The latest in a long line of Australians in the Axeon program, Michael Rice is anxious to follow in their paths to success as well.
He punched his ticket for a roster spot on this year's team by winning a stage of the Tour de Beauce in Canada last year - a race that saw Axeon Hagens Berman riders capture two of the six stages as well as the overall.
"I remember really targeting that stage from Day 1," Rice said. "The profile of the finish suited me. It was technical and fast as we veered off onto the finishing stretch - which went across a bridge before the finish line. I led out the sprint from 200 meters out and nobody came around me."
Rice looks forward to racing in the U.S., where he says there are always good hype around the sport and quality fields.
"This fulfills a dream of mine," he said.
|90th||Colorado Classic - Stage 1|
|75th||The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah|
|61st||Stage 3 (ITT)|
|74th||Giro Ciclistico d'Italia|
|62nd||Stage 5b (ITT)|
|94th||Tour of the Gila|
|43rd||Stage 3 (ITT)|
|69th||Circuit des Ardennes International|
|25th||Joe Martin Stage Race|
|21st||Stage 1 (ITT)|
|40th||Oceania Continental Championships - Road Race|
|20th||Oceania Continental Championships U23 - Road Race|
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With ten laps over Moonstone...
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