BEWLEY Sam < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track, Mountain Bike
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 22 Jul 1987 in Rotorua, NZL
Height1.91 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Girona, ESP
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He used to go mountain biking in the forest with his father on weekends, so he started competing in mountain bike racing before switching his attention to track and road cycling.
Club / Team Bike NZ: New Zealand
Name of coach Tim Carswell
Training Regime He spends about 25 hours a week on the road.
General Interest
Hobbies Surfing the Internet, hanging out in cafes, watching films. (ridestrong.org.nz, 27 Mar 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the Olympic Games and breaking the four-minute barrier three consecutive times in the Teams Pursuit. (treklivestrongu23.com, 07 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Lance Armstrong. (pezcyclingnews.com, 21 Jan 2010)
Injuries He broke his thumb in 2010 after being hit by a car. (nzherald.co.nz, 05 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto He believes training is only half of what brings success. The other half is advice and encouragement from a mentor. (inspiringnewzealanders.com, 27 May 2008)
Awards and honours In 2005 he was awarded the Inspiring New Zealanders Award. The award is given to young athletes from New Zealand who show outstanding promise in their field. It includes the opportunity to be mentored by current and past athletes from New Zealand who have achieved success. (inspiringnewzealanders.com, 27 May 2008)
Ambitions To ride the Tour de France. (nzherald.co.nz, 30 Oct 2011)
Other information PROFESSIONAL CAREER
He rode for the American team Radioshack for two years, but was released following the team's merger with Leopard-Trek. Despite being linked with Australian ProTour team Green Edge, he started the 2012 season without a team. (rotoruadailypost.co.nz, 05 Jan 2012)

EARTHQUAKE
He auctioned the jersey he wore when he won his Olympic bronze medal in aid of victims of the Christchurch earthquake. (bayofplentytimes.co.nz, 27 Feb 2011)