It's the biggest surprise and a mystery as well of the SEC 2016. He got himself in the stake of the best riders fighting for the European Championship thanks to a big amount of luck. Standing under the tape of the last heat of SEC Challenge in Olching, he needed three points. The thing was that he had three great riders also struggling for promotion: Artem Laguta, Fredrik Lindgren and Przemysław Pawlicki. Luckily for Thomsen, these two first got excluded, Dane defeated Pawlicki and after reaching 8 points he ended 7th - the last spot promoting to the Finals.