WEBSTER Sam < Back  
Sport Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 16 Jul 1991 in Auckland, NZL
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Stacey Michelsen
Residence Cambridge, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
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]
General Interest
Nicknames Sammy (Facebook profile, 17 May 2016)
Hobbies 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)
Famous relatives 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)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nzherald.co.nz, 06 Dec 2019)
Other information FIRST BIKE
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)