Drapac Professional Cycling
Drapac Professional Cycling is revolutionary. The first of its kind in Australia, the privately funded enterprise uses cycling as the medium to redefine the way not only athletes, but also how our society, measures success.
Developed in 2004, the program aims to counteract the mono dimensional culture that defines Australian sport, a culture where athletes have a sole focus on medals or results. We instead look to create multi dimensional people, not just athletes, by placing equal emphasis on athletic, career, personal and social development.
Stand out riders . Stuart Shaw, Peter McDonald. David Pell, Lachlan Norris. Rhys Pollock
Shaw: Numerous wins over the last few years whilst riding for Drapac Porsche. Latest victory stage winner Tour Of Langkawi 2010. 2007 National Road series winner
McDonald: KOM winner Tour Of Langkawi 2010. 2009 National road Champion and winner Tour of Wellington 2009 . Grafton to Inverell winner 2004
David Pell: Singapore International criterium winner 2009. Grafton Inverell winner 2008 and National road series winner 2008.
Lachlan Norris: National MTB series winner 2010. 2nd National MTB Championships 2010. Winner of KOM Tour of Wellington 2010. Oceania under 23 winner 2009.
Rhys Pollock: Raced extensively in Europe for the last 8 years with wins in Belair Belgium in 2008 and a win in Obahausen in 2007
Development: We have 5 riders under the age of 20 and we plan to develop these riders over the next 3 years racing them in Australia, Asia and Europe. The riders are Angus Morton, Patrick Drapac, Michael Phelan, Tom Palmer and Adiq Othman from Malaysia who resides in Melbourne Australia.
Other riders include Daniel Braunsteins who is the current under 23 National Criterium Champion and Joe Lewis who finished 4th in the 2010 National road race. He also is a Stage winner in Tasmania in 2009 and a win in the Drai Van Der Kai criterium in Holland in 2007.