Further Personal Information
||Partner Stacey Michelsen
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He rode bikes from an early age and began racing in 2006.
|Why this sport?
||He decided he wanted to race after watching the Tour de France in 2004.
|Name of coach
||Rene Wolff [national]
||Sammy (Facebook profile, 17 May 2016)
||Music, travel, movies. (Facebook page, 23 Jan 2020)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Train for the demands of winning the event." (sealy.co.nz, 01 Jan 2015)
||His partner Stacey Michelsen has represented New Zealand in hockey, and was part of the national squad at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Apr 2020; Facebook profile, 12 Mar 2020)
||To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nzherald.co.nz, 06 Dec 2019)
The first bike he learned to ride on was a hand-me-down communal bike young children in his neighbourhood shared. The small yellow bike was a training bike that was shared between members of the community. Once a child grew out of it, it was passed on to another family. (stuff.co.nz, 29 Jul 2014)