THOMAS Claire < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cyclo Cross
CGA Scotland   
Gender Women
Born 09 Dec 1972 in Edinburgh, SCO
Height1.63 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Edinburgh, SCO
Occupation Athlete, Sales
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She bought her first bike in 2006 after an injury forced her to take time off from running. She joined Edinburgh Road Club straight away and started doing time trials a week later.
Why this sport? She had to take time off from running with an injury. She loved to participate in bike and road racing so she continued the sport.
Club / Team Edinburgh Road Club: Edinburgh, SCO
Name of coach Ronny Couliez
General Interest
Most influential person in career Former coach in Scotland, Neil Muir, her boyfriend and current coach, Ronny, her parents and Callum Gough who encouraged her to 'experience real racing in Belgium'. (clairethomascycling.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours She was the first Scottish cyclist to take overall victory in the British Cycling Women's Road Series 2009. (edinburghnews.scotsman.com, 07 Sep 2009)
Famous relatives Her boyfriend, Ronny now coaches her in Belgium. (clairethomascycling.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010).