From the infamous Southland region where they redefine tough, Liam comes to the team after strong performances in the Tour of Southland and promising results in the national championships.
Two time winner of the Grafton to Inverell Classic the former rower has his eyes on the prize. Sean's recent bronze medal in the time trial behind BMC powerhouses Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte showed he's on the right track.
Junior World Champ on the track in the Madison and Points race and now a member of the NZ World Champion Team Pursuit Squad! Nice bloke who is looking to perform on the road and represent NZ at the olympics
The new Ox! Cam's a gentle quiet sort of a bloke until you put him on a bike. A member of the NZ track team he's also raced in Europe and will be one of the top sprinters on this years team .
Another junior world champion Luke has got some serious speed and will look to combine a road program with his national track duties.
Robbie comes to the team for 2016 from Drapac. Usually it's the otherway around but we've wanted him for a while as we thought he'd be a great fit and we know what he can do.
One of the new young guns on the team. Oscar can climb but his forte is in the chrono. He's disciplined and incredibly focussed.
Pat comes from the defunct African Wildlife Team. A climber of great promise with a great head for tactics. Will share captaining duties with Pat Shaw. We think he can do great things.
After a relatively quiet 2015 by AJ's standards he's started 2016 with renewed enthusiasm. He can climb and sprint and will win a bag of races this season
Neil Van Der Ploeg
Big Neil can do a bit of everything. A rider cast in the die of a true classics rouleur that packs a devastating sprint finish. His catch cry Spread the curls, get the girls hasn't worked yet but he lives in hope.
Coops is the quintessential kiwi powerhouse. Give him an inch and he takes a mile! The guy can climb and TT, a past NZ road champion Joe is looking as dangerous as ever.
Sam comes after a solid season with Charter Mason. He can climb well and has a great turn of speed.
Runner up in the recent New Zealand Cycle Classic to teammate Ben O'Conner Mark is well and truly entrenched in the team. A journeyman of sorts his easy going nature belies his fierce competitive streak.
El Capitano rides again! The consumate professional and team man Pat is in career best form after picking up a class victory in the Bay Series Port Arlington round. He's as quick with his tongue as he is through the corners and will sniff out the winning break more often than not!
Another Kiwi from the deep south. We love these guys, tough as nails and fearless. Matt impressed us in Southland with his constant breakaways.
The big unit that can time trial and ride the front all day.
Now a two time national champion on the road. Hamo took out the U23 road title this year after a ding dong battle in Ballarat. The boy is coming on in leaps and bounds and will concentrate all his energies on the road for 2016
Some say he's a cycling savant. An uncanny ability to read a race and foil the competition he's probably as driven to succeed as the riders are.
Still wonders how he got dragged into all of this. Loves riding his bike and being active whilst getting away to the occasional race
Neil escaped from South Africa in the hold of a ship in a desperate bid to escape the clutches of an over zealous drug lord and found himself in Australia, we gave him a job.
You wouldn't know it but Fenz is bloody smart! His obsession for numbers and meticulous approach to training has given the team a world's best performance system
Steve is one of the good things that came out of the demise of the African Wildlife Team. A triathlete in a previous life Steve ran a good operation and thinks the same as us so it was an easy decision to get him on board
It's fair to say the old boy has been around the traps. Often heard saying - Been around the bikes for as long as I care to remember! Everyone knows Nunny and he's a handy bloke to have at a race!
He used to be hardcore but steady employment and a penchant for the finer things in life have produced a more level individual. Dividing his time between manicures and photo shoots he still finds time to don the pointy boots and leather jacket to look after the bikes
Maddie is a qualified Physio who probably has better things to do but has been dragged kicking and screaming by boyfriend Vandy. She's a very calming influence and doesn't get fazed by much evidenced by the fact she puts up with Neil!