Mitch Docker

Location
Girona, Spain and Andorra
Weight
75kg
Height
180cm
Birthday
02/10/1986
Languages Spoken
English
Aug
24
Last Race
Vuelta a España
Spain
"My role within the team has challenged me not only physically but also mentally. As road captain, I make a commitment to get the best out of myself and my teammates in the races.”

Mitch Docker first pulled on #PinkArgyle in 2018 following six seasons racing for the GreenEDGE outfit, currently called Mitchelton-Scott. The Australian offers experience and expertise in the cobbled classics and the closing kilometers of fast finishes. During his maiden season with the team, he proved a natural at both motivating and providing feedback in pre-race meetings and post-race debriefs and was awarded the 2018 Vuelta a España road captain role. His leadership was a key part of the equation that saw teammates Simon Clarke and Mike Woods snag stage wins at the third Grand Tour of the season.

 

Mitch has two professional victories to his name, was part of ORICA-GreenEDGE’s team time trial victory on the opening stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, and has lent his legs to countless teammate’s victories.

 

Beyond the bike, Mitch is known for his unique sense of style, which currently includes a scrappy mullet and bushy mustache, and a distinctively Australian sense of humor, which is on display in his popular podcast called “Life in the Peloton.”

 

Q&A with Mitch

What animal best describes you?

A dingo

What would you be if you weren't a professional cyclist?

The owner of a small bar

The one thing you can't travel without?

Coffee grinder and coffee beans

What advice do you have for someone traveling abroad?

Book more time than you think you'd need. And don't travel in the middle of summer.

What does "Explore the World" mean to you?

Explore the world means to me going to places you'd never think of going to before, get outside of your comfort zone, check it out, and really explore the world.

What's the first important bike moment of yours that you can remember?

Racing my first bike moment is racing down Brunswick Village in Melbourne not knowing what to do but just having fun racing.

What's your dream vacation?

A small cottage on a small island in Spain, with my family at the time of the year when I'm not so busy.