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Rider Profiles

Name: Phil Thuaux

Nationality: Australian

DOB: 9th July '79

Years in Team Cyclingnews.com- Down Under: Second year

Aims for this year: Develop last year's experience into this year's results

When did you start cycling, and why: Mid 1999 to get fit for Skiff sailing World Championships

Biggest inspiration: In Cycling - Brad McGee for his professionalism and good ethics/attitudes

Best experience in racing bikes so far: Being able to live in or travel to entirely different cultures throughout the world.

How's life in Belgium and where do you live? Bit chilly to start with, and no beach, but it's a interesting contrast at times. I live with the other Aussies in the team in Booischot.

Learning Flemish (if English-speaking): A little through our daily experiences, but probably not as fast as if we were living with the natives

Favourite bar if visiting home town: Beer Garden at Terrigal Inn Crowne Plaza (on the beach)

Favourite (Belgian) beer: Still not qualified enough to decide!

Most essential non-cycling piece of equipment: In Europe - Good jacket and laptop. Back Home - Tube of sunscreen

Latest CD you bought - Was it any good: INXS '79 - '97. Not bad at all.


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