Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Inside the convoy: a ride with Commissaire 2 at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour

When you switch on your TV to watch a bike race you only see part of the picture. The riders are the stars of the show — and rightly so — but behind the scenes there are dozens of hard-working individuals, each playing a distinct role to ensure the race runs as smoothly as possible. […]


Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 5

The Genesys Pro Cycling Team have been punching above their weight every since they started as Praities, and this is by far their biggest win to date. I have no doubt Nathan Haas and Steel Von Hoff will follow in the same footsteps as Richie Porte (SaxoBank, now SKY) and Will Clarke (Leopard-Trek) if they […]


Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 4

What a turnout at Alpe d’Arthurs on Saturday! Even though there were times the weather threatened to blow the whole mountain down, the hardcore fans still showed up and created an atmosphere like the Sun Tour has never seen before.


Join Us At Bay 13 On Arthurs Seat

As part of my position with Rapha I’m holding the biggest party Australia has ever seen on “Alp d’Arthurs” this Saturday, Oct 15 to cheer on the riders of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. As readers of CyclingTips, I invite every single one of you to come along to enjoy the race and create an […]


Done And Dusted – Sun Tour Recap

A mob crowding around the Rapha tent bidding to purchase all of the rider’s kit and gear What a week it was!  Working with the Rapha team and getting a behind-the-scenes look at a relatively large stage race was one of the coolest experiences of my life.  I’ve never seen a race from that end […]


The 42T Chainring

By Tom Southam The other day I finally did something I should have done a long time ago. I put (or rather Andy, our team mechanic, put) a 42 tooth chainring back on my bike. After an absence of what seems like almost forever (9 years in fact) I feel truly reunited with a great […]


Sun Tour Time Trial – Stage 5

It was a relaxing day today and no one got too stressed out about the TT.  Perhaps a little bit too laid-back.  The woman’s winning time bettered than most of the Rapha guys.  I’m trying to get John to make them ride the 250km Around The Bay loop on Sunday to punish them for their […]


Bending The Rules

After spending hours in the hospital with Ben the other night I decided to hit him up to do a CT guest post since he can’t ride the rest of the Sun Tour.  We got chatting and he started  telling me all sorts of great stories about the European pro peloton.  Here’s a small taste […]


Rapha Team Car – Stage 4

Photo by Aaron Barbetti Am I ever pumped that I brought the video camera out today.  Some very cool team tactics happening that I got to capture from the Rapha team car in the convoy.


Sun Tour Day 3

I’ve been really busy for the past couple days and it’s given me a whole new appreciation for what goes on behind the scenes in a major cycling event.   Tweeting has been quite a bit easier because it’s so quick and dirty therefore I’ve put up a twitter feed on the right sidebar.  I try […]