This episode of Kilometre 0 tells the story of Nick Schultz's journey from Australia to the World Tour via France, the Netherlands and Spain.
The 23-year-old is riding his second Vuelta a España for the Spanish Caja Rural team but next year he will step up to Mitchelton-Scott.
As we hear from his future sports director Matt White, Schultz's route to the World Tour and the experience he has gathered on the way may stand him in good stead for what he has in store.
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