I am a bike enthusiast and a sucker for racing anything on 2 wheels. My main focus this year is to show what I can do on the Elite UCI MTB World Cup circuit. I am currently in Europe, half way through the MTB season. This is a rebuilding year in terms of getting my ranking back up and getting back into the swing of the hectic european race scene. I am enjoying it so far, having some strong results with Cat 1 and HC top ten finishes. I haven't had a perfect World Cup race yet but I'm still working on that. I am looking forward to representing New Zealand and racing the World Championships in Italy on August 28th and the World Cup in Lenzerheide Switzerland the week after.
Bikes in your garage: Cannondale Scalpel XCO race machine, Cannondale Supersix Evo Roady. Hope to be able to get a Canondale Jekyll Enduro when home
Favourite Biomaxa Product: Biomaxa Pro-ride chamois cream - adds that extra bit of luxury comfort to every ride.
Favourite Food: Home made burgers - always a winner
Favourite place to ride: Craigieburn hands down
Best cycling memory: First time beating my brother Craig ;). Also the fun family adventure rides as a kid.
Top 5 most notable results: 2018 UCI MTB U23 World Cup South Africa - 2nd. 2018 Commonwealth Games - Gold Coast - 4th. 2018 U23 World Cup series 7th overall. 2020 - Tour of Southland 7th overall, 2nd place stage 2. Multiple National and Oceania Champion
Aspiration (What you dream about achieving on your bike): Medal at the Olympics. UCI MTB World Cup podium. Racing for an international professional team.
To relax I: An trying to surf, hanging out with Charlie dog. BBQ with mates
If you weren’t riding/racing bikes – what do you think you would do instead? Multisport, everything about multisport appeals to me so keen to get amongst it one day. But if I wasn't cycling I would get stuck in now.
Biomaxa Ambassador since: 2018
Social Media Profile: @beno_oliver