Taj Jones has become the first member of the Sunshine Coast based Australian Cycling Academy (ACA) to secure a contract with a World Tour Team. Jones has signed a three year contract with the Israel Start Up Nation World Tour team.
Retired world pro-rider Hendricus (Henk) Vogels and 12 ARA Pro Riders Sunshine Coast riders have arrived in Cairns with cycling champions Anya Louw, Ryan Thomas, Alistair McKellar and Taj Jones ahead of the weekend event to enjoy the region’s World Heritage reef and rainforest.
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have released the final grades for semester one 2020, and ACA student-cyclists are proving they are just as focused in the classroom, as they are on the road.
ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast sports director Stuart Shaw says teenagers Sebastian Barrett and Alastair Mackellar showed promising signs in event two of the online National Road Series but he’s eager for the team to start pressing for victory.