More than a ride in a team car

Accepting a generous offer to travel in the United Water - Australia U23 team car driven by team...

Break on through to the other side

Accepting a generous offer to travel in the United Water - Australia U23 team car driven by team manager Paul Brosnan, Cyclingnews got to see the race from another side on the third stage of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under. Anthony Tan enjoyed every minute.

09:10 Adelaide Hilton

Walking down the steps and across the road towards the Tour Village, I was sure my eyes caught a glimpse of Paris Hilton, daughter of the famous family empire that made high-class hotels their forte and which our place of residency this week was eponymously named. Oh well, maybe it was a podium girl...

(note to self: must not get distracted; eyes on the job)

09:12 Tour Village
I'm introduced to Paul Brosnan by the publisher of Cyclingnews, Gerard Knapp. 'Broso', born and bred on the Gold Coast but now based in Launceston, is normally head cycling coach for the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (T.I.S.), a position made vacant after his predecessor, Kevin Tabotta, accepted a position as the Australian national cycling team's high performance manager.

Including myself, there's two others travelling with us, and before I can shout "Shotgun!", Broso pre-empts my thoughts by saying: "Anthony, you can have the front." Yeah.

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