Saunders joins Van D’am Racing
With the new year around the corner and the road season about to kick off, Van D’am are excited to announce our final signing for the 2019 season, local Adelaide rider Tristan Saunders.
Showing promise and consistency since taking up cycling two years ago, Saunders has risen in the local ranks cultivating in becoming the u19 State Time Trial champion in 2018 to go along with his State Road Race championship from the previous year.
A solid all rounder, Tristan not only brings his time-trialling ability to the team but also a strong sprint resulting in a number of solid results including the winning the infamous Norwood criteriums as well as stage podiums at Tour of the South West.
We’ve always been passionate about giving SA riders a go, and Tristan is a rider worth investing in. We look forward to seeing him develop over the next 12 months.” Lachie Ambrose
Saunders signing further emphasises the teams commitment to developing local South Australian talent. Even with recent signings and sponsors coming from Victoria, the team is still focussed on primarily being South Australian based and really being South Australia’s representative on the national stage. Saunders will begin studying at university in 2019 after completing year 12 in 2018 to continue development beyond being a cyclist.
I’m super excited to have the chance to race for the team. It will give me an opportunity to train hard and race hard to compete in the best quality racing in Australia. I can’t wait to get into racing next year and work as a team with the boys.” Tristan Saunders