Building Performance Teams

SofM MAAp Racing Team

“In sport you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results. The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect.” Chris Froome

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Building a great cycling team doesn’t happen by accident. It’s all about bringing the right people together, riders with complementary skills who can perform different roles, each of which is vitally important. Team members have different specialisations: climbers, sprinters, time trialists and of course the domestiques, the worker bees who guard the team and support the leader. Nor is it just the riders. It’s also the equipment, the support crew, the strategists, and the sponsorship. Everything coming together not just to give the best possible result, but better, to exceed expectations.
In other words, a great team is more than the sum of its parts. Tim Krabbé, in The Rider, perhaps the best book about road cycle racing ever written, says “road racing imitates life, the way it would be without the corruptive influence of civilization.” Well yes, it’s pretty brutal. But nonetheless the best teams do require some civilizing influences, such as organisation, planning, discipline, respect and, above all, the right mix of talent.

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National Road Series Championship After Round 1 – Grafton to Inverell

  • 1. Avanti IsoWhey Sports 9pts
  • 2. AMR Renault Racing 7pts
  • 3. SofM Maap 5pts
  • 4. Mobius Future Racing 3pts
  • 5. Subaru NSWIS & MS 2pts

Team

Adam_Bull

Adam Bull

@adambullnz

Ray_Cavanagh

Ryan Cavanagh

@ryan_cav

Jayden

Jayden Copp

@jaydencopp

Mike_Cuming

Mike Cuming

@mike_cuming

Daniel_Fitter

Daniel Fitter

@Dan_Fitter

Nic_Katsonis

Nic Katsonis

@NicKatsonis

Jesse_Kerrison

Jesse Kerrison

@jkerro

Conor_Murtagh

Connor Murtagh

@itsconor

Alex_Smyth_01

Alex Smyth

@AlexSmyth88

Dylan_Sunderland

Dylan Sunderland

@Sundy2696

Harry_Sweeny

Harry Sweeny

@harry_sweeny

Josh_Taylor

Josh Taylor

@JoshTaylor1991

Paul_Van_Der_Ploeg

Paul van der Ploeg

@Paulvanderplow

Team Support

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Leigh Parsons

Team Owner

Scott_McGrory

Scott McGrory

Director Sportif

Miguel_Crespo

Miguel Crespo

Team Support

Mitchell_Allen

Mitchell Allen

Mechanic

Linda_Hunter

Linda Hunter

Administration

Partners

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Business Partners

Great teams need great partners.

Talent alone isn’t enough. Great partnerships lift everyone higher.

There’s no question that the Beatles were four gifted individuals, bursting with ideas and raw talent, but their classically trained producer, George Martin, introduced them to fresh ideas, new techniques that lifted them above other bands, no less talented, in the Sixties.

Like The Beatles, we get by with a little help from our friends.

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