Stories of Rule 28 sponsored athletes who have had an unusual journey to competing at the highest level

EP.1 An Unsupported Journey To Becoming An Olympian | Jean Spies

Jean Spies has been a Rule 28 athlete since our infancy. A self funded athlete hailing from Johannesburg now competing at the highest level of track cycling, Jean has represented his country on the world stage at the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

EP.2 Road To Gravel | Ryan Christensen

After the UCI Pro Team he’d been riding for folded at the end of 2023, Ryan Christensen wasn’t prepared to let his pro cycling career slip through his fingers. The kiwi has thrown himself into Privateer life, returning to pro racing with a handful of personal sponsors and an ambition to make a name for himself in the gravel scene. This season sees Ryan tackle a busy race calendar, darting between countries and chasing results on and off the tarmac.