Name: Adam Nelson
Specialty: Long one day races. I have found my best results come when it’s a race of attrition, more often than not in bad weather or strong winds.
Favourite Ride: Locally in Canberra I love doing the iconic Cotter/Uriarra Loop, the quiet roads and scenery never gets old. Outside of Canberra I love riding on the coast, whether this be the South Coast, Central Coast or Sunshine Coast. Exploring new places and new roads on a bike are what I love.
Cycling Idol: When I was growing up watching the tour Jens Voigt was my idol. These days my new cycling idol is Thomas De Gendt. I love his work ethic and never say die attitude.
Favourite Non-cycling thing to do: I love being in the air and flying planes. I’m very fortunate to be able to do this for a job.
Warm up Playlist: I love listening to a bit of ‘Avicii’ or any of the classic party hits from the 90’s and 00’s.
Best team mate to share a room with: TBA
Favourite Race: My favourite Stage race is the ‘Tour of Bright’. My favourite one day race has to be ‘Australian Road Nationals’. The atmosphere and support from the side of the road when riding that race is amazing and something I have never experienced elsewhere racing in Australia.
Why Phoenix: They are a team who share my love for cycling. Importantly they know how to have a good time on and off the bike which is something very important to me. Looking forward to being able to support and help out the team this year through some big performances at my goal races.