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Michael Storer – On Moving from DSM to FDJ

“Overall the French approach empowers the athlete and team to be the best they can, rather than only empowering the support staff and limiting the riders’ involvement in the process.”

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It’s not often we have a World Tour rider training and racing in Scotland; but in Australian, Michael Storer that’s exactly what we had in 2018 when the 2021 Vuelta double stage winner and King of the Mountains rode and won races like the John Gordon Memorial and Drummond Trophy here in Auld Scotia.

The then Team DSM and now Groupama FDJ professional spent time with his girlfriend in Glasgow, who was studying at Glasgow University.  

One of his training partners during his Scottish sojourn was roadman, Alex MacRae – runs up into the Campsies and along Loch Lomond side. 

Alex is a friend of VeloVeritas amigo, Harry Tweed and it was Harry who suggested we hook up with Michael and duly connected us with the 25 years-old from Sydney.

The Aussie has come a long way since he won the Australian Novices Time Trial Championship in 2013 to where he’s now a Grand Tour double stage winner with his first Tour de France ride on the horizon. 

His Tour preparation suffered a bit of a ‘blip’ in recent weeks when a fever prevented him from starting Stage One of the Tour of Romandie but he