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

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living's Ben Day keeps Yellow Jersey

Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living had the challenge of keeping the other teams in check on the demanding course of Stage 2 of the San Dimas Stage Race, while protecting GC Leader Ben Day’s Yellow Jersey. Stage 2 was a tough road race to control. Trying to contain a carnivorous peloton with witches hats and a double yellow line always dictates that this race is a little sketchy to say the least. The first 4 laps were done at warp speed. Comments from the peloton were that there was no way that Fly V/Successful Living could ride that tempo and still be there at the end. Several breaks escaped the peloton throughout the day, but were eventually reeled back in. The team protected Ben Day, pulling him back into the peloton each lap after the sharp little climb on the course.

Phil Zajicek crashed hard during the stage hitting a cone and a rider on the ground at 35 mph. Phil lost lots of skin, but the wrist that was broken at AToC is OK. It is a great loss to the team as he was riding very well.

In the end, Jelly Belly’s Phil Gaimon took a flyer and held off a hard charging peloton to the line for the victory and picked up the valuable 20 second time bonus with local talents Cody O’Reilly (Bissell) taking 2nd and Iggy Silva (Rock Racing) rounding out the podium for 3rd.

The road race finish put Gaimon just 1 second behind Day in GC going into today's final stage, the Incycle/Cannondale Old Town Grand Prix, located in downtown San Dimas. Last year, Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla lost by just 1 second to Team Ouch’s Cameron Evans on the crit course. Expect a battle royale as the riders and teams go for valuable time bonuses or try to get up the road to gain time and steal the win.

GC results

Pl Name Team Time Behind

1 Day, Ben Team Fly V 3:26:44 @ 00:00

2 Gaimon, Phillip Jelly Belly 3:26:45 @ 00:01

3 Baldwin, Chris Rock Racing 3:26:53 @ 00:09

Can Ben Day and the Fly V boys keep the yellow and win the tour in today’s stage 3 crit? Today is the day to drive to San Dimas and watch the Pro 1 crit in at 3:25pm and support the Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living team!

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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.