Familiar faces, the South Australian institute of Sport, are back for the 2019 Series and bring a strong mixture of youth and experience into the elite mens field.
With some of the best names in Australian cycling having come through the mens SASI program including Alex Edmonsdon, Rohan Dennis and Damien Howson, their riders shape the next generation of the professional peloton and will clearly be full of talent.
A key rider for the team will be Joshua Harrison as he looks to use his experience to guide the younger riders through the series. Harrison is one of the few professional track riders from Australian riding for the WSA Pushbikers team having moved up through the SASI ranks. A multiple time national track champion, Harrison clearly has the power to challenge for victory in the many criteriums which shape the series.
SASI boast a strong reputation at the Super Series winning a number of previous editions including a number of overall victories as well as individual races. A number of their young riders have started racing the National Road Series and they’ll look to use their experience from the bigger races to challenge the state wide series. Keep an eye out for riders such as Kael Thomas and Angus Miller both with strong track backgrounds which will serve them well in the fast Victorian Park crits.
Luke Wight and Elliot Murada round out the small but strong squad which will no doubt feature towards the top end of the teams results sheet.
With the team decked out in Cervelo bikes and Kask helmets, they have access to some of the best equipment in the country as well as long term sponsor Callidus who specialise in management services making it as close to a professional setup as possible.