Callum Pearce

Callum is one of the most exciting cycling prospects coming out of South Australia. Although only 19 years of age, he has begun getting results that more experienced riders work decades for. In 2016 these highlights included winning the SA U19 Crit Champs and several local road races. In 2017 he has started strongly including a second on stage of the the Tour of Mansfield. We are looking forward to supporting Callum in 2017 allowing him to build on these performances whilst starting his university career.

Asked why he thought Van D'am Racing was the best environment for him, Callum responded "with highly experienced riders, management and support staff, the team offers me the opportunity to develop and achieve my on and off the bike goals while also helping my new team mates achieve theirs. In terms of off bike goals, Van D'am Racing's supportive environment will allow me to continue my studies the best results I can and look forward to continuing to race with the team in 2017 and beyond."

Q&A

Who Inspired you to start cycling?
My Uncle, who rode for the AIS on the track.

First Bike?
A Pinarello FP2

What do you love most about cycling?
There's just something about winning.

What has cycling taught you?
Determination, perseverance, a lot of good life skills.

Previous teams?
Although I've ridden for a few smaller local teams, this will be my first official team.

Favourite Race?
I love watching sprint finishes in grand tours but the Tour of Flanders would have to be my favourite race.

Cycling Highlight?
Riding and finishing the 8 stage Tour of the Great South Coast as a first year under 19.

If you weren’t racing bikes, where would your focus be?
At the moment, probably finishing year 12.

Favourite music
I have some odd music tastes, depending on the mood I’m in, it would be either Disclosure or Edith Piaf.

Most embarrassing cycling moment
It would have to be when I wore cleats for the first time, I crashed at several intersections that ride...

Interests away from cycling
Watching An Idiot Abroad

Cycling Highlghts

6th 2014 National u/17 Road Race Championships

5th 2014 National u/17 Criterium Championships

1st 2015 Tour of South West B Grade Overall

1st 2015 Tour of South West B Grade Road Race

3rd 2015 International Track Series Teams Pursuit

2nd 2015 U/19 State Road Race Championships

9th 2015 U/19 National Criterium Championships