Having had Type 1 since the age of three, it has taught me resilience, perseverance, adaptability and many other qualities that I hold myself to today.
Stepping up to Team Novo Nordisk’s men’s ProTour team for 2021, New Zealander Hamish Beadle brings youth, speed, and great familiarity after coming through the ranks of the Team Novo Nordisk development pipeline over the last six years.
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.