Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began cycling competitively at the age of 11.
|Club / Team
||Team Sky: Great Britain
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||CJ. (teamsky.com, 04 Apr 2012)
||He suffered a deep gash to his knee in the second stage of the 2011 Tour Down Under. It came after a crash four kilometres from the finish and required two stitches. (skysports.com, 23 Jan 2011)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Nothing in life is easy and youíve got to work hard. But you can make it. Work hard enough and you are going to succeed." (teamsky.com, 04 Apr2012)
|Awards and honours
||He was named the 2001 New South Wales U19 Cyclist of the Year. (cycling.org.au, 24 Jan 2012)
||His father Gary was a leading professional cyclist on the British circuit in the 1980s. His uncle Shane was also a cyclist in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and 1990s and is also a coach His father and uncle won gold in the teams pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. (Cycling Australia, 26 Aug 2010, Cycling Australia, 19 Aug 2010, teamsky.com, 26 Aug 2010)
||To become world and Olympic champion, and to ride the Tour de France. (cycling.org.au, 24 Jan 2012)
One of his goals is to encourage young people to take up the sport. "At Team Sky we try to put out a motto about how fun it is to ride - it's a fantastic way to exercise and it keeps you healthy. We're really trying to reinforce that. I want to help out the young kids and show them that your dreams can come true. Itís happened to me." (teamsky.com, 04 Apr 2012)
He lives in Sydney, Australia but also has a residence in Girona, Spain. (Twitter profile, 22 Apr 2012)