Cycling hero Brown has reportedly signed up with Australian riding squad Drapac of late. He was previously one of the most notable members from the leading European cycling squads.
The riding veteran is surely a significant name for the rising Aussie team and it’s a huge step for him as well since his recent joining signified his prolonged 13 years of tie up with his previous Euro squads. He always had this long-term idea to run with Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE in Tour France.
The 35-year-old cycling icon is a 3-trime stage champ at Down Under Tour. His illustrious cycling career also boats 9 Grand Tour racing starts in Giro Italia & Vuelta Espana. The man has won 2 gold medals at Athens Olympics 2004. He originally became famous as one of the best of world-class sprinters.
Undoubtedly one of the most revered figurines of world cycling of all times, Brown had stirred controversy at times while he crossed daggers with eminent sprint rivals like Robbie McEwen. Brown joined up with Italian squad Panaria-Fiordo in the year 2002 & later on shifted to Dutch major Rabobank in the year 2006. A couple of years later, the man again shifted to Belkin. In recent times, Brown was a main leadout cyclist for the other sprinters in Belkin and Rabobank & he would play the same role in his new team.
“Post thirteen years of racing for the European teams, I am actually excited to commence a completely novel chapter with new squad”, remarked the veteran rider after the formal announcement of his new sign-up.
“Coming back & racing here (Australia) for some Aussie squad is something which I have always wished for & this great opportunity has arrived at just the ideal time. I am very much up to have great sprint & share the very experience with the young riders.”