Taj
Jones

A local Sunshine Coast rider who joined the team as a 17 year old we have been excited to watch Taj develop from winning local crits to taking his first Pro win in the 2020 Tour of Langkawi. 2020 is going to be a key year for Taj and we believe he has the ability to be racing at the highest level.

21
Height
188
Home Town
Palmwoods
Training Base
Sunshine Coast
Speciality
Sprinter

3rd / Stage One
Tour of Gippsland
12.Mar.2019

10th / Stage Two
Tour of Japan
7.May.2019

1st / Stage Five
Tour of America's Dairyland
21.Jul.2019

1st / Stage 2
Le Tour de Langkawi
8.Feb.2020

Favourite race

Paris Roubaix

Nickname

Shaggy

Hidden talents

Can rap all of Man’s Not Hot, and polish off a block of chocolate in one sitting.

Life goals

Be someone.

The NRS on Zwift is here and we are ready to race! The NRS on Zwift is here and we are ready to race! Race 1 - the Downtown Dolphin Criterium, women from 9am and men from 10am AEDT. Watch the live stream via the @nationalroadseries Facebook page (full broadcast info in our stories) #NRS20 #NRSoZ #Gozwift #zwiftoz @gozwiftausnz •
WOMEN’S
@rubyrg 
@alexmartinwallace 
@maeveplouffe 
@sopphhiiieee 
@samderiter 
@anya_louw •
MEN’S
@michaelfreiberg 
@taj__jones 
@alistairdonohoe 
@mick_ricey 
@matt_ricey 
@zack_gilmore 
@alastair_mackellar 
@ryanthomas22 
@seb_barrett_ 
@danieldidomenico42 •
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ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia 
Leibherr | @leibherrmining 
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus 
SRAM | @sram_australia 
Kask | @kask_sport 
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast 
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa 
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial 
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling 
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports 
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau 
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital 
Australian Valuers 
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

The NRS on Zwift is here and we are ready to race! Race 1 – the Downtown Dolphin Criterium, women from 9am and men from 10am AEDT. Watch the live stream via the @nationalroadseries Facebook page (full broadcast info in our stories) #NRS20 #NRSoZ #Gozwift #zwiftoz @gozwiftausnz •
WOMEN’S
@rubyrg
@alexmartinwallace
@maeveplouffe
@sopphhiiieee
@samderiter
@anya_louw •
MEN’S
@michaelfreiberg
@taj__jones
@alistairdonohoe
@mick_ricey
@matt_ricey
@zack_gilmore
@alastair_mackellar
@ryanthomas22
@seb_barrett_
@danieldidomenico42 •


ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia
Leibherr | @leibherrmining
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus
SRAM | @sram_australia
Kask | @kask_sport
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital
Australian Valuers
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

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That’s it for the 2020 @ltdlangkawi. It’s been That’s it for the 2020 @ltdlangkawi. It’s been a huge week, we had @taj__jones finish in second on the sprint jersey classification, with one stage win and two third places. It’s not the end of racing for us here, we have a one day UCI race on Langkawi coming up later today #ltdl #letourdelangkawi #ltdlangkawi #ucicycling
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ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia 
Leibherr | @leibherrmining 
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus 
SRAM | @sram_australia 
Kask | @kask_sport 
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast 
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa 
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial 
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling 
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports 
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau 
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital 
Australian Valuers 
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

That’s it for the 2020 @ltdlangkawi. It’s been a huge week, we had @taj__jones finish in second on the sprint jersey classification, with one stage win and two third places. It’s not the end of racing for us here, we have a one day UCI race on Langkawi coming up later today #ltdl #letourdelangkawi #ltdlangkawi #ucicycling



ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia
Leibherr | @leibherrmining
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus
SRAM | @sram_australia
Kask | @kask_sport
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital
Australian Valuers
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

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Stage 6 of the @ltdlangkawi today and we have 151k Stage 6 of the @ltdlangkawi today and we have 151km from Taiping to Pulau Pinang. We are hoping @taj__jones can make it over the two climbs to be in with a chance in a final bunch sprint #ltdlangkawi #tourdelangkawi •
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ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia 
Leibherr | @leibherrmining 
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus 
SRAM | @sram_australia 
Kask | @kask_sport 
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast 
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa 
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial 
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling 
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports 
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau 
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital 
Australian Valuers 
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

Stage 6 of the @ltdlangkawi today and we have 151km from Taiping to Pulau Pinang. We are hoping @taj__jones can make it over the two climbs to be in with a chance in a final bunch sprint #ltdlangkawi #tourdelangkawi •


ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia
Leibherr | @leibherrmining
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus
SRAM | @sram_australia
Kask | @kask_sport
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital
Australian Valuers
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

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It was a tough day all round yesterday with the Ge It was a tough day all round yesterday with the Genting Highlands stage of the @ltdlangkawi. Stage 5 today, we have 165.8km coming up with 3 intermediate sprints giving @taj__jones a chance to regain the sprinters jersey #ltdlangkawi #tourdelangkawi #ucicycling #malaysia #langkawi •
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ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia 
Leibherr | @leibherrmining 
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus 
SRAM | @sram_australia 
Kask | @kask_sport 
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast 
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa 
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial 
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling 
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports 
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau 
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital 
Australian Valuers 
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

It was a tough day all round yesterday with the Genting Highlands stage of the @ltdlangkawi. Stage 5 today, we have 165.8km coming up with 3 intermediate sprints giving @taj__jones a chance to regain the sprinters jersey #ltdlangkawi #tourdelangkawi #ucicycling #malaysia #langkawi •


ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia
Leibherr | @leibherrmining
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus
SRAM | @sram_australia
Kask | @kask_sport
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
@Ride100percent_aunz
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital
Australian Valuers
SC Cycling Club | @sunshinecoastcyclingclub

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Michael Freiberg and Taj Jones were our best place Michael Freiberg and Taj Jones were our best placed in 7th and 8th in stage 1 of the Lexus Blackburn Bay Cycling Classic @baycyclingclassic last night. Stage 2 today will be live streamed from 5pm AEDT on SBS Cycling Central’s Facebook page #livelearnride #aussiecycling #baycrits #baycrits2020 @michaelfreiberg @taj__jones •
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ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia 
Leibherr | @leibherrmining 
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau @ridecannondale
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus 
SRAM | @sram_australia 
Kask | @kask_sport 
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast 
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa 
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial 
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling 
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports 
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau 
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital 
Australian Valuers

Michael Freiberg and Taj Jones were our best placed in 7th and 8th in stage 1 of the Lexus Blackburn Bay Cycling Classic @baycyclingclassic last night. Stage 2 today will be live streamed from 5pm AEDT on SBS Cycling Central’s Facebook page #livelearnride #aussiecycling #baycrits #baycrits2020 @michaelfreiberg @taj__jones •



ARA Group | @aracycling
Sunshine Coast Council | @sunshinecoastcouncil
USC | @usc.australia
Leibherr | @leibherrmining
Mackellar Mining | @mackellarminingservices
Cannondale | @cannondaleau @ridecannondale
Bont Cycling | @bontcycling
Scody | @scodyaus
SRAM | @sram_australia
Kask | @kask_sport
Caden Wheels | @cadencarbonwheels
100% Sunglasses | @100percent_bike
FE Sports | @fe_sports
Cricks Sunshine Coast | @crickssunshinecoast
RG Strategic | @rgstrategicnoosa
Wahoo Fitness | @wahoofitnessofficial
Fabric Cycling | @fabriccycling
KWT Imports | @kwt_imports
Maxxis | @maxxisbikeau
Infexious Digital | @infexious.digital
Australian Valuers

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2.May.2020

ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast sports director Stuart Shaw says the online national series is “perfect” for the team while there are restrictions on large gatherings.

1.May.2020

ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast are “amped” to get their competitive juices flowing again with the opening round of the virtual National Racing Series.

1.May.2020

Two weeks ago when all the races started to get cancelled. We refocused some goals and decided to race the clock on Strava instead

Zack Gilmore
Sophie Edwards
Sebastian Barrett
Sam de Riter
Ryan Thomas
Ruby Rosemann-Gannon
Michael Rice
Michael Potter
Michael Freiberg
Matt Rice
Maeve Plouffe
Liam Magennis
Daniel Di Domenico
Ashley Mackay
Armani Drake
Anya Louw
Alistair Donohoe
Alex Martin-Wallace
Alastair MacKellar