Brett Lancaster – or ‘Bert’ as he’s known – originally comes from Sheparton in Victoria’s North-east. It’s a town we’re guessing is bursting at the seams come Christmas, when all of Brett’s 120+ family members come together to celebrate.
Yep – all 120+. He has 41 first cousins.
That’s a lot of turkey and a lot of goodwill and support from back home when he heads off to race overseas, we’re guessing.
We touch base to find out more about one of the team’s longest-serving leaders, known for his big engine in leadout trains and team time trials in particular.
Brett’s Recent Results:
1st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 (TTT)
2nd Tour de Romandie - Stage 1 (TTT)
19th Giro d'Italia - Stage 10
1st Giro d’Italia – Stage 1 (TTT)
2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championship – TTT
3rd Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
5th Tour de Slovenie – Stage 1 (ITT)
6th Tour de Romandia – Prologue
8th Vuelta Ciclista a La Roija
11th Le Tour de Langkawi – Stage 2
13th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 2
13th Le Tour de Langkawi – Stage 8
14th Tour of Qatar – Stage 3 (ITT)
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2013: - 1st Tour de France – Stage 4 (TTT) - 1st Tour de Slovenie – Points Classification - 1st Tour de Slovenie – Stage 4 - 2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championships – TTT - 2nd Tour de Slovenie – Prologue - 3rd Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 2 - 4th Giro d’Italia – Stage 13 - 5th Giro d’Italia – Stage 12 - 6th Tirreo-Adriatico – Stage 1 (TTT) - 8th Tour of Qatar – Stage 2 (TTT) - 9th Giro d’Italia – Stage 2 (TTT) - 10th Giro d’Italia – Stage 1 - 12th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 5 - 14th Tour du Poitou Charentes – Stage 4 (ITT) - 11th Giro d’Italia – Stage 21