I am very excited to announce that I have signed with the Cannondale Factory Racing MTB team for 2 years starting on the 1st of January 2013. This will be a great step forward in my career as I step up from Under 19 to the Under 23 category and face new challenges. I’m really looking forward to riding alongside my new team mates who have proven themselves to be up with the very best in the world, and I’m sure they will be a positive influence and great role models for me in the years ahead. This year I will be based in New Zealand until early April before heading overseas to base myself in Germany over our winter months with a 3 week break back home in New Zealand over June/July to refresh before the World Champs in late August/early September. I am currently doing some base miles to get back in shape for the New Zealand and Australian races after a long off season focusing on school exams.
I can’t wait to get back into some racing starting with the first National XC MTB round in Bluff on the 4-6th of January. 2012 has been a great year with my first ever introduction to professional mountain mike racing with the Trek World Racing team which was an incredible experience and a taste of what’s to come. Thanks to all those who have supported me up until this point in my career, I look forward to keeping you all updated over the 2013 season which looks to be more exciting than ever as I make the transition from school-kid to fulltime racer!