Michael
Storer

Residence
Sittard, the Netherlands
Age
21
Twitter
@mjstorer_au
Hobbies
Reading, Netflix, hiking
Favourite food
Lasagna, gelato
Favourite TV show
Breaking Bad
Favourite holiday destination
Wadjemup (Rottnest Island)
Favourite race
Tour de Romandie

 

Another Australian talent riding for Team Sunweb, Michael Storer found his way into cycling through athletics and triathlon, with the influence of his older brother.

The 21-year-old started racing bikes at 12 years old, and immediately loved it.

“It’s a tough endurance sport, but there is a team component, tactics, skills – I can’t think of any other sport that brings them all together like that.”

The time-trialling/climbing specialist now hopes to continue his development with Team Sunweb after a solid season which saw him finish fifth in both the Tour of Slovenia and the Tour de Yorkshire, as well as completing a tough Vuelta a España for the team.

“This is a team that focuses on young guys like me, and really challenges us to improve – that fits in with my mindset. I am trying to work on every aspect to make myself a better cyclist. It’s about doing whatever helps and challenging yourself to improve.

 

Michael Storer | Team Sunweb
Michael Storer | Team Sunweb
Michael Storer | Team Sunweb

“The Vuelta was tough, and I got so much satisfaction from accomplishing something really hard. That’s motivation for sure, as well as passion for the sport.”

His 2016/2017 results caught the attention of the team, finishing third at the Oceania Championships U23 time trial, as well as securing the victory at Gran Premio die Poggiana and seventh overall at the Tour de l’Avenir. He continued to impress during 2017 as he finished third in the Australian U23 time trial championships, fifth at the Herald Sun Tour, second in the Oceania Championships road race and 15th overall at the WorldTour Tour Down Under.

Off the bike, Michael isn’t one to relax easily. He loves to keep his mind busy and the self-confessed introvert loves reading. He also enjoys hiking, swimming, going to the beach and eating gelato.

Results

2019
2 Hammer Stavanger
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Team Time Trial
3 Hammer Stavanger Stage 3
3 Hammer Limburg Stage 3
3 Tour de la Provence Youth Classification
4 Hammer Limburg
5 Hammer Stavanger Stage 1
7 Tour de Romandie Youth Classification
8 Amgen Tour of California Youth Classification
9 Hammer Limburg Stage 1
2018
2 Tour of Slovenia Youth Classification
5 Tour de Yorkshire
5 Tour of Slovenia
6 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 3
6 Tour of Slovenia Stage 4
7 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2
7 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 1
8 Tour of Slovenia Stage 3
9 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 2
9 Hammer Sportzone Limburg
2017
1 An Post Rás Stage 4
1 Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
1 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica Team Time Trial
2 Oceania Continental Championships Road Race
2 An Post Rás Mountains Classification
2 Gran Premio Sportivi di Poggiana Trofeo Bonin Costruzioni-7th Gran premio Pasta Zara
2 Santos Tour Down Under Youth Classification
2 Herald Sun Tour Youth Classification
3 Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc
3 National Championships Australia U23 ITT