Graeme Brown gave up his nine year long association with Belkin Pro Cycling Team/Rabobank by signing a deal with Drapac Cycling Team for the 2015 cycling season.
Brown is a very essential addition to the team because it is planning to join team Orica-GreenEdge to participate in the Tour de France 2015.
The Australian professional cyclist has won stage races in Tour Down Under for about three times and he has also participated in the grand tours like Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia in the past.
In the track races at the Olympics 2004, Brown was able to win 2 gold medals. He is considered to be one of the world-class sprinters in the cycling world.
According to an official team statement, Brown said that after racing for about thirteen years in Europe, he is really excited that he is getting a chance to work with an Australian cycling team. Brown is eager to get trained efficiently with his new team and share his experiences with his young teammates.
Brown is also highly impressed by the transition programs that are arranged by Michael Drapac (team sponsor) in order to help riders who retire from professional cycling.
Jonathan Breekveldt (Drapac’s team manager) is of the opinion that by allowing Graeme Brown to join Drapac and by enhancing the overall quality of the team’s program, Drapac is going to achieve much more in the coming year. A total of seventeen wins were recorded by Drapac this year. Out of the seventeen wins, eight were won by Wouter Wippert alone.
The first race in which Graeme Brown is going to participate as a member of Drapac Cycling Team is the Australian National Championships. The championships are schedule for the 7th of January to 11th of January, 2015.
One more new addition to the Drapac Cycling Team along with Graeme Brown is Cameron Peterson.