Jai
Hindley

Residence
Girona, Spain
Age
22
Nickname
Jai
Height
175cm
Twitter
@JaiHindley
Hobbies
Eating
Favourite food
Bunnings snags
Favourite TV show
The Simpsons
Favourite holiday destination
Margaret River
Favourite race
GP Capodarco

 

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 Santos Tour Down Under Youth Classification
10 National Championships Australia Road Race
13 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4
18 Santos Tour Down Under
20 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6
28 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
30 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3
39 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 5
48 Strade Bianche
51 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2
2018
3 Tour of Slovenia Youth Classification
5 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6
6 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 3
7 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 1
7 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
9 Tour of Slovenia Mountains Classification
9 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 2
9 Hammer Sportzone Limburg
9 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 17
10 Itzulia Basque Country Youth Classification
2017
1 Tour of Fuzhou
1 Herald Sun Tour Youth Classification
1 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica
1 Tour of Fuzhou Stage 4
1 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica Team Time Trial
1 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica Mountains Classification
1 Giro Ciclistico d'Italia Stage 7
2 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica Stage 1b
2 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Youth Classification
2 Herald Sun Tour Stage 1