Jake Magee, a thirty year old Australian flat track 250cc champion turned crit racer wants to try his luck in fixed gear crit racing. For several years Jake has been residing and racing in the United States. In order to do so he is on the look-out for a fixed gear crit team that can support him in getting to the races. Currently he is riding on the road for Texas Roadhouse Cycling, in 2016 he was a team mate of Colin Strickland at Elbowz Racing, and the year before that he was a UCI Continental pro cyclist representing the Australian team Charter Mason Giant Racing Team. Last year, he had multiple top-10 results and podium spots (Denver, West-Reading) in one of the highest regarded crits, The US Speed Week. In 2016, he got a 3rd place in the Lucky Pie Criterium and 4 wins in the Austin Driveway Criterium Series. We briefly spoke with Jake to find out more about his ambitions in fixed gear crit racing.
Tell us, when did you hear about fixed gear crits and what are your ambitions in it?
In 2016, when I was team mates with Colin Strickland on a road team. I’m curious to see how I stack up against all the best fixed gear guys. The aim is to be competitive, make the feature race and see what I can do from there. I am looking for a fun relaxed vibe in the pit but a competitive squad who don’t mess around once that flag drops. I spent a few months riding a fixed gear bike as a messenger in Sydney,Australia fresh out of high school.
Why should a team take you onboard?
I am a former Australian national 250cc motorcycle champion, switched to cycling. I had some amount of success racing at the national level in Australia, winning a few local crits, the most notable would have been a Green jersey at the Battle on the border. I spent two years racing with the Giant backed CharterMason squad, we had an amazing two years with a bunch of very talented riders Before coming to the US scene.Ive raced UCI stage races throughout Asia and the US, I’ve podiumed at national level criteriums in the USA Criterium series and had the pleasure of racing alongside some of the most experienced racers over the past 4-5 years. I specialise in doing lead-outs but I can also win the sprint in a break-away.If you think Jake will be a good addition, contact Jake through his social media accounts or email firstname.lastname@example.org