An Aussie fan-favourite and a long-standing member of the team, Chris has been within the Team DSM structure since turning professional in 2017; making him one of the most experienced riders in the team.
Having rode on two wheels for as long as he can remember thanks to his dad, who he always went on bike rides with, Chris’ initial love was for mountain bikes or BMX but in 2016 he switched over to road cycling full time and hasn’t looked back since. In fact, the Aussie still can’t believe he gets to do his passion as his full-time job.
“It seems like such a normal job when you’re on the road but when you take a step back it is a pretty crazy lifestyle, especially when you go to a Grand Tour. The rest of the world doesn’t exist; you go into a black hole of bus – race – bus – hotel, you just don’t see anything else. It still amazes me that this is my job and I want to be doing it as long as possible.”
He did also try his hand at football, basketball, and tennis when he was younger and despite stopping them pretty early as a young teenager; he learnt how to become a team player from those sports. It is something which has aided his cycling career as an often-unsung hero and makes Chris even more appreciative when things go well for him, and he is the finisher.