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Tom is 23 years old from Fleet, Hampshire and is a Freestyle Mountainbike rider. Last year finishing 6th overall at the FMB World Tour, 4th AM Europe and 2nd Pro National Rankings. Aiming to better those for 2017, and to travel the world to get to more competitions! Enjoys doing shows like Goodwood Festival of Speed and Isle of Man TT which he's attended the last few years! Follow Tom on Instagram @tom_ren and Facebook to follow his story.
A new athlete who has joined us for 2017 is Rosie Brown. Rosie only started riding in the winter of 2014 and has seen some impressive results in multiple disciplines. In only her second season of competitive racing Rosie came an impressive 17th at the ’Hadleigh Park International’ race against the world’s best. At just 24 Rosie has a bright future ahead of her and we are glad to be with her on this journey.
Tom won Gold in the 2016 Olympic Games as part of the men’s eight. He won Bronze in the 2012 London Olympic Games in the same event. He followed his Olympic success with 2 Gold medals in the World Championships in 2013 in South Korea and 2014 in The Netherlands. In 2015 Tom spent his first season in the men’s four and successfully defended Team GB’s European Title at the European Championships in Poznan Poland. Tom has returned to the men’s eight for the 2017 season and will be racing in Poznan, at Henley Royal Regatta, in Lucerne, before heading to the World Championships in America.
2018 so far! Yorkshire was the catalyst. It was a dream situation from a team point of view. The lads rode exceptionally well all the way through the race and we have kept the momentum going from that. We were basically on the road all month. I think we' re back at the service course for a total of three days! So it has almost served as our camp. We ran two calendars, with the guys at the Rás in Ireland as well. Throw Lincoln in the middle there, along with some Dutch races, and a lot of racing happened in May. For us, winning a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and winning the Tour Series was amazing. Most teams would dream of those in a lifetime and we did it in a month. That's decent!
'Hurricane Hannah' propelled herself to Olympic glory in 2012 winning two-gold medals in the T34 100m and 200m in London. In 2013 she continued her success with a double World championship win, breaking seven world records in two years. Hannah was nominated for The 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, an amazing achievement for a 21-year old track athlete in a non Olympic year. In 2015 Hannah won three-gold medals in the World Championships in Doha. Shortly after birth, Hannah suffered two cardiac arrests causing her to develop brain damage which affects her legs and hips. We are proud to work with a prestigious athlete on her 'Road to Rio 2016' we are sure Hannah will continue breaking records.
A new athlete for 2017 is Nicola Welham. Nicola has qualified for the World Sprint Duathlon Championships in Canada 2017 to represent Team GB. All of her training and races were done in the face of adversity having only taken up the sport seriously 18 months ago. We are pleased to support Nicola on her journey to Canada.
Team Powerhouse Sport
The team is a new junior men’s racings team launched in Belfast with an ambitious programme of racing in the UK and Europe part of their plans for 2017. The team hosts some of Ireland’s best juniors including Xeno Young who rode for the Irish national team at the UCI World Junior Road Race Championships in Doha this year, competing in both the road and the time-trial.
Mens Army Cycling Race Team
Managed by former Pedal Heaven Rider Allan Ridler the Army Men’s cycling team have ambitious plans in 2017. The team have Ryan Perry riding for them in 2017 who is the National 100 and 50 mile TT Champion and finished third on the podium in the national 25 mile TT. Although challenged by the nature of their job and the diverse ability of the team under Ridler the team now have a sustainable model and are building on the success of a solid 2016 season with plans to guest in future Tour Series events and regularly be competing for podiums at National Cat B races.
Primera Team Jobs
Primera-Team-Jobs is run by Jay Eastwood the Triathlete turned elite cyclist. Known as a fast sprinter with many criterium, road and track victories to his name, Jay is an experienced mentor and his skills in coaching and performance make him a key member of the team. Salice have a proven track record in supporting the local riders and helping them on their way to major teams, National medals, the youngest ever rider in the Tour of Britain and even a ride in the Tour de France are all credits achieved by previously supported riders. On the back of a successful 2016 in which Primera partnered with TeamJobs pleased to announce that TeamJobs will be co-sponsoring the team for 2017.