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Vita Dr. Tofaute –

Curriculum Vitae: Specialized All-rounder

  • Born in 1971 in Seoul / Korea
  • Grew up in Germany
  • Sports motto: "Go beyond the limit!"
  • Sports science degree at the German Sports University in Cologne
  • Thesis on the effects of mountain bike vibration
  • Additional studies in Sports Economics
  • Sports Science dissertation on: "Development of an ergonomics concept in cycling, with emphasis on health, wellness and comfort


  • 1998-2004: Scientific assistant and lecturer at the German Sports University in Cologne
  • 1998-2004: 1998-2004: Research assistant and contributor to the “Project-Wellcom” at the German Sport University in Cologne under Prof. Froböse, applied research in the areas of ergonomics, with emphasis on bicycle, automobile and sports equipment
  • 2004-2011: management and development of the product development department at the company RTI Sports GmbH
  • 2011 Foundation of Sport-Ergonomics Consulting
  • Winning several design awards
  • Inventor with more than a dozen patents
  • Multiple Bike Transalp Challenge Finisher
  • Bike-professional in the Topeak-Ergon Racing Team and Ergon 24h Racing Team
  • Two-time Vice World Champion in the “24 Hours Mountain Biking” challenge
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