I came back to cycling after an 18-year layoff at the age of 36 whilst living in Japan, then found myself in the pro ranks within less than a year. It’s really been a whirlwind since then, racing for several UCI Continental road racing teams all over the world, from Qatar and Oman to China and Belgium.
At 41, I decided to give mountain biking a crack just to change things up, racing my first off-road event in Mongolia in 2013 over 7 days in some of the wildest landscape imaginable. As ever, I was dependent on Lezyne tools to see me through the trials and tribulations that racing in the wilderness brings.
Reliable, solid tools that are always up to the job are an essential component to any rider’s kit, and with Lezyne you get that and the dashing good looks too. Hands down the best stuff out there, and I’ve tried it all. Racing is all about support and teamwork, and I’m thrilled to be part of the Lezyne family. I need more handpumps though, my friends keep ‘borrowing’ them!
1st Singapore National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall GC Tour of Friendship
1st Tour of Friendship (Thailand) Prologue ITT
3rd Tour of Friendship Stage 1
3rd Tour of Friendship Stage 2
2nd Tour of Friendship Stage 5
1st Rosso Cycling Championships, Taiwan
1st Tatajia 55km Hill Climb, Taiwan
1st Taiwan Cycling Championships Stage 5
5th Stage 7 Mongolia Bike Challenge
1st UCI 2.1 Tour of Taiwan Points Classification
3rd UCI 2.2 Tour of Brunei Stage 1
5th UCI 2.2 Tour of East Java Stage 2
2nd Overall GC UCI 2.2 Tour of East Java 2012
1st Hong Kong Cycling Classic Criterium
1st Singapore National ITT Championships
1st Taiwan Cycling Championships, Stage 1
1st Yilan Classic Road Race
3rd Overall GC Tour of East Taiwan
3rd Stage 2 Tour of East Taiwan
1st Singapore National Road Race Championships
1st Kisamura Two-Day, Japan
1st Kurume County Century Road Race
AIMS for 2014:
To give my all in every race I enter, and to move more into the MTB side of things. This year I will race on the road as usual and try to defend my Tour of Friendship title that I won last year, but I’m also hoping for a podium place in the MTB event Craft TransAlp, in the Croc Trophy in Australia, and I’ll take part in Leadville too, where I’ll be aiming for a top 5 spot.
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