Bewley boosts ORICA-SCOTT’s engine room for another season

Tue 15 Aug 2017

ORICA-SCOTT are pleased to announce the re-signing of New Zealand powerhouse Sam Bewley.

The 30-year-old Kiwi has spent the past six seasons with the Australian outfit and has continued to develop each year as a versatile, selfless domestique. 

Bewley has enjoyed being in a team that has gone from strength to strength and is grateful to be a part of the special journey. 

“It means a lot to continue with this team as it continues to grow into a real force across the board now,” said Bewley. “I have been with the team since 2012 and I have grown along with this whole organisation.”

“To remain with ORICA-SCOTT and be a part of the momentum we have is something special.” 

Bewley is excited at the prospect of being in the Australian outfit as they strive towards the next main goal of achieving their first grand tour victory.

“I want to continue to be get better and better in the role I have grown into so I can play an important part in the results this team will achieve in the future,” Bewley continued. “I want to be part of our first grand tour victory, and hopefully more after that.”

Sport director Matt White sees the importance and value of having a rider like Bewley in the squad, as a loyal and dedicated team player. 

“We have had Sam since the start and we continue to see his commitment to the team’s goals,” White said. “Everyone needs workers and Sam is a guy that gets in, gets his hands dirty and lays it on the line when it’s required.”

“Every team needs guys that are 100% selfless to their teammates and their leaders and Sam certainly ticks that box for us.”

Sam Bewley

Date of Birth: 22nd July 1987 (30)
Place of Birth: Rotorua, New Zealand
Turned Pro: 2010

Key results:

-       1st 2015 Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 (TTT) 
-       3rd 2014 Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       1st 2012 New Zealand Cycle Classic – Stage 3
-       3rd 2012 UCI Road Cycling World Championships – Team Time Trial

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