Hamish's Story

Words: Chad Childers Stripes Date: 10 March 2024

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The Hagens Berman Jayco Cycling Team announced the addition of a second Aussie, Hamish Mckenzie, to the 2024 roster. Hamish joined Axeon from ARA – Pro Racing Sunshine Coast [Team Jayco-AlUla trainee from 8/1].

“Joining Hagens Berman Jayco is a huge step in my development as a cyclist,” said Hamish. “Axel and the team have proven that they’re among, if not the best at developing talent and I’m confident I’ll get the best out of myself in a team such as this. To have sports directors such as Koos and Axel is such an advantage to the team and I can’t wait to learn as much as possible and win some races!”

Hamish’s Palmares:
3rd place World Championships U23 - ITT
5th place Oceania Continental Championships - Elite Road Race
2nd place World Championships U19 - ITT
1st place Australian National Championship U19 - ITT

The 19-year-old from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia is hoping to capitalize on his strengths, time-trialing, bunch sprint finishes, and short climbs in “fighting for victories in road races and especially the classics,” he said. “I am excited to get to do the biggest U23 races and get more stage racing in the legs.”

“Hamish has proven to be a very solid rider and his 3rd place at U23 Worlds in the time trial showed that,” said team owner and director Axel Merckx. “I saw Hamish race aggressively at the Tour of Bretagne and I like his way of racing. I really believe he has what it takes to make it to the next level. He needs more racing experience in Europe and we will give him just that.”

  • Nickname: Hammer
  • Spirit animal: dog
  • Fav post race meal: butter chicken with garlic naan
  • What doesn’t belong on pizza: pineapple
  • Top of your bucket list: retire my parents
  • Most famous in contacts: Richie Porte
  • Country to visit: Greece
  • Would you rather get paid $200,000 tomorrow or $500 per week for the rest of your life? 500 a week
  • If a song played every time you walked into a room, what song would you choose and why: Forever, by drake, Kanye, Eminem, lil Wayne. Best pump up music & drake is the Goat
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