Lachie, The big boss, Team Principal, Sports Director, Team Mum, Team Dad, Head Mechanic, or any other title that he bestowed himself started Van D'am Racing in 2016. From then on it's been an all-consuming passion of his - as he has worked to build the best team in the country. He has had a long involvement in the sport spanning back to 2006 and includes racing all notable local and national events with time spent racing overseas including in New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland and France.
He is passionate about providing young cyclists with the right opportunities and environment to reach their potential.
Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with honours (and is pretty sure that he is the only person in the domestic cycling game who has this qualification). His day job as CEO of Cycling South Australia demonstrates that he knows a thing or two about cycling - and is passionate about dragging the sport into the 21st century.
Matt de Vroet
Assistant Manager/Media Manager
Matt joined the team at the start of 2017 promising to win Nationals "if the race went his way". Unfortunately for the team, he was referring to CA moving the course to somewhere that did involve 11 laps of the Buninyong circuit. Nevertheless over the next two season's Matt proved his worth many times over.
As a rider, Matt proved a solid domestic and a breakaway enthusiast. After stints in Belgium, and racing across Australia and New Zealand - Matt came to the conclusion that racing at an elite level potentially wasn't for him. It was a natural fit for Matt to slip into a leadership role with the team, combining that with his journalism degree to also hold the mantle of Media Manager.
Not content with stopping racing altogether - Matt instead refocused on 70.3 Triathalons, where he qualified for a pro-licence in his very first race. Matt has also written for a variety of cycling media outlets across Australia, including Cycling Tips, Bicycling Australia amongst other freelance work.
Our team physio Dave has a Masters in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy and is the director of Form Physiotherapy in Adelaide. Dave will work alongside coaching staff at Van D’am Racing to optimise the athletic condition and fit position of team cyclists, with the goal of improving performance.
Just 19 years old, Avi has some wild skills with the camera. Responsible for most of the imagery across our website. With his level of skill, you'd assume it was his full-time profession, but the multitalented Avi is close to finishing his undergraduate degree in Architecture. When Avi's on tour - you know our insta will be pure fire.