Topgear Racing Team
“Our goal is to help every day athlete’s realize their amazing potential”
Celine Hepworth – Triathlon – Road – Duathlon
8 time Ironman finisher [PB 9:49 @Foster Ironman]
Celine won her age group at the 2014 Australian Duathlon title in Adelaide and is now pumped for the world titles in 2015 in Adelaide. Ed note, Celine won her age group at the World Champs and finished 9th over all , beating girls half her age.
CareerHighlights: 8 Time Ironman finisher, World Duathlon Champion[ age Group 1994 and 2015], Australian Cycling Time Trial Champion [ Age Groupe]
Current Bike; Specialized Shiv, Specialized Crux, Specialized Amira.
Career highlights; Beating Peter at anyrace![not that hard to do!]
Jo Tan – trIathlon – Duathlon
Jo is our latest ambassador to join the team. She has been doing Triathlons for a short time but has made a big impact with some impressive results locally and overseas. This year Jo qualified for the Australian Age group team to race the World Triathlon Champs in Chicago and finished 3rd in the Sprint distance. Amazing result. We look forward to helping Jo reach her goals for 2016.
Current bike Sworks Amira
Bryce Young – Mountain Bike
Mountain Bike : Bike Sworks Epic and Sworks Stumpjumper HT 29er
Bryce races regularly on the local mountain bike race scene , excelling in enduro format races. Bryce has teamed up with Topgear owner Peter Hepworth to finish the 7 day MTB epic race the Terra Australis twice.
Bryce recently showed his talent by taking out the Surf Coast 6hr MTB enduro at Anglesea. In the process he clocked up 127km .You can check some of Bryce’s race blogs on the following site
2014 saw Bryce take on the best Master’s mtb riders and come away with some podium finishes. 2015 has just wound up and saw Bryce take out the Forrest Festival 3 day race in the Master’s catagory.
Current Bike : Sworks Stumpjumper Hard Tail.
Michael Pratt – Triathlon – Duathlon
Triathlete and Coach: Bike; Specialized Shiv , Specialized Tarmac
Michael has been sponsored by Topgear Cycles for over 10 years and has dominated his age group in Triathlons from local races to overseas triathlons , such as the Alp de Huez Tri .
Michael runs a successful coaching business ASF Triathlon and also runs Training camps in France.
Michael has competed in countless Australian and World titles with the highlight getting a medal at the 2015 World Duathlon title in Adelaide. Check out Michael coaching page here http://www.asftriathlon.com.au/
Angus Crisp – Mountain Bike
“Gus” is Topgear Cycles all rounder , having taken on all forms of cycling , including Ironman Tri’s to Enduro MTb events.
Gus has recently signed on as a Ambassador with Specialized bikes and we look forward to some of his product and race reviews.
Check his latest bike review here http://www.topgearcycles.com/specialized-s-works-epic-carbon-29-sram-by-angus-crisp/
Karina Vittiritti – Multi Sport – Mountain Bike – Triathlon- Cyclocross
Karina has been a supporter of our store for over 10 years and first came to us a triathlete with the Nunawading Triathlon Club. Karina is a mother of two active girls and a athlete who takes on any challenge with passion and determination. Her athletic talent has seen her get into the world of Adventure Racing. Having competed in many multi day events including XPD and Godzone events. A very talanted mountain biker , Karina has picked up many skills such as Kayaking and Rogaining to become a asset on any team. She currently competes with Team Dynamite Racing.
You can read Karina’s latest blog on our website, Redbull Defiance in NZ http://www.topgearcycles.com/redbull-defiance-in-nz-race-report-by-karina/
Mack Clarkson -Triathlon – Duathlon – Mountain Bike
Mack’s been a customer with Topgear Cycles for over 10 years and has shown steady improvement in a range of sports. Mack races Triathlon , Duathlon and Mountain Bikes. He recently combine all these disciplines to race at the Xterra World Champs in Maui where he finished 3rd in his agegroup. Bike , Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Epic.
Virgini Bernard Triathlon – Mountain Bike – Duathlon – Multisport – Cyclocross
Virgini race’s in a range of events from Triathlon , Multi Sport and mountain bikes.Her goal this year is to qualify (Australian team) for the X-Triathlon Worlds Championships to be held in Lake Crackenback in November 2016.
Current Bike – Specialized Epic