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Tom Southam – Behind the Wheel in the Drapac Team Car

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Tom Southam
Tom Southam.

The last time we spoke to ex-pro Tom Southam he was Rapha Condor’s press officer – but he’s moved on again and is now the man behind the steering wheel in the Drapac team car.

We recently interviewed the Pro Continental squad’s Sam Spokes after his excellent top five placing in the Australian Road race Championship behind IAM’s Heinrich Haussler; since then the team have been rampant with stage wins in the Tour Down Under and most recently the Jayco Herald Sun Tour courtesy of Wouter Wippert and Will Clarke, respectively.

Tom took time recently to chat to VeloVeritas about his move from word processor to team car.

Are you a full time Honorary Aussie these days?

“I’m a resident, I’ve been a resident for a number of years but obviously I’ve been going backwards and forwards for a lot of that time, my passport is British still, however I wouldn’t mind getting one of th