Fairbrother sponsors Olympic cyclist Scott Bowden

03-Oct-2017
Company supports world-class athletes.


Fairbrother Chairman Royce Fairbrother and Fairbrother Foundation Chairwoman Gaye Rutherford with Olympic cyclist Scott Bowden.

 

Continuing its long history of helping some of Tasmania’s best athletes chase their dreams, Fairbrother is supporting Olympian Scott Bowden’s quest to become a professional cyclist.

The multi-talented cyclist joins fellow Olympian Amy Cure as the current world-class athletes receiving support from the Tasmanian construction company.

Fairbrother Chairman Royce Fairbrother said the company was proud to be in a position to support Tasmanian athletes.

“At Fairbrother we are proud of our long history of supporting Tasmanian youth to pursue their goals,” Mr Fairbrother said.

“We believe Scott has a bright future ahead, and we are delighted to partner with him through to the Tokyo Olympic Games – I’ve told him I’ll be there personally to cheer him over the finish line,” the avid cycling fan said.

The current Under 23 Cross Country Mountain Bike National Champion, Bowden was selected to race at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the Cross Country Mountain Bike event, where he placed 36th.

In recognition of his versatility, he was also asked to also compete in the road race at Rio, supporting fellow Tasmanian Richie Porte for the first 160km.

With a raft of goals set, including success at the Elite Road Nationals in January and one day racing in the Tour De France, Bowden said the support he receives from Fairbrother is vital in this early stage of his career.

"For me partnering with Fairbrother, a Tasmanian company and one that supported me early on as a triathlete, is a great honour and I look forward to representing them,” Bowden said.

“Their support allows me to continue to focus on training and racing at my very best level while chasing my goals to become a professional cyclist."