee machine.

 

Interests away from cycling : Architecture and Design. I always enjoy watching Grand Designs.

 

Interesting fact about you :  I’m a fair bit of a geek and love all things technology. I guess that’s not very interesting though.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Analytical, Thoughtful, Resilient

Will
Clarke
Rouleur
Will Clarke
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  April 11, 1985
Speciality:  Rouleur
Height:  192cm
Weight:  81kg

Work hard, stay healthy, be successful.

Palmares

Hometown : Campbell Town

 

Favorite training grounds : Tasmania

 

Profound Cycling Memory : My first race

 

What cycling has taught you : Perseverance and consistency pays off

 

2016 goals in cycling : Win some races

 

2016 goals off the bike : Start a few more activities outside cycling

 

Interests away from cycling : Spending time with my family on their farm. Beach, food, cars, sport .

 

Interesting fact about you : I am 7th generation Tasmanian.

 

Three words to describe yourself : Need for Speed.

Nathan
Earle
Rouleur
Nathan Earle
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  June 4, 1988
Speciality:  Rouleur
Height:  178cm
Weight:  70kg

Palmares

Hometown : Hobart

 

Favorite training grounds : Tasmania

 

Profound Cycling Memory : My first bike ride as a kid

 

What cycling has taught you :  Nothing happens without hard work.

 

2016 goals in cycling : Become an integral part of my new team. Win a race.

 

2016 goals off the bike : Keep my wife happy ;-)

 

Interests away from cycling :  Cars, Motorbikes, DIY building/fixing things

 

Interesting fact about you : I love engineering shows and peanut butter! My wife makes babies for a living but they are not mine.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Practical, Hungry, Determined

Brenton
Jones
Sprinter
Brenton Jones
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  December 12, 1991
Speciality:  Sprinter
Height:  182cm
Weight:  81kg

Coach and mentor of talented young athletes.

Palmares

Hometown : Jindivick

 

Favorite training grounds : Gippsland, the rolling hills and variety of roads is by far the best place to train. It's hard to beat.

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Riding in the junior world MTB championships, a special victory in the 2014 Bay Cycling Classic and my 2.HC stage victory in the Tour of Hainan.

 

What cycling has taught you :  I have learned to be patience and to have more balance juggling my career as a professional cyclist and my personal life and recreational hobbies. Sacrifice is huge so to find the balance and enjoy your life in all areas is so important.

 

2016 goals in cycling : UCI stage wins.

 

2016 goals off the bike : Develop the young talent in cycling through my coaching for Cycling Australia's Lets Ride Program.

 

Interests away from cycling : Family time, riding my motorbike and going to the beach.

 

Interesting fact about you : I am a dual citizen of Australia and the U.K.

 

Three words to describe yourself : Loyal, Disciplined and Persistent

Jordan
Kerby
Time Trialist
Jordan Kerby
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  August 15, 1992
Speciality:  Time Trialist
Height:  179cm
Weight:  71kg

Future coach.

Palmares

Hometown : Brisbane

 

Favorite training grounds :  Northern NSW

 

Profound Cycling Memory :  1st National Road Championship win. l

 

What cycling has taught you :  To take it all in and enjoy the moment.

 

2016 goals in cycling : To experience professional racing in Europe and help the team in achieving victories.

 

2016 goals off the bike : Finish my Business Certificate, and gain coaching qualifications.

 

Interests away from cycling : Spending time with friends.

 

Interesting fact about you : I grew up in a small coastal town, Hervey Bay.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Loyal, Habitual, Meticulous.

Peter
Koning
Time Trialist
Peter Koning
Nationality:  Dutch
DOB:  December 3, 1990
Speciality:  Time Trialist
Height:  190cm
Weight:  77kg

It is a team and individual sport.

Palmares

Hometown : Venhuizen (Netherlands)

 

Favorite training grounds : West-Friesland (Netherlands)

 

Profound Cycling Memory :  National Championships Time Trial

 

What cycling has taught you :  Follow your dreams, and how to achieve your goals in life and on the bike.

 

2016 goals in cycling : Nationals TT and target the races with a TT in Europe. Team goal, grow in the lead out train.


2016 goals off the bike : Finish my apartment, and learn more about small business, try to get most out of life

 

Interests away from cycling : Traveling, sports, spend time with family and friends, games, gadgets.

 

Interesting fact about you : Worked before my professional cycling career a couple of years as an Electrician.

 

Three words to describe yourself : Ambitious, Steadfast, Perfectionist

Jason
Lowndes
Sprinter
Jason Lowndes
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  December 14, 1994
Speciality:  Sprinter
Height:  194cm
Weight:  82kg

Palmares

Hometown : Kalgoorlie Western Australia

 

Favorite training grounds : Along the Fleuve St-Laurent, Quebec City

 

Profound Cycling Memory : My first international win — The Sea Otter Classic

 

What cycling has taught you : That the bad days, make the good days, better.

 

2016 goals in cycling : Learn as must as possible, and adapt to the highest level of racing.

 

2016 goals off the bike : Maintain a good balance, and make efforts to see the world around me between races.

 

Interests away from cycling :  Music, Socializing, Culture

 

Interesting fact about you : I live with an addiction, to a certain chocolate substance.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Positive, Forgiving, Honest

Gavin
Mannion
Climber
Gavin Mannion
Nationality:  USA
DOB:  August 24, 1991
Speciality:  Climber
Height:  170cm
Weight:  58kg

Palmares

Hometown : Austin, Texas

 

Favorite training grounds : Boulder

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Racing the Olympic Test race in London. The number of fans lining the roads and racing alongside the best in the world was unreal.

 

What cycling has taught you : The meaning of dedication and hard work. If there's any sport that truly requires full dedication it's cycling. It's hard but it's also great to reap the benefits and see the direct results of the work you put in.

 

2016 goals in cycling : To find my role and fit in on the team and to finish in the top 5 on GC in a UCI race outside America.

 

2016 goals off the bike : To be happy

 

Interests away from cycling : Relaxing and spending time outdoors when I'm not riding. Hiking, cooking, reading and drinking coffee.

 

Interesting fact about you : I used to be a bunch sprinter. Now sprinting is probably my worst quality on the bike.

 

Three words to describe yourself : Hardworking, Tough, Motivated

Travis
Meyer
Rouleur
Travis Meyer
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  June 8, 1989
Speciality:  Rouleur
Height:  178cm
Weight:  68kg

Continue to find balance in life.

Palmares

Hometown : Perth

 

Favorite training grounds :  Perth Hills/Death Valley WA

 

Profound Cycling Memory : My two years at Junior Worlds. My first taste of International racing.

 

What cycling has taught you : That it's way harder than I expected, physically and emotionally. However, extremely more rewarding at the same time.

 

2016 goals in cycling : Australian Road Race Championship and taking more chances through the season.

 

2016 goals off the bike : Start a course in something that interests me.

 

Interests away from cycling :  Picnics, family time, coffee

 

Interesting fact about you : I am 26 but feel like a Veteran.

 

Three words to describe yourself : Reserved, Polite, Analytical

Jens
Mouris
Time Trialist
Jens Mouris
Nationality:  Dutch
DOB:  March 12, 1980
Speciality:  Time Trialist
Height:  197cm
Weight:  91kg

Palmares

Hometown : Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

 

Favorite training grounds : Roads around Girona

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Sydney 2000

 

What cycling has taught you : How to pack my suitcase

 

2016 goals in cycling : Time Trials

 

2016 goals off the bike : Become a better cook for babyfood

 

Interests away from cycling : Speedskating and beer

 

Interesting fact about you : I love speed skating

 

Three words to describe yourself : laid back, social,

Lachlan
Norris
Climber
Lachlan Norris
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  January 21st 1987
Speciality:  Climber
Height:  177cm
Weight:  67kg

Grows his own vegetables.

Palmares

Hometown :  Castlemaine, Victoria

 

Favorite training grounds : The Victorian High Country, Colorado USA and Switzerland

 

Profound Cycling Memory : My first MTB World Championships. Pulling on the Australian Jersey at 17.

 

What cycling has taught you : Persistence. Dedication. Fun. Perspective.

 

2016 goals in cycling : To win a bike race

 

2016 goals off the bike : Smile more often than not.

 

Interests away from cycling : Friends. Family. Food. Travel. Outside.

 

Interesting fact about you :  I'll be more interested in your facts. I know mine.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Positive, Laid back.

Adam
Phelan
Rouleur
Adam Phelan
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  August 23, 1991
Speciality:  Rouleur
Height:  182cm
Weight:  73kg

Ride and feel free.

Palmares

Things that Adam likes to do in his spare time:
To read and get outdoors.

Things that Adam wants to do:
Continue to travel world and experience new cultures (and food!). Learn a new language.

The reason why Adam loves riding a bike:
Obviously for the freedom, that empowering feeling hasn’t left me since I started riding at a young age and I think it will last throughout my whole life. Getting to meet people from all across the world who all have a similar passion to you, but come from a completely different walk of life.

Places where Adam would like to go:
New York, Nepal, Canadian Rockies, Queenstown and the list goes on.

People who Adam likes to spend time with:
With my family (and my dog!), good friends and my girlfriend, or anyone interesting and has thought provoking ideas.

People who inspire Adam and why:
People who are motivated to achieve their goals and make a difference in the world, and people that have time to listen and be genuine to one another.

Things that Adam values in a teammate:
Can have a laugh, work hard, motivate others, and people who just help build morale up and bring the best out of others.

In 2015, outside of cycling, Adam would like to develop:
To be more proactive to learn and develop in other interests in my life. I would like to try to be more involved in junior cycling in my hometown.

Tim
Roe
Climber
Tim Roe
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  October 28, 1989
Speciality:  Climber
Height:  182cm
Weight:  68kg

I value a never give in attitude.

Palmares

Things that Tim likes to do in his spare time:
Spend time with friends (especially people who I do not see while on the bike), reading, eating, camping, taking my dog to the beach and going for a ride or walk with my girlfriend.

Things that Tim wants to do:
Cook more, keep improving on the bike and help people.

The reason why Tim loves riding a bike:
Freedom, fresh air. Riding is a great way to set goals and work towards them. It gives me a great feeling, keeps me healthy and I have a lot of good friends who I ride with.

Places where Tim would like to go:
Thailand, and visit more of the world and experience different cultures. Also would like to take my girlfriend to America to show her where I used to live in Boulder, Colorado.

People who Tim likes to spend time with:
My girlfriend, my parents and brothers, family, friends, motivated people and people who are moving forward.

People who inspire Tim and why:
People who have overcome adversity, have mental toughness and who are their own person with their own views/outlook.

Things that Tim values in a teammate:
Honesty, and never give in attitude.

In 2015, outside of cycling, Tim would like to develop:
Gain more knowledge regarding diet, and develop a plan towards what I will do after cycling.

Tom
Scully
Sprinter
Tom Scully
Nationality:  New Zealand
DOB:  January 14, 1990
Speciality:  Sprinter
Height:  188cm
Weight:  85kg

Palmares

Hometown : Invercargill / Cromwell

 

Favorite training grounds : NZ South Coast / Mallorca

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Glasgow Commonwealth Games

 

What cycling has taught you : The world is a small place, you never know just who you might meet and meet again. Hard work pays off.

 

2016 goals in cycling : New Zealand Cycling Nationals

 

2016 goals off the bike : Travel in my own country, during the off-season.

 

Interests away from cycling :  Spending time at family home.

 

Interesting fact about you : I see more Cherries in a Summer, than most will probably in a life time.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Relaxed, Patient, Motivated

Sam
Spokes
Rouleur
Sam Spokes
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  April 16, 1992
Speciality:  Rouleur
Height:  179cm
Weight:  64kg

Ride with the wind in your hair.

Palmares

Hometown :  Tamworth

 

Favorite training grounds : Tied between the roads around Tamworth and Lucca, Italy.

 

Profound Cycling Memory : Winning the Peace Race overall and two stages in 2014.

 

What cycling has taught you :  To come together as a team and push to new limits.

 

2016 goals in cycling :  To win my first pro race

 

2016 goals off the bike : Help my wife Katelyn with the birth of our first child.

 

Interests away from cycling :  Movie lovers and PlayStation fanatic.

 

Interesting fact about you :  I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers and I am the second youngest! Also have 3 nieces and 3 nephews.

 

Three words to describe yourself :  Clown, Friendly, Mischievous

Bernard
Sulzberger
Rouleur
Bernard Sulzberger
Nationality:  Australian
DOB:  December 5, 1983
Speciality:  Rouleur
Height:  177cm
Weight:  67kg

It takes passion to succeed.

Palmares

Things that Bernard likes to do in his spare time:
Spend time with my son and wife

Things that Bernard wants to do:
Teach my son to ride his balance bike he got for Christmas

The reason why Bernard loves riding a bike:
It is therapeutic to me getting out on the bike, relieve stress and I feel better for it.

Places where Bernard would like to go:
Greek Islands

People who Bernard likes to spend time with:
My wife and son

People who inspire Bernard and why:
A person with passion to succeed and willing to do the work to succeed.

Things that Bernard values in a teammate:
Trustworthy, honest, reliable

In 2015, outside of cycling, Bernard would like to develop:
Spend more time with my wife and son.