Zak Dempster

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Zak Dempster
Zak Dempster, 2013 Peoples Choice Classic (cropped).jpg
Dempster at the 2013 Down Under Classic
Personal information
Full name Zakkari Dempster
Born (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 27)
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team Bora-Argon 18
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter/Classics rider (road)
Endurance (track)
Professional team(s)
2006 Drapac-Porsche
2007–2008 SouthAustralia.com – AIS
2009 Drapac-Porsche Cycling
2010–2011 Rapha Condor-Sharp
From 1 Aug 2011 HTC-Highroad (stagiaire)
2012 Endura Racing
2013– NetApp-Endura
Infobox last updated on
1 February 2014

Zakkari Dempster (born 27 September 1987) is an Australian professional racing cyclist currently racing for UCI Professional Continental Bora-Argon 18.[1] He was selected by the team as part of its squad for the 2014 Tour de France finishing the race in 151st position on the General Classification. Outside of cycling Dempster worked part-time as a fitness coach with Australian rules football team Carlton Football Club during the southern hemisphere summer between 2010 and 2013.[2] Dempster has also been selected to ride the 2015 Tour de France beginning in Utrecht on July 4th.

Career highlights[edit]

2003
3rd National Novice Team Pursuit Championships
3rd National Novice Time Trial Championships
2004
Commonwealth Youth Games
1st Individual pursuit
1st Scratch
2nd Points race
1st National Junior Team Pursuit Championships
3rd National Team Pursuit Championships
2005
National Junior Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Points race
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Madison
2nd U19 National Road Time Trial Series
3rd World Junior Team Pursuit Championships
2006
1st Bendigo Madison (with Mitchell Docker)[3]
2nd National Team Pursuit Championships
3rd Points Race, Oceania Track Championships
3rd Oceania Time Trial Championships
2007
Oceania Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Scratch
2nd Points race
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
National Track Championships
1st Scratch
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
3rd Points race
1st Overall, Gippsland Tour
1st Stage 5
3rd Team Pursuit, World Cup, Round 1 – Sydney
2008
1st Stage 1, Tour of Japan
1st Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic[4]
3rd National Individual Pursuit Championships
2009
1st Team Pursuit, Oceania Championships
2011
1st Stage 1, Ronde de l'Oise
1st Overall Tour Doon Hame[5]
2012
1st Stage 2, Czech Cycling Tour
2013
6th, RideLondon-Surrey Classic
2014
1st Stage 1, Bay Classic Series[6]
9th Australian National Road Race Championships[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team NetApp-Endura (TNE) - GER". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Homfray, Reece (27 June 2014). "Zak Dempster, 27, to become Australia’s latest Tour de France debutant". PerthNow. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Clarke, Les. "Dempster and Docker dynamite in Bendigo". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Morris, Rod. "Dempster takes another big win". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dempster wins Tour DoonHame 2011". Cycling Weekly. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Edmund, Sam (2 January 2014). "Dempster wins Bay Cycling Classic stage". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (11 January 2014). "Cycling Australia Road National Championships 2014: Gerrans takes top step on dream podium". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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