Thomas John Barras (born 21 June 1978) is an English former professional road racing cyclist, who took more than 100 race wins during his career.[1] Barras is also the son of former professional racing cyclist, Sid Barras.

Tom Barras
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Barras at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full nameThomas John Barras
NicknameTom
Born (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 43)
Laycock, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom[1]
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Directeur sportif
Amateur teams
2000Linda McCartney Racing Team (stagiaire)
2003Palmans-Collstrop (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2001–2003Team Down Under
2004–2005Team Cyclingnews.com-Down Under
2006DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed
2007Merlin Racing Team
2008–2009Plowman Craven-Evans Cycles
2010Team Raleigh
2011–2012CyclePremier.com-Metaltek
2013–2014Wheelbase-Altura-MGD
2015NFTO
Managerial team
2016NFTO

CareerEdit

Barras was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire.[2][3] After graduating from Loughborough University in 2000, Barras started his professional career in Belgium, before returning to the UK in 2006. He combined his racing with work as a web designer from 2007.[1] Barras was ranked 13th in the UK national road rankings at the end of the 2007 racing season. In December 2014 he was announced as a member of the NFTO squad for 2015.[4][5] Barras retired from racing at the end of the 2015 season, but remained with NFTO as a directeur sportif.[6]

He now runs his own coaching company Training Pro.

Major resultsEdit

2007
1st Roger Martin Memorial Race
1st Brighouse Town Centre Elite Criterium
3rd Round 1, National Criterium Series, Crawley
3rd Darley Moor Circuit Race
2008
1st Overall Bermuda Grand Prix[7]
1st Stages 1 & 2
2009
1st Overall Bermuda Grand Prix[8]
1st Stage 1
1st Road race, Yorkshire Regional Road Championships[9]
2011
1st Hillingdon GP[10]
2012
1st Stage 3 Holme Valley Wheelers 2-day[11]
3rd Sheffrec CC Spring Road Race[12]
2013
2nd York Cycleworks Elite Road Race[13]
2014
1st Round 2, North East Spring Cup - Middlesbrough[14]
2nd Round 5, Chevin Cycles Evening Road Race Series - Boroughbridge[15]
2015
1st Ducan Sparrow Road Race[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Jonathan (21 April 2015). "Riding high... with world's elite riders". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile". cyclingwebsite.net. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Profile". cyclebase.nl.
  4. ^ "Rankings 2007 – Road & Track – National Male, Elite Category Riders". British Cycling. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008.
  5. ^ Bull, Nick (11 December 2014). "Garmin-Sharp's Steele Von Hoff joins NFTO for 2015". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Retiring Barras relishing new director role at NFTO". Keighley News. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Plowman Craven Winning in Bermuda". Cycling Weekly. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Tom Barras Wins the Butterfield Bermuda Grand Prix". British Cycling. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Regional Road Race Championships: Round-up". Cycling Weekly. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  10. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (15 May 2011). "Report: 2011 Hillingdon GP". British Cycling. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Metaltek-Scott dominate Holme Valley Wheelers 2-day". British Cycling. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Shirlaw wins Sheffrec CC spring road race". Cycling Weekly. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  13. ^ Rodman, Julie (26 May 2013). "Road: Dibben wins York Cycleworks Elite Road Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Yorkshire riders on top at home and abroad". Yorkshire Post. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Chevin Cycles Evening Road Race Series - Race 5". British Cycling. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Barras inches ahead of his rival Cronshaw". Yorkshire Post. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.

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