Kaden Groves, ‘Grovesy’.
What about him?
While racing in Australia and Asia with Saint George Continental team and Mitchelton-Scott’s development squad, he quickly became was one of the most promising sprinting prospects, and landed in the Academy ready to show what he was capable of in the European circuit.
How did he perform?
Kaden took the European scene by storm and proved himself as one of the best sprinters in the category after taking two stage wins in the first two stage races he started in, Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux and Circuit des Ardennes. The individualized training guidance and tailor-made racing program saw the Australian talent improve and grow a lot in a short period of time. In late May he seized his fifth victory of the season after he sprinted to the win in the opening stage of the Ronde de l’Isard.
What was next after the Academy?
Mitchleton-Scott had him under the radar all season long, and once Groves lived up to the expectations they offered him a two-year deal starting with a traineeship at the end of 2019. The Australian talent hit the ground running with the Australian WorldTour squad and in his first race he already scored a Top 10 finish in 1.HC’s Brussels Cycling Classic, against some of the best sprinters in the peloton. Greenedge management decided to offer him a contract already in September, which allowed him to finish the season riding WorldTour’s Tour of Guangxi. The next year, he started with a bang as he took two stage wins in the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. After a solid 2021, Kaden extended for an additional year as he was improving himself by spriting against the best in the world. In 2022 it was announced that he would be joining Alpecin-Deceuninck as the main sprinter of the team for the next two years!