Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He got his first bike when he was 2. It brought out the competitive spirit and aged 4-5 he would get his brother to time him around the block continually trying to better his time.
|Why this sport?
||He was encouraged by his older brother and father who passed on their passion for cycling. He would follow them to their races. When he was 14-15 he realised he couldn't keep up with all the sports he was involved in and he chose to focus on cycling.
|Club / Team
||An Post Sean Kelly: Belgium
|Name of coach
|Memorable sporting achievement
||High placings at European Championships gave him the drive and confidence to pursue a professional cycling career in 2010 (philiplavery.com, 22 Sep 2010)
||He also competed in swimming and cross country running when he was younger (philiplavery.com, 22 Sep 2010)
||His father, Tosh Lavery, was a member of the Garda cycling Club. His older brother, Thomas, was the 2009 Garda Coiste Siamsa Cycling Champion and Irish junior national time trial champion.
(gardacyclingclub.wordpress.com, 11 Apr 2010, philiplavery.com, 22 Sep 2010)