AT 24 years, Lucas Hamilton (Mitchelton-Scott) continued his progression this year with good performances including his victory over Tirreno-Adriatico. The Australian climber will have his card to play in 2021 on stage races with the start ofAdam Yates. He remains very ambitious for next season. “The Tour de France and the Olympics will be very important for me in 2021. I try to take on more responsibility, the team supports me. It allows me to have more confidence. I would like to have a place in the Tour team next year, that will be the main objective of my 2021 season“, explains the Australian to PerthNow.
Video – Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 – Lucas Hamilton winner of a stage
The Australian in the footsteps of Jai Hindley?
Lucas Hamilton is part of the new Australian generation ready to triumph over the Grand Tours. This season, the Arabat native saw his compatriot Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) perform on the Tour of Italy. A source of inspiration for the 24 year old runner. “Personally, cwas quite difficult to watch since I had high expectations on the Giro [l’équipe Mitchelton-Scott a dû quitter l’épreuve italienne après plusieurs cas de COVID-19 dans la formation, ndlr]. I’ve been running for a long time against guys like Jai or Tao (Geoghegan Hart). This means that I can achieve a comparable level of performance“, he concludes.