Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Australia has announced its sponsorship of a development squad of young Australian cyclists set up by Adelaide-born Olympic Gold Medalist and world renowned rider Stuart O'Grady. CSC will fund equipment, training and development work for the new outfit, which will be called CSC Team O'Grady. The team is set up by O'Grady, with his manager Max Stevens and personal coach Leigh Bryan.
Stevens said working with CSC was a huge breakthrough and believed that over time, Team O'Grady will provide a talent pool for Team CSC in Europe. "We are currently focused on South Australia and our next stage is to go to NSW and Victoria, where we will be handpicking talented cyclists," said Stevens. "Over the long term we would like to grow CSC Team O'Grady into a squad of 25 talented young cyclists who are likely to do very well for Australia on the national and international stage."
He nominated Bianca Rogers, 18, from SA as a rising young star who has the talent to dominate women's cycling. The current scholarship holders in CSC Team O'Grady are Reuben Menaud-Young, Rohan Dennis, Carlee Taylor and Christos Winter.