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by Shane Stokes

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Ovett blogs about Australian Cycling Academy signing, nationals disappointment and hill climb success

by CyclingTips

One day after it was announced that Freddy Ovett will race with the Australian Cycling Academy – Ride Sunshine Coast team, the Australian has written about the transfer for The Peloton Brief. He also talks about his nationals disappointment, his recent Strava success in Australian and more.

Here’s an excerpt:

During the Nationals period I was lucky enough through a few people to be put in touch with the new Continental outfit – Australian Cycling Academy. Having recently signed for the team I’m super-excited to be a part of not only a young and talented rider-cohort, but also such an experienced and knowledgeable group of staff.

I couldn’t think of two better people than Ben Kersten and Matt Wilson to run a development-team and I’m looking forward to learning from them as much as possible over the next few months. The team has a strong focus in developing riders on the bike but also, just as importantly, off the bike. Both Ben and Matt through their years of experience know that a well-rounded person with skills in all areas of life will be far better equipped and ready to reach the highest levels of professional cycling and then be able to sustain that level for many years.

It’s a super outlook to have as a team and I’m fortunate to be involved in it. With some exciting plans in place for later in the year, I’m looking forward to racing in Australia and Asia with the team until then, building up some nice friendships, learning as much as possible and of course going after some good results.

Click through to read more at The Peloton Brief.

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