Who we are

Our team is being co-managed by team directors Steve Hegg & Henk Vogels. Steve, gold medal winner at the 1984 Olympics and Henk, Tour de France rider, each have over 20 years of professional cycling experience.

The team will be based both in Australia and the U.S. racing 40 to 50 races in each country in 2009.

Team Roster
USA - Alessandro Bazzana / Curtis Gunn / Charles Dionne / Micheal Grabinger / Phil Zajicek
Australia - Bernard Sulzberger / David Kemp / Hayden Brooks / Ben Day / Ben King / Jonathan Cantwell

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Are the Planets Aligned for Fly V Austrailia p/b Successful Living in Redlands Today?

Today starts the 25th edition of the Redlands Classic stage race with a 5k time trial. Twenty Five years ago Steve Hegg (Co-Director of Fly V) and 1984 US Olympic team member Thurlow Rogers were part of the winning team for the first edition of Redlands. Thurlow won the event with Steve's & Thurlow's team (Levi's-Raleigh) the winning team event.

With his win last week at San Dimas, Ben Day is expected to be battling it out with Floyd Landis (OUCH p/b Maxxis), Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell), Jeff Louder (BMC), Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefits Strategies) and Chris Baldwin (Rock Racing) for the GC.

On the morning of the TT, Ben Day feels confident, having won the prolog & overall GC in San Dimas. Ben is focused on turning around his last year's Redlands prologue result of a close second to Rory Sutherland.

Team mate, Jono Cantwell is showing his true potential to win the final criterium after wining the last stage at San Dimas last week. The Team demonstrated how strong and committed they are in San Dimas to defend Ben for the 3 days after the TT.

So the planets are aligned. Fly V has the heritage of being part of the first winning team back in 1985 and the momentum to win.

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San Diego Origins of the Team

Fly Vaustralia Presented by Successful Living has its origins right here in San Diego.
Before combining with its counterpart in Australia, Successful Living has be managed by local San Diegian Steve Hegg. This year Successful Living asked for help from North County Cycling Team Swamis to grow the team. The three way partnership of Vaustralia, Successful Living, and Swamis Cycling Club has enabled San Diego to have a local team riding the Tour of California.
Every San Diegian should be following and cheering Fly Vaustralia on Stage 8 of the Tour of California.