“He waka eke noa. We’re all in this together.” Whakataukī (Māori proverb)
New Zealander Hamish Beadle started the 2022 season with career best results in Turkey, performing well at both the Tour of Antalya and the Tour of Turkey setting the tone for the kiwi’s most consistent season to date. Back in 2023 Beadle is aiming for more improvement and to continue riding the progressive arc of development.
2021 marked Beadle’s first full professional season after coming through the ranks of the Team Novo Nordisk development pipeline from junior to devo team and finally the pro’s. Appearances at the Tour de la Mirabelle, Tour of South Boheme and the CRO-Race furthered the 23-year-olds development.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at only three years of age, Beadle doesn’t remember life without the condition. He grew up in an active family with one older brother. Both his father and brother raced bikes, so Beadle was motivated to follow in their footsteps. By age eight, he was already competing. As a junior in New Zealand, Beadle earned rankings on both the national and international track levels. Additionally, he and his teammates set the New Zealand national record in the U17 team pursuit and U19 team sprint.
Beadle attended one of Team Novo Nordisk’s summer Talent ID camps and decided to switch disciplines from the track to the road. In 2018, he gained significant experience and earned some promising results, which he carried into 2019 with fifth on stage three of the GP Cycliste de Saguenay and ninth in the youth classification at the Joe Martin Stage Race.
Off the bike, Beadle loves being outdoors whether it is surfing, tramping, or mountain biking and also enjoys art, reading, music, and spending time with friends and family.