Press Releases
Discover what the media has been saying about my cycling or my team's cycling.
Keep up to date with my cycling Diary.
My yearly cycling results.
Question & Answers
Questions and Answers relating to my cycling career.
How did you end up in Portugal?
I should be out training but I am having trouble waking up today. I ended up in Portugal with luck, which is needed in this sport. After having 2 or 3 contracts offered to me at the end of the 2001 season I was demoralised by having them torn out with financial trouble etc (better I didn·t go to those teams I think now) so I ended up desperately looking for something. Kristjan Snorrason had help from a Portuguese-Aussie by the name of Joao Serralheiro to find a cat 2 team in Portugal.

Unfortunately, Kristjan was unable to take his opportunity due to his injury, but fortunately for me, Kristjan arranged for me to take his spot on the team. I grabbed it with two hands and whilst it is always hard settling into a new country, I had some great friends in Joao and the team director, Jose and his wife Carla who went beyond the call of duty to make me feel welcome. Then they started to tease me by playing tricks with the Portuguese language, but now I hold my own and don't let them get away with it! Goes to show you can't do this on your own.

Home FAQs How did you end up in Portugal?