Thomas Mein

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Thomas Mein
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Mein at the 2020 Cyclo-Cross World Cup in Nommay
Personal information
Full nameThomas Mein
Nickname
  • The Dunston Rocket
  • The Mein Machine
  • Chow
Born (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 22)
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current team
Disciplines
RoleRider
Rider type Rouleur
Amateur teams
2008–2009Hetton Hawks CC
2010–2014MTS Cycle Sport
2014–2018Derwentside CC
2018Hope Factory Racing
Professional teams
2018–2019 Tarteletto–Isorex (cyclo-cross)
2020–Tormans CX Team (cyclo-cross)
2020– Canyon dhb p/b Soreen (road) [1]
Medal record
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Men's cyclo-cross
European Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2020 ’s-HertogenboschUnder–23 race

Thomas Mein (born 12 January 1999 [2] ) is a British cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Canyon dhb SunGod in road racing, [3] and UCI Cyclo-cross Team Tormans in cyclo-cross. [4] His most notable achievement is winning the under-23 men's race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tábor, Czech Republic in November 2019.

Contents

Career

Junior career

Mein started out his career with the amateur cycling teams Hetton Hawks CC [5] and Derwentside CC. [6] One of Mein's major races was the Koppenbergcross [7] of November 2016, when Mein was only seventeen-years old; Mein was up against a pack of experienced Belgian and Dutch riders, and compatriot Tom Pidcock. Due to these factors, Mein was considered the underdog, and not expected to have a podium finish. However, Mein rode a smart race, and finished in first position. [8]

Tarteletto–Isorex

In 2018, Mein joined the Belgian cyclo-cross team Tarteletto–Isorex. After doing so, Mein's career turned professional and as he began to rise to the podium more and more, Mein had his eyes set on the 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup which he had missed out on first-place during November 2018. [9]

In November 2019, Mein claimed his first win at a UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race in Tábor, Czech Republic. Mein timed his attack perfectly with an eleven-second lead over Swiss rider Kevin Kuhn. To add on to Mein's accomplishments, throughout this season and previous seasons Mein has generally finished within the top-twenty echelon of racers. [10]

Mein has also claimed several other podium finishes throughout previous seasons, including the National Trophy Series in Derby, the British National Cyclo-cross Championships at Cyclopark in Gravesend, and the DVV Trofee in Niel, Belgium. [11]

Tormans CX Team and Canyon DHB

On 28 January 2020, Mein announced on social media that he would be joining Tormans XC Team in cyclo-cross. [12] [13] On 5 March 2020, Mein joined British UCI Continental team Canyon dhb p/b Soreen for the 2020 road season. [14] As of winning the UEC European Under-23 Championships in 2020, Mein won the first international medal for his Tormans CX Team.

Major results

Road

2019 2021
National Circuit Series National Circuit Series
2nd Newcastle 3rd Ilkley

Cyclo-cross

2016–2017
Junior DVV Trophy
1st Koppenbergcross
Junior National Trophy Series
2nd Derby [15]
3rd Houghton-Le-Spring
2018–2019
National Trophy Series
2nd Derby [16]
Under–23 DVV Trophy
3rd Jaarmarktcross Niel
3rd National Championships
2019–2020
National Trophy Series
1st Derby [17]
UCI Under–23 World Cup
1st Cyklokros Tábor [10] [17]
3rd Grand Prix Nommay [18]
Under–23 DVV Trophy
3rd Azencross
2020–2021
UCI Under–23 World Cup
1st Cyklokros Tábor
2nd Silver medal europe.svg UEC European Under-23 Championships

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