- SASI was Australia’s first state institute and was established in 1982. The cycling program is one of 9 sport programs that is currently run within SASI and is aimed at identifying and developing riders on the track and road. SASI Graduates include the likes of Alex and Annette Edmondson, Rohan Dennis, Jack Bobridge and Anna Meares and is recognized as one of the most successful track development programs in the Southern Hemisphere.
- SASI Director Wes Battams said the team is excited to continue its partnership with such a world leader in its own field.
“We are very proud of the confidence that Callidus has shown in our athletes, our organization and our vision,” said Battams. “SASI Cycling is very much about nurturing and developing our next generation of riders and we are pleased that we can continue to provide our athletes with world class support across the track and road disciplines going forward.”
- “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with this young, progressive and energetic program,” said Friso Bensdorp, Callidus Director. “We have a shared mission with the team to help develop riders at this crucial stage in their pathway and even though our type of business is quite different our approaches are similar with a key priority on attention to detail and pushing the boundaries on performance.
- In August, SASI had 4 riders that represented Australia in Kazakhstan at the Junior World Track Championships; Danielle McKinnirey, Chloe Moran, Rohan Wight and Derek Radzikiewicz and collectively they returned with 4 world titles and a total of 7 medals.
In 2016 the SASI cycling program will target races such as the National U19 and Senior Track Championships, Oceania Track Championships as well as targeted rounds of the National Road Series (NRS) and National U19 and U23 Road Championships.