Author: Van D'am Racing

September 18, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Want to be part of the F’am? There are times when we regret the name we chose to run our team under. But there are certainly some benefits. One of our favourites is that Van rhymes with a lot of things. We don’t have a Van D’am Van yet.. maybe Volkswagon will support us with one…

September 17, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Amy’s Otway Tour – Stage 2 By David Randall Last year at Amy’s Otway Tour, I rode to 24th in the criterium and 12th in the road race, a result that I was really happy with and that must have impressed the team enough for Lachie to sign me for this year. After equalling my…

September 15, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Amy’s Otway Tour – Stage 1 Van D’am Racing p/b Butterfields love racing bikes, however, that doesn’t mean that the team doesn’t have its weaknesses. Crits aren’t typically our favourite form of racing – maybe because we are an overly sensible bunch of riders, or maybe it’s a shortage of 30-second power. Throw in some…

September 9, 2018 Van D'am Racing 2 comments

What Running an NRS Team is All About, and Some Key How-tos BY LACHIE AMBROSE It’s been a while since I’ve put pen to paper (or some keyboard appropriate equivalent) and knocked out a blog for the team, which is probably a good thing as it means the boys have been doing their share. This…

September 1, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Stage 3 – Tour of the King Valley After a hectic start to the Sam Miranda Tour of King Valley, the boys were happy to be lining up for the highly anticipated stage 3 with all their fingers and toes. The riders were faced with a 115km loop that would take them through 5 dirt…

August 22, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

The Tiers of Professional Cycling Like many other sports, professional cycling has divisions. The higher the division/tier the faster the riders, the bigger the teams, competition and prize money. There are two professional levels where riders are paid a minimum yearly salary and a semi-professional level where a minimum salary is not required but racing…

August 20, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

The NRS has a loyal following. Anyone who comes in contact with the series becomes an instant advocate. There is so much passion, drive and support for the sport, but it has been so rarely captured. One of the biggest advocates for the sport, and one committed to documenting it is Jamie Finch-Penninger.  Jamie is…

August 18, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Stage 5 – Tour of the Great South Coast Today saw the NRS peloton take on the fifth of six stages at this year’s Tour of the Great South Coast. On the cards was a 120km road race which included four laps of a 29km loop, featuring a tough hill climb and narrow crosswind sections….

August 16, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Stage 3 – Tour of the Great South Coast By Jason Thomason Stage 3 of the Tour of the South Coast was a 125km race based out of Port Macdonnell, a South Australian sea side town. The stage included 5x25km laps of an almost rectangular loop. With one side of the loop being on the…