Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started cycling in 1994 in Timaru on New Zealand's south island.
|Why this sport?
||His dad was a track sprinter who encouraged him to take an interest in the sport.
|Club / Team
||Marco Polo Cycling Team: Ethiopia
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||Dream. (roadcycling.co.nz, 19 Jul 2011)
||Catching up with friends, seeing a movie, drinking good coffee and wine. (ridestrong.org.nz, 31 Mar 2009)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 2008. (odt.co.nz, 26 Jan 2009)
|Hero / Idol
||Former Commonwealth Games champion Glen Thomson. (odt.co.nz, 26 Jan 2009)
||He had knee and back problems in early 2011. (roadcycling.co.nz, 19 Jul 2011)
||His father Colin was a sprinter in the 1970s. (olympic.org.nz, 12 Sep 2011)
||To win Olympic gold in the team pursuit. (roadcycling.co.nz, 19 Jul 2011)
In December 2011, he was part of the team that took two seconds off the national record in the 4000m pursuit in Melbourne. The time was also the fourth fastest in history. (endurancesport.co.nz, 13 Dec 2011)