Jimmy Whelan

Girona, Spain
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Last Race
Japan Cup Cycle Road Race
"Cycling allows you to travel all over the world and meet some really interesting people. For me, that’s probably the biggest appeal, you can find like-minded people to share this journey with – the travel, the competition, the goals. It’s a pretty cool lifestyle, and it’s something I’m definitely looking forward to.

Q&A with Jimmy

Best day on the bike?

Stelvio on my 21st Birthday last year with the Australian national team

Favorite city?

I have begun to appreciate Melbourne (my hometown) as one of the great cities to live in. I also love Barcelona. With all the new places I'll race this year, I am sure I will have a different answer by the end of the season.

Dream vacation?

Home! With all the time I spend away from home, I'm happy to spend any vacation time at home.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a cyclist?

An urban planner. I'm in my final studies.

Top travel tip?

Do not plan too much! Leave time to explore spontaneously.