Tom is a very promising athlete who will be riding his second season as an U23 in 2017. A Mildura native, Tom focused on finishing his secondary schooling in 2015. In 2016 he has moved to Adelaide to continue his education at Flinders University, where he will continue this year.
Tom joined the team at the end of 2015. In 2016 he continued to show his talent whilst settling in to his new life in Adelaide. A solid year on the bike, and greater stability in 2017 we expect to see Tom flourish into a great bike rider on a national level.
When asked what he was looking forward to in 2017, he replied “more than anything I’m simply looking forward to a great year of racing and development with a great group of people. I think as a team we can achieve a lot in the near future, and I’m excited to be a part of that process.”
Who Inspired you to start cycling?
My old man, he’s had a bike for as long as I remember
Technically, a hard core red trike… First proper bike was a little Avanti road bike.
What do you love most about cycling?
The freedom a ride gives, and the pain a race brings.
What has cycling taught you?
It’s taught me a lot about myself, what motivates me and how to best out of myself
I’ve always loved nationals, something about the atmosphere that is just awesome.
I haven’t had the results I want yet, but I’ve had a few good near misses
If you weren’t racing bikes, where would your focus be?
I’d like to think just another sport, same same but different.
Anything that is loud enough to get me motivated for a ride
Most embarrassing cycling moment?
As is probably the case for most bike riders… New clipless shoes and a set of traffic lights.
Interests away from cycling?
Art and music, and just being outside really.
3rd Tour of the Riverland
3rd Alex Roberts 100 Mile Classic
12th U19 Road Nationals
4th Oceania Omnium
Mildura-Coomealla Club Champion