New to the team in 2023, Alex brings across his wealth of experience with his seven years so far as a professional. He won the Australian road race title in 2018 but also played an integral part in numerous wins for his team over the years – both in the sprint train, but also helping Simon Yates to win the 2018 Vuelta a España for example.
Yet, Alex isn’t from cycling blood and although his parents are active people, it was because of his older brother that he got into life on two wheels – first trying his hand at downhill mountain biking. His sister was then picked up by a talent identification program in Australia and started doing track, so Alex followed in her footsteps too and “hopped on the boards”.
Originally combining his track cycling with downhill, football and cricket, which he quickly stopped because it was “too boring”, he eventually had to make the choice and “cycling took the cake”.
“In downhill I used to just win medals but in my first cycling race I won 100 dollars, and as a youngster that really opened up my eyes”, he laughs.
At first it was just the velodrome where he “went round in circles”. An understated answer from Alex who went on to become a junior and elite world champion on the track, alongside medalling at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games before he soon started to dabble in road cycling and eventually made the switch full-time in 2016 after the Olympic Games in Rio.