You simply wouldn’t be able to imagine the mountain bike scene without Steffen, captain of the ROSE Vaujany Fueled by ultraSPORTS team. He’s also a recurring and steadfast element at GORE BIKE WEAR®. While testing his limits he’s also testing our newest products, contributing to their development, and pushing everyone to deliver their top performance.
Place of Residence: Aalen, Germany
Date of Birth: 13th July 1981
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Clothing Size: Small/Medium
Team: ROSE Vaujany fueled by ultraSPORTS
Sponsors: GORE BIKE WEAR®, ROSE Bikes, Vaujany, ultraSPORTS, ALPINA, DT Swiss, Continental
Discipline: Crosscountry & Marathon
2015: Winner of the Polka Dot Jersey at the BIKE Transalp.
2015: Stage win at the Portugal-Tour. 2nd place overall.
2014: MTB Marathon World Cup winner in overall ranikng.
O Captain! My Captain!
Steffen ‘Thumander’ Thum is an impressive mountain biker, a fighter, an incurable optimist. ‘Practice makes perfect’ and Steffen must have caught on to that quite soon, for he was just a small kid when he competed in his first professional race. It didn’t take him long to make a stab at national events, too, and soon became one of the best U23 marathon mountain bikers. In 2010, he decided to create the ROSE Vaujany fueled by ultraSPORTS team together with Simon Gegenheimer and, since then, the team has conquered top-notch placings at international championships. His open and friendly spirit has won over not only his teammates, but also his fans. Everyone was ecstatic when he won – for the second time – the MTB Marathon World Cup in 2014. That wasn’t his last victory, though, as he was the best climber at the 2015 BIKE Transalp and won the Polka Dot Jersey. He faces his training sessions with a fighter‘s attitude and a smile on his face, trying to overcome his limits. Steffen walks down his own path and inspires everyone who happens to be around him to come along for a bike ride, and enjoy the experience:
The sun never sets but it always rises!
My favourite GORE BIKE WEAR® pieces
|World Cup XCO Cairns||Cairns, Australia||24.04.2016||mtba.asn.au|
|World Cup XCM Roc d’Ardenne||Roc d’Ardenne, Belgium||29.04.-01.05.2016||sport.be|
|World Cup XCO Albstadt||Albstadt, Germany||22.05.2016||albstadt-mtb-classic.de|
|World Cup XCO La Bresse||La Bresse, France||29.05.2016||labresse-mtbworldcup.com|
|French XCM Championship||France||05.06.2016|
|Trans PYR||Pyrenees, Spain||13.06.-19.06.2016||transpyr.com|
|MTB XCM World Championships||Laissac, France||25.06.-26.06.2016||roclaissagais.com|
|MTB XCO World Championship||Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic||29.06.-03.07.2016||mtb2016nmnm.com|
|Alps Epic||Hautes-Alpes, France||08.07.2016||alpsepic.com|
|Trans Maurienne Vanoise||Haute Maurienne Vanoise, France||20.07.-24.07.2016||transmaurienne-vanoise.com|
|World Cup XCO Mont-Sainte-Anne||Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada||07.08.2016||redbull.com|
|Breck Epic||Breckenridge, CO, USA||14.08.-19.08.2016||breckepic.com|
|World Cup XCO Andorra||Vallnord, Andorra||03.04.-04.09.2016||redbull.com|
|Jelenia Góra Trophy Maja Race||Jelenia Gora, Poland||10.09.-11.09.2016||mtbjelenia.pl|