'This was the day that I realised I'm quite good at racing' - Matej Mohorič remembers the ride that changed him

A stage winner in all three Grand Tours, as well as Milan-San Remo, Mohorič reflects back on his 2012 Junior World Championships victory

Matej Mohoric
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This article is part of Cycling Weekly's 'the ride that changed me' series. Our writers hear from a range of professional and ex-professional cyclists about that one day on the bike that changed the trajectory of their career for good.

From an outside perspective, it would be seemingly impossible to highlight a turning point in the career of Matej Mohorič. The Slovenian is now considered as one of the greatest talents in the men’s WorldTour, and there are simply too many pivotal rides to choose from.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.