I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. I started cycling at the age of 16 after watching track cycling at the 2000 Olympic Games. Before then, I was busy playing cricket and rugby. I worked my way through the domestic ranks before turning professional in 2009 and moving to Holland to race with Dutch team Skil Shimano. I lived there for three years, racing with the team, before stepping up to the WorldTour with the Australian team GreenEdge in 2012. Under that team, I moved to Girona, Spain, and raced for six more years.


More about me

In 2018, I changed teams again to EF Pro Cycling. Throughout my career, I’ve had the honor of representing my home country Australia at the World Championships four times, as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Cycling is both my job and passion, and I’ve loved traveling the world with my wife and our two beautiful children over my 13 years as a professional cyclist.

Cycling disciplines

Road Captain, Domestique, Cobbled Classics, Sprint Lead-out.

Achievements

  • Professional Cyclist 2006 - Present
  • 7 x Vuelta Espania
  • 2 x Giro d’Italia
  • 1st TTT Giro d’Italia 2014
  • 6th Gent Wevelgem - 2011
  • 15th Paris Roubaix - 2011
  • 1st Delta Tour Zeeland - 2010
  • 1st Route du Sud - 2010

Fun facts

I love fermenting at home, whether it be making sourdough, kombucha, kraut, or beer. It’s all awesome, and great for you.

I also have a podcast called Life in the Peloton where I chat with everyone involved in the pro cycling peloton, riders and staff alike, to help break down what life is like for a professional cyclist.

Other

Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Nutrition and Food Science WSET Level 2 (Wine & Spirits Education Trust)

National representation

  • 4x World Championships
  • Commonwealth Games - 2018