Team BikeExchange-Jayco confirmed its full and final men’s roster for the 2023 season, with strength and depth added to all areas, as the Australian team welcomes 11 new riders on board to form a strong and well-balanced 30-rider squad. listenreinforced Sprint drone: with welcome addition of sprint star Dylan Groenewegen in January 2022, sprint victories have become a high priority for the team, with Groenewegen capable of winning at the highest level, as evidenced by his stage victory in this year’s Tour de France. . Now, as the team heads into its 12th season in the UCI WorldTour peloton in 2023, further strengthening the sprint group was a key priority.
With this, Team BikeExchange-Jayco recruits an experienced Dutch cyclist Elmar Reinders (who joined mid-2022), plus young Australian talent Blake Quick, both fast men who will slot into the team’s main train and complement the work of seasoned top pros such as Luka Mezgec and Luke Durbridge. With With an eye on building for the future, Quick is also giving the team the option to lead the team’s ‘B’ speed group, made up of former track racers such as Campbell Stewart and Kelland O’Brien.
With general classification success in stage races continuing to be a major focus for the team, 2023 sees the Australian team significantly bolster their group of climbers, with the addition of Australian Chris Harper the Irish Eddie Dunbar.and the Italian champion Filippo Zana. Together with the three climbers will be the Austrian all-rounder Lukas Postlberger and two older cyclists experienced with the Italian Alessandro De Marchi and the czech Zdenek Stybar providing the team with a more enriched group to tackle the stage races, in support of the leader of the general classification.
|Other team data|
|No. of cyclists||30|
|No. of Australians||9|
|Number of other nationalities||21 (4x ITA, 3x NED, 2x ETH, 1x NZL, 1x GBR, 1x AUT, 1x COL, 1x SLO, 1x NOR, 1x DEN, 1x IRL, 1x USA, 1x SUI, 1x GER, 1x CZE)|
|Youngest cyclist:||21 – Welay Hagos Berhe|
|Oldest cyclist||36 – Zdenek Stybar|
|Average age of the team||27.5 years|
Simon Yates. “Winning stage races is a huge goal for us as an organization and we are delighted to have such diverse and talented riders join us next year who will be able to support our leaders in stage racing, from the high mountains to staying safe and secure. in the mountain. the floor along Grand Tours. We believe we have found and created a very well balanced team, one of our strongest team rosters for hilly racing and a team that will really allow us to move up another level next year, especially in the grand tours, chasing podium finishes.”