We continue our overview of teams that have registered for the 2018 National Road Series. Here we receive a response to our survey from GPM-Stulz, the team managed by Trent Wilson.

One of the more colourful characters in the Australian domestic racing scene is Trent Wilson. After growing up in a cycling family, spending a few years racing in Europe, and generally enjoying the life that the bike has to offer, the boy from western Sydney has become a man while never leaving the sport behind.

He has been managing the team known as GPM-Stulz for years and, like many on the Australian road cycling scene, commits enormous time and resources into the sport.

Wilson and his line-up are regulars at races all around the nation and, along with many other NRS teams, they will be lining up next month for the opening round of the national series, the Grafton to Inverell.

In March RIDE Media sent a survey to all teams that had registered interest in the 2018 NRS series and we have been publishing their responses as they come in. You can find some already on ridemedia.com.au and, as other teams submit their answers, we’ll continue to publish this series.

We will continue to work with Kipp Kaufmann, manager of the NRS at Cycling Australia, and others associated with the series in an attempt to get a better understanding of the series and the people involved. If you have anything to add, please don’t hesitate to write and/or put a comment on our Facebook page.

 

– Rob

 

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1. Can you please provide a list of riders on your team?

Name Twitter State Club DOB
Edward White @kenn_legend NSW Sydney Velo 7/8/1988
Joel Walsh  NSW Illawarra 2/8/1986
Cameron Roberts @camo_roberts NSW Goulburn 9/10/1994
Aaron Watts @_aaronwatts NSW Grafton 29/12/1990
Cameron Ivory @cam_ivory NSW Hunter District 26/4/1992
Riley Fleming @rileyfleming NSW Goulburn 9/8/1999
Joshua Corcoran @squashyhead99 NSW Bathurst 31/8/1999
Thomas Green @toms_travels NSW North Sydney 15/5/1997
William Hodges @ whodges160 NSW Bathurst 30/4/1997
Craig Hutton @ craig_hutton91 NSW Bathurst 25/10/1991
Harrison Bailey @harrison_bailey96 NSW North Sydney 23/1/1995
Tasman @ tasman_nan VIC Benido & District 23/1/1995
Ben Cross @b_cross NSW Manning Valley 31/11/2000

It was relatively slim pickings for images of GPM-Stulz but the team does get some good exposure during the racing action.

2. Can you please list the staff/management of your team?

  • Trent Wilson @trent_willo_wilson Owner/D.S.
  • Simon Hammond Owner/D.S.
  • Pat Corcoran @patrick_corcoran1 Soigneur/Logistics
  • Michael Cross @crozzie69 Chaperone/ Soigneur
  • Michael Hoynes Mechanic

 

3. Can you please list your title sponsors and what their line of business is?

• GPM: Project and construction management

• Stulz: STULZ is a technology leader, providing resilient and energy efficient cooling solutions and services for mission critical applications to support lives, critical data, our economy and our future.

• Fredon: Electrical, HVAC, Security, Technology

• GPS Projects: Building construction and commercial fit-out specialist

 

4. Can you please list your co-sponsors?

  • SMS Santini
  • BBB
  • Lazer
  • Northwave
  • Science in Sport
  • Reynolds
  • Day Of Difference
  • Wilson Racing
  • Swift Carbon
  • Sinclair Ford
  • Gruppetto cycling tours
  • Jet Black Products
  • Stelf Cycling
  • SRAM Australia

For more team profiles, search: ridemedia + NRS

5. Do you expect that your team will contest all events on the NRS calendar in 2018?

“Yes, at this stage we are expecting to compete in all NRS events in 2018.’

 

6. Can you please list relevant social media links that are associated with your team?

 

 

During the racing, Wilson and his team are quite active with commentary about the action (before, during and after).

7. What is your team’s main motivation for being part of the NRS?

“To expose young riders to a higher level of racing that allows us to develop cyclists and gives them confidence to compete at the highest level.”

 

8. What could be done to improve the NRS?

  • Better media coverage
  • Better value for money for team owners and team sponsor’s
  • More communication with teams
  • More community involvement in events
  • More transparency between CA, stakeholders and team owners

 

9. How many years have you and your team been involved in:

a) Cycling? 30 years

b) The NRS? 10 years

 

10. Miscellaneous

“In 2009 Trent Wilson (‘Willo’) returned to Australia after a very successful professional career in Europe and America.

“On his return Willo saw the need for an elite men’s cycling team based in Sydney. Willo took over the management of the North Sydney based MacDougall and Blake team and thus the start of a very successful NRS team.

“The teams has had a few different name changes during its tenor until 2012 when Willo joined forces with Simon Hammond and the Parramatta cycling team becoming GPM-Stulz.

“GPM has had some very stable sponsors throughout its time including BBB, Lazer, Reynolds Wheels, Stulz, Fredon and GPS projects just to name a few.

“GPM has always been focused on developing your riders from NSW and particularly in the Sydney basin area.”