A former junior cross-country mountain bike world champion, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Trent Lowe may have pursued a career racing bikes on the dirt. Not so for the talented young Aussie from Melbourne. A break through year in 2005, whilst racing for US domestic team Jittery Joe’s, caught the attention of Discovery Channel sports director Johan Bruyneel. Known for his climbing ability Lowe now dishes out the punishment in the argyle colours of Garmin-Slipstream. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin…..
  1. You can ride with anyone from past or present, who would it be?

    “My Dad.”
  2. Whats the best bike you’ve ever ridden?

    “My old Yeti 575 mountain bike.”
  3. What’s the race you should have won, near misses or just dreaming?

    “Tour of Georgia 2008, 4 seconds from the overall..”
  4. What is the morale boosting item you hope to find in your mussette?

    “Some hot tea when it’s really cold and wet, or those nougat bars.”
  5. Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favourite descent?

    “Col de Porte on the last stage of Paris-Nice, it’s like a Moto GP course.”
  6. You hit shuffle on your I-Pod, what’s the track you hope comes up top of the list?

    “Hopefully a track from London Calling.”
  7. What is your favourite après race beverage?

    “Rarely do I do it but a crisp lager.”
  8. If you weren’t a bike rider, what would you be?

    “A rally car driver if I could.”
  9. What’s your favourite new product?

    “My Bose i-Pod speakers.”
  10. Do you have a golden moment when riding/racing that you look back on with a smile?

    “Racing the Tour of Switzerland.”
  11. And the worst moment?

    “Almost KO-ing myself on a traffic pole whilst on track to get the leaders jersey in Paris-Nice last year.”
  12. Where is your favourite place to ride?

    “Colorado or the Yarra Rangers NP in Victoria.”
  13. What’s your take on the UCI bike weight limit of 6.8kgs Good for the sport or got to go?

    “Mine’s under anyway so whatever!”
  14. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

    “The power of hindsight ahead of time. Does that even make sense?”
  15. Finally, the debate continues, Shimano or Campag?

    “New electronic Shimano is amazing, I haven’t ridden Campag for quite some years”
Thanks for taking the time out for the 15:1 Trent and good luck for 2010!