Jay Thomson

Rider

Jay comes from a close family and can often be spotted in Johannesburg during the off season riding with his dad and brother who are also cyclists. After spending two years on Africa’s Team, Jay opted to gain experience on the US circuit and raced for Fly V, Bissell and then UnitedHealthcare.

After a heavy crash a few weeks before the 2012 Tour of Portugal, Jay went on a 200km break during stage 1 and held on to win the stage in emphatic fashion. Jay achieved a lifelong dream of becoming the South African National Road Champion in 2013, in 2014 he set up teammate, Louis Meintjes to win the title and finished in 3rd place himself. In 2015 he set up teammate Jacques Janse van Rensburg to win the title as well.

Jay’s is one of those selfless teammates with a big engine and never say die attitude, particularly when the racing really gets tough makes him an integral part to our African Team for 2018, and an asset to our classics squad.

Born: 12-04-1986
Birth Place: Krugersdorp, South Africa
Height: 185cm
Weight: 75kg
Turned Professional: 2007
Rider Type: Super Domestique

Career Highlights

2015
2nd African Road Race Championships

2014
Bronze Medal South Africa National Championships
Silver Medal South Africa National Championships TT

2013
South Africa National Championships
Stage 1 Tour of Rwanda

2012
Stage 1 Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta
Silver Medal African Cycling Championships

2010
Stage 2 Tour de Langkawi
Stage 3 Tour of Wellington

2009
African Continental Championships TT
Silver Medal African Cycling Championships