Burgh Supported Athletes & Ambassadors

Anya Louw Time Trialing at UCI U23 Road World Championships Innsbruck

ANYA LOUW

U23, TASMANIA

Anya is one hell of a promising young talent. Hailing from Devonport, Anya’s specialties are Time Trials and Bergs, both of which she’s demonstrated her abilities both for her State and Country, recently coming off a racing block in Belgium. Check out her impressive resume below.

  • 1st Oceania Individual Time Trial U19 2018
  • 2nd National Individual Time Trial U23 2019
  • 3rd National Criterium U23 2019
  • Represented AUS at the 2018 World Road Championships
  • Rode for Team AUS at the 2019 Women’s Tour Down Under and 2019 Herald Sun Tour
  • Represented AUS in the UCI BeNe Tour and Erpe-Mere races in Belgium

Tape of Choice: Hieroglyph White

Follow Anya on Instagram at: @anya_louw

Hayden van der Ploeg - Portrait

HAYDEN VAN DER PLOEG

JUNIOR, TASMANIA

Hayden is a young up and coming track and road cyclist from Tassie’s North West coast. Currently the Junior State Champion, Hayden has recently given up all other sporting endeavours to focus soley on cycling. This dedication is shown through his education, where he is studying sport science – focusing on heart rate, so he can gain any little advantage over his competitors. Placing strongly at track and road nationals recently, and taking out a number of Wheel Races in the Christmas Carnivals in 2018, Hayden has set some big goals for the end of 2019 and 2020.

  • Multiple  Track and Road State Champion (TAS)
  • Top 6 Track Nationals (500m)
  • 2nd on G.C. Eildon Tour (Victoria)
  • 5th on G.C. Hunter Vally Tour (NSW)
  • 1st Latrobe & Burnie Wheel Race
  • 13th in Junior Criterium Finals at Road Nationals

Tape of Choice: ‘X’ Stealth

Follow Hayden on Instagram at: @hayden_vanderploeg

Nicole Frain - Portrait of TIS Womens Cyclist

NICOLE FRAIN

Elite, TASMANIA

Nicole started cycling in 2018, with a short background in Triathlons, and one year later found herself signed up to the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Women’s Racing Team to compete in NRS, as well as the High-performance Scholarship with TIS, and Elite Sports Scholarship with Federation University. This is where Nicole also studies a Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition part-time, and juggles a full time job as Product Developer at Bulk Nutrients, to support her cycling endeavours. Nicole has recently returned from Belgium from a summer of cycling, helping her to develop her skills, knowledge and experience in racing.

  • 2nd Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial 2019 Oceania’s
  • 4th Elite Women’s Road Race 2019 Oceania’s
  • Top 10 Elite Women’s Individual Time Trail 2019 Road Nationals
  • 2019 State Road Champ, Elite Women
  • 2nd place VRS Mt Baw Baw Challenge

Tape of Choice: Hex White

Follow Nicole on Instagram at: @_nicolelouise_

Tommy Chapman - Portrait

TOMMY CHAPMAN

Elite, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Tommy has been racing for 6 years, in which he’s won an incredible 3 Junior National Titles. Having competed on the NRS at home in Australia  and abroad in both Europe and the United States, Tommy is now a contracted member of the Focus Attaquer CX Team. His passion is racing, whether that’s a competitive organised race, summer crit, NCXS round or just racing his mates through the city before a brew stop – Tommy lives and breathes bikes.

  • U19 National Cyclocross Title
  • 2 x U23  National Road Title
  • Top 5 Elite National Champs (2018 & 19)
  • Multiple State Road Champion
  • Raced u23 World Championships in Hoogeheide, NED
  • 4 x Raced Elite World Championships

Tape of Choice: Silk Stealth

Follow Tommy on Instagram at: @_tommychapman_

Photo courtesy of Andy Rogers @fameandspear

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