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Bennelong SwissWellness Cycling Team p/b Cervelo

Bennelong SwissWellness Cycling Team p/b Cervelo
Team information
Founded2000 (2000)
Merged with Mobius BridgeLane to form Team BridgeLane.
StatusUCI Continental
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Andrew Christie-Johnson
Steve Price
Team name history
Genesys Wealth Advisers
Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers
Avanti Racing Team
Avanti IsoWhey Sports
IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness
Bennelong SwissWellness Cycling Team p/b Cervelo

Bennelong SwissWellness Cycling Team p/b Cervelo (UCI team code: IWS) was an Australian UCI Continental cycling team focusing on road bicycle racing. Based in Tasmania since its establishment in 2000, the team's original title sponsor was a Tasmanian restaurant chain, Praties, but Genesys Wealth Advisers, an Australian financial planning network, has taken over this role in 2010.[1] The team was founded by Andrew Christie-Johnson and Steve Price.[2]

In 2014 team was the top ranked team in Australia's National Road Series (NRS).[3] It has competed overseas in the Tour of Qinghai Lake (2.HC), Tour de Taiwan (2.2) and the Herald Sun Tour (2.1).[4][5][6]

The team was invited to compete in the Team Time Trial of the 2013 UCI Road World Championships as the Oceania representative.[7]

For the 2016 season the team secured the sponsorship of sports nutrition company, IsoWhey Sports.[8]

For the 2017 season the team merged with SwissWellness,[9] securing the teams immediate future after Avanti announced they would stop sponsoring the team in October 2016[10]

The 2018 season saw Bennelong Funds Management secure primary naming rights of the team.[11]

Team roster

As at 31 December 2018

Rider Date of birth
 Cameron Bayly (AUS) (1990-10-11)11 October 1990 (aged 28)
 Scott Bowden (AUS) (1995-04-04)4 April 1995 (aged 23)
 Alastair Christie-Johnston (AUS) (1998-03-29)29 March 1998 (aged 20)
 Joseph Cooper (NZL) (1985-12-27)27 December 1985 (aged 33)
 Sam Crome (AUS) (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 25)
 Brendon Davids (RSA) (1993-02-04)4 February 1993 (aged 25)
 Nathan Elliott (AUS) (1990-12-15)15 December 1990 (aged 28)
 Michael Freiberg (AUS) (1990-10-10)10 October 1990 (aged 28)
 Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) (1986-05-13)13 May 1986 (aged 32)
 Chris Harper (AUS) (1994-11-23)23 November 1994 (aged 24)
Rider Date of birth
 Sean Lake (AUS) (1991-12-06)6 December 1991 (aged 27)
 Jason Lea (AUS) (1996-06-26)26 June 1996 (aged 22)
 Alexander Porter (AUS) (1996-05-13)13 May 1996 (aged 22)
 Timothy Roe (AUS) (1989-10-28)28 October 1989 (aged 29)
 Scott Sunderland (AUS) (1988-03-16)16 March 1988 (aged 30)
 Dylan Sunderland (AUS) (1996-02-26)26 February 1996 (aged 22)
 Ayden Toovey (AUS) (1995-11-08)8 November 1995 (aged 23)
 Steele Von Hoff (AUS) (1987-12-31)31 December 1987 (aged 31)
 Tristan Ward (AUS) (1995-08-18)18 August 1995 (aged 23)

Major wins

Stage 2 Tour of Wellington, Richie Porte
Stage 2 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Richie Porte
Stage 4 Tour of Wellington, Joel Pearson
Stage 1 Tour de Taiwan, Will Clarke
Overall Herald Sun Tour, Nathan Haas
Japan Cup, Nathan Haas
Stage 1 New Zealand Cycle Classic, Campbell Flakemore
Stages 1 & 3 Tour de Taiwan, Anthony Giacoppo
Stages 2 & 4 Tour of Borneo, Nathan Earle
Stage 3 Tour of Borneo, Anthony Giacoppo
Prologue Tour de Kumano, Anthony Giacoppo
Stage 1 Herald Sun Tour, Aaron Donnelly
Stage 3 Herald Sun Tour, Nathan Earle
Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic, Nathan Earle
Stage 1 (ITT), Joseph Cooper
Stages 2 & 4, Nathan Earle
Stage 2 Tour de Taiwan, Nathan Earle
Stage 4 Tour of Japan, Ben Dyball
Stage 5 Tour of Japan, Nathan Earle
Stage 2 Jelajah Malaysia, Aaron Donnelly
Stage 4 Jelajah Malaysia, Anthony Giacoppo
Stage 3 New Zealand Cycle Classic, Brenton Jones
Stages 7 & 9 Tour de Singkarak, Brenton Jones
Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic, Taylor Gunman
Prologue, Joseph Cooper
Stage 1, Jason Christie
Stage 4 Herald Sun Tour, Patrick Bevin
The REV Classic, Patrick Bevin
Stage 2 Tour de Taiwan, Patrick Bevin
Prologue & Stage 1 Tour de Kumano, Neil Van der Ploeg
Stage 4 Tour de Korea, Patrick Bevin
Prologue Tour of China I, Neil Van der Ploeg
Tour de Okinawa, Jason Christie
Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic, Ben O'Connor
Stage 4, Ben O'Connor
Overall Tour de Taiwan, Robbie Hucker
Stage 5, Robbie Hucker
Stages 1 & 3 Tour of Japan, Anthony Giacoppo
Stage 8 Tour of Japan, Sam Crome
Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic, Joseph Cooper
Stage 1, Tim Roe
Stage 2, Sam Crome
Stage 1 Tour de Langkawi, Scott Sunderland
Stage 3 Tour de Korea, Scott Sunderland
Prologue & Stage 5 Tour de Hongrie, Scott Sunderland
Stages 3 & 4 (ITT) Tour of China I, Joseph Cooper
Stage 4 Herald Sun Tour, Sam Crome
Stage 4 Tour de Taiwan, Cameron Bayly
Commonwealth Games Road Race, Steele Von Hoff
Young rider classification Tour of Japan, Chris Harper
Stage 4 Tour de Korea, Joseph Cooper
Prologue & Stage 2 Tour of China II, Anthony Giacoppo

World, Continental & National Champions

New Zealand Time Trial, Joseph Cooper
New Zealand Time Trial, Taylor Gunman
Oceania Time Trial, Joseph Cooper
World U23 Time Trial, Campbell Flakemore
New Zealand Road Race, Joseph Cooper
Oceania Time Trial, Sean Lake
Oceania Road Race, Sean Lake
New Zealand Road Race, Joseph Cooper
Oceania Road Race, Chris Harper
Australia Track (Madison), Alexander Porter

National Road Series

Stage 3 Mersey Valley Tour, Nathan Earle
Stage 2 North Western Tour, Anthony Giacoppo
Stage 3 Tour of Gippsland, Anthony Giacoppo
Overall Tour of the Great South Coast, Anthony Giacoppo
Stages 1 & 3, Brenton Jones
Stage 7, Anthony Giacoppo
Stage 9, Campbell Flakemore
Stages 2, 3 & 5 Tour of the Murray River, Anthony Giacoppo
Stages 4 & 14 Tour of the Murray River, Joel Pearson
Stage 9 Tour of the Murray River, Campbell Flakemore
Stage 1 (TTT), Tour of Tasmania
Stage 8, Campbell Flakemore
Overall Woodside Tour de Perth, Joseph Cooper
Stage 2 (ITT), Joseph Cooper
Stage 3, Nathan Earle
Overall Battle on the Border, Jack Haig
Stage 1, Jack Haig
Stage 2, Anthony Giacoppo
Stage 3 (ITT), Joseph Cooper
Overall Tour of Toowoomba, Nathan Earle
Stage 2, Nathan Earle
Stage 3 (TTT)
Overall Santos North West Tour, Nathan Earle
Stage 1 (ITT), Jack Haig
Stage 4, Nathan Earle
Stages 1, 4 & 6 Tour of Gippsland, Anthony Giacoppo
Stages 3, 4 & 5 Tour of the Great South West, Anthony Giacoppo
Overall Tour de Perth, Joseph Cooper
Stage 3, Joseph Cooper
Stage 2 Adelaide Tour, Brenton Jones
Stage 4 Adelaide Tour, Jack Beckinsale
Overall Battle on the Border, Joseph Cooper
Stage 1, Mark O'Brien
Stage 3, Joseph Cooper
Stage 4, Scott Law
Overall Tour of Toowoomba, Jack Haig
Stages 1 & 5, Neil van der Ploeg
Stage 2, Jack Haig
Stage 3, TTT
Stages 1, 3 & 4 Tour of the Murray River, Brenton Jones
Overall Tour of the Great South Coast, Brenton Jones
Stages 3 & 5, Brenton Jones
Stage 1 Tour of Gippsland, Scott Law


  1. ^ "National Road Series Special: The Genesis of Genesys". Bicycling Australia. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Tour of Tasmania hits west". The Advocate. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  3. ^ "A team on the brink: Avanti-IsoWhey Sports' fight for survival". CyclingTips. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  4. ^ "2017 Herald Sun Tour start list". 29 January 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Tour de Taiwan 2015: Stage 2 Results". 23 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Avanti Bikes - Avanti Racing Team Focus on Stage Wins in China". Avanti Bikes. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  7. ^ "UCI announces world championship allocations -". 17 August 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Avanti IsoWhey Sports confirm 2016 roster -". 17 December 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Avanti IsoWhey and SwissWellness merge to create new IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team -". 12 December 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Avanti IsoWhey Sports lose Avanti as co-naming rights sponsor -". 26 October 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Bennelong new naming rights sponsor for IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness -". 23 November 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
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