Author: Van D'am Racing

December 8, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Tour of Bright – A Grade Stage 3 By Rylan Dowdell Stage 3 of the Tour of Bright is traditionally is the most keenly anticipated stage of the Tour, and this year was no different. We woke up to horrendous weather that was threatening to force the shortening of the decisive climb of Mt Hotham….

December 4, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Tour of Bright – B Grade  Words: Daniel Siwek & Mark Sampson Photos: Jean-Pierre Ronco It’s that time of year again when everyone starts unpacking their climbing legs for the annual Tour of Bright which is the final race in the VRS. This year promised warm days and blue skies, a welcome relief after last…

November 26, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Appselec Becomes Major Sponsor In our first major announcement for 2019 and extremely exciting news for the team, Victorian-based electrical construction company Appselec have not only continued their support of the team but have stepped up to become the teams’ joint major sponsor. From next year onwards, the team will be known as Butterfields-Appselec powered by…

November 6, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

The Benefits of Strength and Conditioning By Lachlan Darch Strength and Conditioning is quickly becoming a staple in many peoples lives, and I would argue that it would have benefits for almost every, if not all sports. As a student of Exercise and Sports Science, I say that resistance training should be undertaken to some…

October 30, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Super Series Round 5 Team Time Trial By Rylan Dowdell   With the super series being a sprinters paradise, a team lacking a sprinter has to make every opportunity for points to count! Round 5 was that opportunity, a team time trial that finishes up a 20 percent hill had our attention as a stage…

October 26, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Should Cyclists Ride Single File?  By Jason Thomason   Should the law be changed to make cyclists ride single file? It’s a hot topic at the moment with a current online petition getting a lot of traction, and the media tend to drop articles every slow news day to get those easy comments and impressions…

October 23, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Super Series Round 4 I think everyone can agree that Round 4 of the Cycling South Australia Super Series was on everyone’s mind since its announcement. This round featured an extended Victoria Park circuit which took the riders through challenging hairpins, off-camber turns, and the occasional crosswind gutter action. Due to the nature of the…

October 19, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Concussion “Did you drive yourself here today?” “Uh..” I look into the crowd for a moment. “I can’t see my girlfriend so I guess I must have driven myself.” “Ok, what’s your girlfriend’s phone number?” I immediately recall her number to the first aid lady. Yes, believe it, I (fortunately) know my girlfriend’s number off…

October 8, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Copper Coast: Race Report By Jason Thomason As a team that considers itself more suited to road races than criteriums, Round 2’s ‘Hell of the North’ of the Super Series was one that had us especially “G’d” as the boys would say. The race was 75km, with 2 sections of some of the most savage,…

October 2, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

How to combat being Salty Sweater Imagine this. You have just finished a hard training ride on a nice warm day. You are now sitting at your local café getting the usual brew. That is when you notice it. Your arms are covered in a crusty layer of salt, your jersey and bibs have salt…