Eddy brothers, Patrick and Sam, will join InForm TM Insight MAKE for the 2019 season.
The Bendigo based brothers are coming off the back of a fruitful 2018 season and will look to continue their success in the under 19 category, NRS and VRS with InForm TM Insight MAKE.
Patrick began cycling at the age of ten, and his impressive season in 2018 on both the track and the road captured the attention of Team Manager Pat Lane.
So much so, that Lane and team founder Cameron McKimm took the afternoon off work to drive to Bendigo, have a BBQ and meet the family to lock the brothers in for 2019.
“We put a big emphasis on young talent when selecting riders and after watching Sam and Pat’s performances this year they were an obvious fit with our organisation,” Lane said.
Patrick added some impressive results to his palmares this year including four under 17 national titles. In February’s Junior Track National Championships, he picked up both the points score and team pursuit national titles in Melbourne. The now 16-year-old went on to do the criterium and time trial double at the September Junior Road National Championships held in Bunbury, Western Australia. He was also victorious in the Cycling Australia Junior Road Series and the winner of the Victorian Junior Road Series in 2018.
In the recent Tour of Bright, Patrick won the B Grade time trial in a time that would have seen the high school student place tenth in A Grade.
“I’m excited to join InForm in 2019, especially after their awesome results this year. I can’t wait for the NRS and VRS to start next season and am looking forward to learning as much as possible from the older guys like Nathan Elliott and Raphael Freienstein,” Patrick said.
“I’ll probably look at doing NRS races that fall on weekends and during the school holidays. I usually train after school which leaves me enough time to study in the evenings,” Patrick said when asked about the difficulties of balancing both school and cycling.
The elder of the Eddy brothers Sam, is joining InForm after a season racing the NRS with AMR Renault.
The 17-year-old is heading into his second year in the under 19 category having posted some solid results as a bottom age rider. He finished 2nd at the under 19 Victorian State Road Championships road race and 3rd in the Time Trial behind Carter Turnbull and Rudy Porter
“I can’t wait to get to Buninyong and race alongside my brother,” Sam said.
“I’m super excited to get 2019 underway with InForm and look forward to learning from the experienced guys on the team.”
Lane is confident that InForm is the right environment for the brothers to continue their development and is excited to see them tackle the National Championships in Buninyong.
“I think the structure we’ve put around Pat and Sam with riders like Raphael Freienstein and Nathan Elliott will see them take a big step in their development, and I’m sure we’ll see them at the pointy end of the NRS. They will be ones to watch at the under 19 Nationals in January.”
Benny Jones will also to be joining the team next year to complete our roster of under 19 riders in 2019.
Welcome to InForm TM Insight MAKE for 2019, Patrick, Sam and Benny.