October 24, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

By Mark Sampson Photos: Fame & Spear It comes that time of year where the team starts to look towards our mountain bike and gravel racing cousins for some advice as we tackle the infamous Copper Coast Cup. Eager to carry the momentum of our previous successes, we were more than ready for yet another…

October 3, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

When we started our team in 2015, one of our major motivating factors was providing a pathway for riders coming out of juniors into the senior ranks, and helping them find balance and a place in the sport. As the team evolved, our riders have got older. Our focus did remain the same, but due…

October 2, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

We started the Super Series in 2015 with a bang, with a stage win and a number of other notable results. Since then things have been a little quiet, so we were desperate to turn this around and put some more focus on our local team series. Round 1: Mischief Brew Points Race Round 1…

September 23, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

After a successful 2019, VDR is excited to be continuing into 2020. We have space for a small number of riders to join the team, with our focus to remain on riders U25 who are continuing their off the bike education and display character attributes that fit our ethos. We will continue our racing focus…

September 2, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

The Tour of the Great South Coast has always been a favourite race of ours. One of the reasons for this is that as the longest race on the domestic calendar there are opportunities to learn from mistakes and missed opportunities and make amends. How it Started After a relatively successful Tour de Tweed –…

August 29, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Tour of the Great South Coast Day 3 3 days in, 3 riders down, day 3 of the Tour of Great South Coast was looking to be one of recovery in the aftermath of the carnage in which was day 2 of the tour. The day based out of Naracoorte consisted of an NRS-special criterium…

August 23, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

By Jason Thomason With the longest NRS tour of the year, the 6 day, 8 stage Tour of the Great South Coast next week, I thought I would share some of my tips to consistently be able to perform each day during stage races. While some of my techniques may not be scientifically proven, my…

August 15, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Power- How do we compare? By Daniel Siwek When it comes to training most of the boys on VDR use a power meter, power meters allow riders to complete controlled efforts and track progress in training.  Using a functional threshold power (FTP) generated from the power meter is one of the most popular ways of…