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.
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.
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.