Tomos Owens

Electro Hiper Europa - Ristrasol
Dave Rayner Funded Since: 2018

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

Yes it is, I am a first year U23.

What team are you joining?

Electro Hiper Europa - Ristrasol

Tell us a bit about your team.

It is a new team for 2018, run by ex World Tour pro, Rafa Casero. It is based from Pobla de Farnals, a town just outside Valencia. Rafa has managed teams for years and also been director on some pro teams.

What is your race programme looking like?

We ride the whole Spanish Cup series in the first part of the season and then onto lots of stage races into the second half of the season, including probably the most important amateur stage race in Spain, Vuelta a Navarre.

Where are you going to live?

I am living in a town called Sagunto, 30km North of Valencia. It is a very historic place with a large Roman castle looming above the city. It is also only 5km from the beach, great for some post training trips in the summer!

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

I’ll be riding my own bike, a Bottecchia 8avio, and the team kit is supplied by Amura.