A little insight into Jeremy Durrin’s UK racing season so far…
Written by Velo Staff on 13th July 2016
Jeremy moved to the UK for a year to experience the British race scene and to help further develop the team.
Jeremy has been part of the team since 2013 and is one of the driving forces behind the success of the team in the USA. Gabby and Jeremy successfully ran the team in Amercia and ran a professional cyclo cross team.
We talked to Jeremy about his season so far and his experience. But first here is a little quick fire Q&A!
Home town: Fitchburg, MA
Thai or Indian Food: Indian
Savoury or Sweet: Savoury
Baseball, American Football, Basketball or Ice Hockey: Ice Hockey
USA or UK: USA
Favourite TV show: Dexter
Cats or Dogs: Cats because I have a orange cat called ‘James’
Mountains or Beach destinations: Mountains
Climbs or descents: Descents
Cavendish or Sagan: Sagan
Favourite race you have competed in: Tour of Utah
Favourite race to watch: Tour of Flanders
Most memorable moment on the bike: Winning my first UCI cross race.
Night in or Night out: Night in
Favourite destination you have travelled to: India
Where you next like to travel to: South East Asia is on my list right now.
A fun fact about you: I grew up playing competitive golf and baseball. I competed for the Red Raiders baseball team in my home town.
What is something that not everyone would know about you: I have a finance and business operations degree from university and run a background screening business in the US.
Now for the more serious questions!
How has your transition to the UK race scene been so far?
It has been pretty good all be it quite challenging as the level of UK road racing is very high.
What are your main focuses this year? Is the road a focus?
No, I use the road season as preparation for the cyclo cross season. I like to ride for my team mates and help them gain success in the road events throughout the year. My main focus is in September and being on top form for the winter. I hope to make worlds selection and to race well in the National Trophy series here in the UK as well as UCI races in Europe and the world cups.
Tell us how you came about riding for Neon Velo:
I raced for Optum Pro Cycling in the US for 2 years and was lucky to race alongside some of the best riders in the world and do some big UCI races- like the Tour of Utah and Tour of Korea. I learnt a lot. In 2013 I moved to Neon Velo to ride on the same team as my wife, Gabby for the cyclo cross season. Gabby and myself managed the team for 2 seasons and so here I am now racing a full UK road season!!
What is your life moto/quote:
”Create your own opportunities”