Data#3 Symantec Racing?are pleased to announce the major signing of Jack Anderson to the roles of Sports Director and Race Captain for season 2015! Coming off a year of racing at Pro Continental level with DRAPAC Professional Cycling, 27 year old Jack brings more than just experience to an otherwise young and hungry team, as he enters his prime years on the bike! ?I?m really looking towards the next phase of my cycling career,? says Jack. ?I?ve come off a big year with DRAPAC and feel like I can still contribute a lot and win some major races, but I?m also at the point where I really want to look forward and map out how I can continue to be a part of the sport of cycling and invest time into the next generation of cycling talent. Jack continued, ?I?ve known and raced against the young guys at Data#3 Symantec for quite a few years. We?re mostly from the same area and I?ve always been impressed with their team presence from the Elite guys through to Masters and Women. Culturally I see a great connection between the teams? sponsors, riders, and management. This role is a great opportunity for me to take on more of a managerial role and I?m really looking forward to being able to use my experience to help develop some amazing young talent.? With a steady year in 2014 that saw some their best results yet ? including their first National Road Series win – Data#3 Symantec Racing look forward to laying the foundations for a progressive step up in 2015. “While we?ve been focused on domestic racing the past few years, we are interested in Asian racing. With that, we?re happy to announce that we will be submitting our application for a UCI Continental License for 2015. We see this license will allow the team to request invitations to select Oceania and Asian races and continue to develop our younger riders from local competition right through to an elite international level. With the recent announcement of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race adding to the UCI calendar in Oceania, it gives greater impetus for exposure to our loyal sponsors and also the best opportunity for our developing riders to demonstrate their talent in front of World Tour and Professional Continental teams. Of course, acquiring the license is only one side of the coin, and without the right team structure and support in place, it simply wouldn?t be achievable. With this in mind, we?ve spent the past few months sourcing the best possible help to allow us not only compete at a Conti Level, but achieve results. We?re thrilled to welcome to new signings to the team that bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that simply cannot be bought.” Peter Richards (from Teco Training and coach to some of the nation?s best riders) will fulfill the role of Performance Director with the team. Not to be confused as a coach, Peter will work in harmony with the riders? current coaches and simply bring a more scientific approach to the management of each riders current and future form for team objectives. ?My goal is to be somewhat of a guiding light for the team,? said Peter. ?They each have their individual coaches and goals, but I?ll help to monitor these and allow them to achieve them throughout the year, whilst playing crucial roles within the team. We?re taking a big step forward as far as racing goes, so we need to give these guys the best possible chance to succeed.? These signings are a huge step in the right direction for the team as the team prepare for the 2015 season. With plenty of news still to come, things are looking exciting for the Data#3 Symantec team. Stay tuned! The team will see its first showing at the 12 stage Tour of Poyang Lake (China) in October, along with the team?s favourite race ? Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic – then rounding out the season proper with Noosa Criterium and Tour of Southland (NZ).