Drapac Professional Cycling

Slipstream Sports and Drapac to partner on development team in 2017

Beginning in 2017, Slipstream Sports, the management company of the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team, will partner with Drapac Capital Partners, sponsor of the Australian Pro Continental squad, to create a development squad that emphasizes competition as well as higher education. The team will be a UCI Continental registered squad, based in Australia, competing in Europe for part […]


Nathan Earle interview: Why going from Sky to Drapac might be just what his career needs

Hold the judgements: this is a move that can only be assessed once sufficient time has passed. Two years after Nathan Earle turned neo-pro with Team Sky, the Australian is stepping back a level and will compete with the Pro Continental Drapac Pro Cycling in 2016. By his own admission, there will be a varied […]


Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: Flashes of Korea

Life as a professional cyclist might appear glamorous from the outside – travelling the world, getting paid to ride a bike – but the reality is often far less appealing. Dirty hotel rooms, time spent away from loved ones, constant fatigue, not to mention the pressure to perform — it can be a challenging existence. […]


Graeme Brown moves from Belkin to Drapac Professional Cycling

Following a long nine year period with the Rabobank/Belkin Pro Cycling teams, Graeme Brown has concluded a deal which will see him being primarily based in Australia during the 2015 season. The 35 year old Australian rider has inked a deal with Drapac Professional Cycling and will be one of the key riders on the […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Specialized lululemon becomes Velocio-SRAM; Fourth rider linked to Astana team tests positive – Okishev fails A test for steroids; Tony Martin to attempt the hour record in 2015; Cookson open to shortening the Grand Tours; Bono surgeon reveals extensive injuries arising from bike smash; Smith […]


Keith Flory: taking Drapac’s performance to the next level

In 2014 Drapac Professional Cycling has made the much-publicised jump from being a Continental outfit to Australia’s only ProContinental squad. The promotion has meant the number of riders on the Drapac payroll has increased, and so too has the number of staff. One of new staff members is Keith Flory, the team’s director of performance. […]


Darren Lapthorne’s new beginning

Back in 2007 Darren Lapthorne won the Australian national road race championships with a solo attack 14km from the finish. Seven years on, Lapthorne took to 2014 nationals road race at the head of a 13-strong Drapac squad that was desperate to start its first year as a reborn ProConti squad in style. We caught […]


Behind the scenes of Drapac’s big step up

In 2014 the Drapac Professional Cycling team makes its much publicised jump from UCI Continental to UCI Professional Continental status, a ranking it held briefly back in 2007. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spent some time with the team to find out what’s involved in making the step up and what Drapac has planned for […]