Author: Van D'am Racing

January 10, 2020 Van D'am Racing

The start of the New Year signifies one thing to the Australian cycling community; Road Nationals time. One of the highlights of the calendar for most National Road Series riders, it is the favourite week of racing for the Butterfields- Insurance Advisernet p/b VDR team. With no team riders opting to race the time-trial it…

January 5, 2020 Van D'am Racing

VDR is excited to be racing under the name “Butterfields-Insurance Advisernet p/b VDR” in 2020. This name change sees Appselec step out of the limelight after supporting the team for the past two seasons, and Insurance Advisernet steps in to continue the team’s push forward. Insurance Advisernet is one of the largest and most highly…

December 31, 2019 Van D'am Racing

We are excited to finally announce our full roster for 2020 (in no particular order): Jason Thomason (Norwood CC)Iven Bennett (Norwood CC) Tristan Saunders (Norwood CC)Will Golding (Norwood CC)Matt Hutchinson (Norwood CC)Daniel Siwek (Whyalla CC)Lachlan Marshall (Footscray CC)Rylan Dowdell (Norwood CC)Curtis Dowdell (Norwood CC)David Randall (Melbourne Uni CC) 2020 sees many of the same faces…

December 29, 2019 Van D'am Racing

VDR is excited to announce our youngest signing for 2020 in Will Golding. At just 18, Will has been a quiet achiever over the past two years. Like many, Will’s cycling journey started as a young child. Progressing through to racing cross-country MTB at a state and national level before switching his focus to the…

December 23, 2019 Van D'am Racing

Coming in hot with a fierce nickname as well as a huge engine, VDR are happy to present our third signing for the 2020 team with Matt Hutchinson joining the roster. Known as “the predator” for his dreadlocks back in the day, Hutchinson comes from a professional triathlon background and has been riding bikes his…

December 18, 2019 Van D'am Racing

Not content with having one Dodwell on VDR, we are excited to add our second with Curtis being the next new rider to be announced for 2020. Like his cousin Rylan, Curtis joins the team from a long cycling family, known throughout the cycling community of South East of SA. Curtis has been a passionate…

December 17, 2019 Van D'am Racing

VDR is excited to announce Lachie Marshall will join the team on a permanent basis in 2020. Marshall guest rode for the team at the Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley and the Tour of Tasmania, and despite breaking his collarbone in Tassie, has shown more than enough for the team to have confidence…

December 16, 2019 Van D'am Racing

We have unintentionally created the habit of coming up with quite an unorthodox line-up for the season closer at the Shimano Supercrit. Australia’s richest criterium falls at an awkward point of the season for the team with riders well into their nationals build and attempting to lose the kilos and fine tune their climbing rather…

December 12, 2019 Van D'am Racing

Our first kit was made by Sportful, and we enjoyed a very fruitful partnership over our first two seasons. For the past two seasons, we have moved over to Nalini. Both of these brands are managed in Australia by dual Melbourne to Warnambool Winner and Australian Cycling legend Joel Pearson. For 2020, we are excited…

December 6, 2019 Van D'am Racing

Stage 3 of the Spirit of Tasmania Tour of Tasmania started with another early morning for the boys due to the long drive from Launceston to the start in Ulverstone. The scene was set for an epic stage of the National Road Series as the trees on the side of the roads were sideways because…