Journal

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Home after England, Germany and Worlds in Austria.

Well the season is starting to wind down now with the Herald Sun Tour being my concluding race for the road season. After having some very tough racing in the Tour of Britain and Hessen Tour followed up by Worlds, its very nice to have a couple of week of easy travelling before having to pin the numbers back on… More...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Back in fifth gear after an enjoyable break.

It has now been two months since I last added a diary entry! During this time I have had a mid-season break with some of my Melbourne school friends, completed a heavy training block and resumed racing again. With all these things happening it feels like I only just updated my site yesterday. More...

Monday, June 19, 2006

Baby Giro: A disappointing end to a good tour.

The Baby Giro was a 10 day tour beginning in the South of Italy in a town called Caserta and finishing up in the dolomites (Northern Italy) in a town called Bolzano. This year’s tour had generally shorter stages than usual averaging between 120-150km, but it was defiantly made up for in the amount of hills (and mountains) we raced over during the 10 days. For this tour there was 30 team’s of six riders in each, therefore 180 starters. More...

Monday, June 05, 2006

Trento (Trofeo Degasperi) and Coppa Delle Pace race reports.

Trofeo Degasperi Friday 2nd June was another Men Elite race meaning open age, from Bassano Del Grappa over the mountain range to the town of Trento (where the Giro d’Italia passed through a week earlier). This race for me was not really on my list of goals being so soon after the tour in Spain (Navarra). Despite this I found myself in the front group along with team mate Matt Lloyd. So with him on good form from the recent tour of Japan I decided to try and set the race up for him. More...

Monday, June 05, 2006

A week in Spain & my first win in Europe.

For the last week (from the 20th to the 29th May) I have been racing in a northern region of Spain called Navarra. Whilst there we had a one day race on Sunday 21st called International Txuma and then we a 6 day tour starting on the Tuesday called Vuelta a Navarra.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Link to Thuringen Race Report

Hello everyone,

                            I realise that it has been over week since Thuringen finished but i have been flat out with training and also trying to squeeze in some uni work with some dead lines coming up. Anyway there are stage bye stage reports on our team website. Please click "more" for the links.

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Diary #2. A lot of racing and not much rest.

I have just arrived back on Wednesday from an intensive 10day period, which involved 9 days of racing. We left on Sunday 23rd for a race called Vicenza- Bionde, after that we headed a long way down south to a town called Fiuggi. We had a rest day on the Monday in preparation for the Tuesday which was Gran Premio Liberazione. In that afternoon we had a prologue of the Tour of Regioni which was a seven day tour finishing on the following Monday. Then on the Tuesday We had another one day race called Coppa Citta di Asit before heading home for a well earned rest.

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Giro Delle Regioni: Race Report.

The Tour began in the afternoon of the 25th April after we had just raced GP Liberazione. This year was my second attempt at the tour where last year I won the prologue and finished 10th on GC and this year I wanted to come back and improve that result. Giro Delle Regioni means Tour of the Regions, so the goal of this tour is to go through and many different regions as possible throughout the seven days. As a consequence we tend to have to do more travelling in this tour than most for its duration.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Diary #1: My new home for the next 6 months.

Hello everyone,
I’m about to leave for a 10 day racing stint, so I thought that I should do and “official” diary before I leave. On Monday I left Bordeaux, where I was for the Track World Championships, and headed to my new home in Italy. We left at 7am and made pretty good time only stopping for petrol and arrived at our destination by 6pm 11hours later. More...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

First European road race for the season. GP Ricoto 15th.

After only arriving in Italy on Monday after a 12hr car drive from Bordeaux, we found out that rest of the team had a race the following day. So Matt Goss asked the coach what the chances were of us being able to join them at the race. Luckily enough our coach had entered us in the race, so on Tuesday morning we were up at 5.30am with a 2hr drive to a little town near Verona in front of us.
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