Jai
Hindley

Residence
Girona, Spain
Age
22
Nickname
Jai
Twitter
@JaiHindley
Hobbies
Eating
Favourite food
Bunnings snags
Favourite TV show
The Simpsons
Favourite holiday destination
Margaret River
Favourite race
GP Capodarco
Jai Hindley

 

One of the team’s Australian talents, Jai Hindley is a climbing force to be reckoned with.

Previous winner of the Tour of Fuzhou, Jai came to Team Sunweb to continue his development into a future GC threat.

“I want to develop into a stage race leader, and a GC rider. I saw from afar some of the young guys they have produced and developed and it’s good to see – I want to get to that level. It is a good team to nurture young guys – it doesn’t want to run them into the ground like some teams do. They think outside the box and do things differently. The German influence means it’s super organised and structured which is definitely something I need!”

After a strong performance in the Vuelta a España, riding for leader Wilco Kelderman, the 22- year-old starts the 2019 season with real confidence.

“Finishing the Vuelta riding well and feeling strong is my greatest achievement on the bike. I felt good in the last few days in the mountains. I’d been working really hard, so it was nice to be able to ride with the top guys and ride relatively strong, and help the team as much as I could. That’s what motivates me – to be the best I can be on and off the bike – trying to achieve the best results I can.”

Jai describes himself as a typical Australian, laidback and funny, and simply loves the sport of cycling, having raced a mixture of track and road since he was young. At U19 level, he concentrated on the road, and the rest is history.

“It’s such a big part of my life and always has been. I can’t imagine life without it. Even the bad days on the bike, it’s the best job in the world. I get to ride my bike for a living and absolutely love the feeling of competing against others – the buzz of it.”

Off the bike, Jai loves watching films, but ONLY “good movies”. Whiplash is one of his favourites.

Jai Hindley | Team Sunweb
Jai Hindley | Team Sunweb
Jai Hindley | Team Sunweb
Jai Hindley | Team Sunweb

Results

2019
5 Youth Classification Santos Tour Down Under
10 Road Race National Championships Australia
13 Stage 4 Santos Tour Down Under
18 Santos Tour Down Under
20 Stage 6 Santos Tour Down Under
2018
3 Youth Classification Tour of Slovenia
5 Stage 6 Amgen Tour of California
6 Stage 3 Hammer Sportzone Limburg
7 Youth Classification Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta
7 Stage 1 Hammer Sportzone Limburg
2017
1 Tour of Fuzhou
1 Team Time Trial Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica
1 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica
1 Stage 4 Tour of Fuzhou
1 Youth Classification Herald Sun Tour