Girona, Spain
Favourite food
Bunnings snags
Favourite holiday destination
Margaret River
Favourite race
Pickering Brook
Favourite TV show
The Simpsons (Original episodes)

Now into his fourth season with the team, Jai made yet another step up in level last year with his highlight performance being a phenomenal second place on GC at the Giro d’Italia, his first top ten in a Grand Tour, let alone first podium.

“I’m pretty happy with how everything is going. My level has been slowly progressing and getting better and better. It was good to be in the racing even more this year, rather than being in the back and suffering.”

Jai has rode his bike for most of his life and can’t imagine doing any other sport or his life without two wheels.

“It’s just awesome to be able to do it. Wake up when you do, go out onto the open road and train, and then to get paid for it and it to be classed as work, it’s amazing.”

Despite being so laidback that he is almost horizontal, Jai is also incredibly motivated and driven to improve, stating that he doesn’t know what his limit is on the bike and that he wants to keep going until he finds it. Having been with the team since turning pro, the Aussie feels at home.

“I get on with everyone really well so it is not like work at times. Everyone in the team is your colleague but it doesn’t feel like that, nothing feels forced at all, it’s a nice environment to be in.”

Looking ahead, Jai wants to keep developing as a GC rider and improve his consistency throughout the year. He also aims to “get his arms in the air” once again, no matter the race.

Off the bike you can find him watching some original The Simpsons episodes, relaxing, catching up with friends or going out for food in Girona with its “good weather and vibes.”


1 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 2
1 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 4
1 Giro d'Italia Stage 18
1 Jayco Herald Sun Tour
1 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Mountains Classification
2 Giro d'Italia
2 Giro d'Italia Youth Classification
2 Giro d'Italia Stage 20
3 Giro d'Italia Stage 15
3 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Points Classification
2 Tour de Pologne
3 Tour de Pologne Stage 6
4 Hammer Limburg Stage 2
4 Hammer Limburg
4 Deutschland Tour Youth Classification
5 Santos Tour Down Under Youth Classification
9 Hammer Limburg Stage 1
9 Tour de Pologne Mountains Classification
10 Giro d'Italia Youth Classification
10 National Championships Australia Road Race
3 Tour of Slovenia Youth Classification
5 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6
6 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 3
7 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
7 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 1
9 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 2
9 Tour of Slovenia Mountains Classification
9 Hammer Sportzone Limburg
9 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 17
10 Itzulia Basque Country Youth Classification