Growing up in the Victorian country town of Ararat, Lucas found a passion for cycling at the age of 12 through the Ararat and Districts cycling club.
After progressing through the junior ranks he was identified as a talented athlete by the Victorian Institute of sport. This kick started his racing career. After many impressive performances as a junior, including a national championship title, it didn’t take long for Lucas to gain selection in his first national team and race the under 19 Worlds Road Race.
After recovering from a knee injury that disrupted his entire 2015 year, Lucas’s bounced back in 2016 with fantastic form at the national under 23 road race. Placing second, Lucas again caught the eyes of selectors securing his place in the Uni SA team to race his first World Tour event.
Lucas’ successful summer earned him a deserving contract in the Under 23 National team where he has spent the first half of the year based in Belgium. Showing his ability to adapt to different styles of racing Lucas placed 3rd at the An Post Ras Tour and 5th in Flèche Ardennaise, while also playing a pivotal support role for his teammates. The second part of Lucas’ season will consist of an altitude camp before racing in Italy and France, which will well suit his climbing ability.
Connecting with Lucas
2014 Highlights (Under 19)
1st National Road Race
2nd National Time Trial
2nd – National Championships Australia U23 – Road Race
3rd – An Post Ras Tour
5th – Flèche Ardennaise