Thorsten Hagemann is a cycling enthusiast who loves the feeling of freedom that the open road provides. With each ride, Hagemann finds himself even more appreciative of the physical, mental, social, and environmental benefits that cycling bestows upon the rider.
After witnessing the joy that cycling provided several of his family members, Hagemann was inspired to pick up the sport for himself. He was instantly hooked, and found himself drawn to the technology aspects of cycling. When he is not cycling, Hagemann enjoys customizing his bike and kit to improve his performance and ride.
For Hagemann, cycling provides the perfect combination of exercise and exploration. He enjoys hopping on his bike and immersing himself in the outdoors. Hagemann prefers cycling over running because it gives you the opportunity to actually admire and absorb your surroundings. Cycling has forever changed Hagemann’s perspective on the people and places that have surrounded him throughout his life.
Each time he goes for a ride, he can’t help but remember the time he first rode a bike as a kid and the sense of independence and the release it provided. Hundreds of rides later, Thorsten Hagemann still feels that same level of excitement and liberation each time he goes out for a ride. Cycling provides an intense, euphoric buzz that is truly addicting.
Hagemann is currently preparing for the Paris-Roubaix as a sportive. The Paris-Roubaix is a one-day bicycle road race in northern France, starting north of Paris and finishing on the Belgian frontier. He is excited to finally get the opportunity to participate in one of cycling’s oldest races. Spanning 257 km, the Paris-Roubaix is well-known for its rough terrain and cobblestones. This has inspired several nicknames for the race, including the Hell of the North and a Sunday in Hell.
Thorsten Hagemann is an accomplished professional and entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience within the healthcare industry. An innovative, investigative forward thinker, Hagemann is passionate about identifying and creating new opportunities that aim to improve general health and prevent illnesses. He is the Founder of MedAdvise Ltd., a consultancy company focused on the education of the general public and prevention of illness through functional medicine. Hagemann graduated in medicine in 1998 and earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2002. He later went on to specialize in several key areas of medicine, including Internal Medicine, Haematology, and Medical Oncology.