The Underwood Brothers are familiar faces to the Adelaide racing scene. You’ll see their name on just about every start list that involves two wheels. Liam (14yrs) and Ryan (12yrs) race across track, road, gravel, XC mountain bike and gravel. At such young ages, they certainly have lots of racing experience under the legs thus far and are looking to be some great talents for the future.
We asked the boys a few questions to learn more about them as riders and their inspirations.
When did the boys start racing?
The boys started racing BMX when they were 7 and 5. Just a few years later they started their first road race aged 10 and 8.
What’s their favourite discipline?
Liam: Road because there are so many possible outcomes to a race and plenty of options to go and explore in training.
Ryan: Road because the Adelaide Hills is one of the best places in the world to ride! And you can ride with your mates.
Liam: Flanders because there is cobbles and hills.
Ryan: Parix Roubaix because it is such a hard race and finishes on the velodrome.
Liam: Mathieu van der Poel because he races just about every discipline, and I love his aggressive riding style.
Ryan: Alex Manly because she races track and road for the Australian Cycling Team and is friendly!
Thanks @Rideadelaide for the photos
If you see the Underwood Brothers out riding or racing, be sure to give them a big cheer and a wave.