Theo Modell

Hennebont Cyclisme
Dave Rayner Funded Since: 2019

Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?

This is the first year I’ve had the support of the Dave Rayner Fund - its also my first year as an U23. I’m not sure there’s a much better way to gain experience than by racing on the continent.

What team are you joining?

I won’t be abroad until the summer given that I’m still doing A-levels. When I do go I will spend most of my time in France racing with Hennebont Cyclisme, on the rolling roads of Brittany. I will also probably be spending some time in the Basque Country guesting for Team Eiser Hirumet. Until then though, I’m riding with Richardsons Trek in the UK.

Tell us a bit about your team.

Hennebont is an old team based in the south of Brittany. They’re fairly small with riders of different abilities. They had a good opening to the 2018 season with Matthieu Jeannès leading the direct velo rankings for a few months. They hope to continue on that trajectory this year.

What is your race programme looking like?

For the first part of the year whilst domestic it will be UK Nat Bs and Prems etc. But when I’m in France I will mainly be doing races in the French National Series.

Where are you going to live?

At the moment the plan is to stay with a family who are friends of the team who live nearby.

What bike will you be riding and who supplies the team kit?

I will be riding the same bike in the UK and France - a trek emondá sl6 pro. The Hennebont kit is supplied by Diffu Sport.