Lucien Kirch (born 1981, 189cm)
Founder and team leader
I grew up in a cycle-crazy family in the small town of Ettelbruck in Luxembourg, where my father ran a bike shop. Myself and my younger brother soon started cycling and I participated in my first race when I was 12.
My friends included the Schleck brothers, of whom Andy became famous as the Tour de France winner. In my career, I was a member of the Luxemburg national team in the youth class and became 2x Luxembourg champion.
In June 2006 I rode my last championship race, when choosing between career or professional cycling I chose my career. I was trained as an insurance broker and was self-employed for 15 years.
Cycling, however, never let me go and in 2005 I discovered another passion in Thailand, a beautiful landscape, fine food, unique climate and pleasant people. In 2012, after my third trip to Thailand, I met and married my wife Sirinan, we remain married and have a small family together.
The following year in 2013, I decided to offer bike tours and founded the company "Thailand Cycle Tours". I was lucky and the business continued to grow, Andy Schleck visited twice for tours that he lead, as part of this we had a Charity Ride with over 600 participants.
I am very cosmopolitan and like the contact with people from all over the world, which benefits my current job as a Tour Operator. As a citizen of Luxemburg and a citizen of the world, I speak several languages fluently: Luxemburgish, German, English, French and even understand a little "Schwyzerdütsch".