German Professional and Junior Road Race Championships

The cases are already packed and tomorrow we are off to Rotterdam for the start of the Tour. However, I also had a lot to do and a full calendar. In June the highlight was of course the German pro championships where I was involved with the HTC Columbia team. I was already in contact with the team prior to that and on the day of the race rode along in Tony Martin’s support vehicle as Sports Director. Tony had a super day and his performance was first-rate. I am really happy for him that he was able to crown his excellent performances by winning the German championship.

Ann Leonie Wichmann wins German Juvenile Championship

I was with the young riders before the German pro championships because the German youth championships were due to take place in Bundenthal. Ann Leonie Wichmann’s win in the juvenile race was particularly pleasing. In the ladies junior race Lisa Fischer finished in second place, which was very pleasing for the entire Young Heroes team. In the men’s juvenile race Jan Brockhoff came in fifth and Simon Evers seventh. In the men’s junior race Rick and Lucas finished in ninth and tenth places respectively, giving the Young Heroes two further top ten finishes. We can be very pleased overall with these results. In addition, I was also able to see again what the other riders in the team have been doing as they were all present. I was pleased that nobody in the group got dropped and they all finished in the main group. We can therefore look forward to the coming races of the Young Heroes…

In the next few days I’ll be giving a report about the upcoming Tour de France and my own personal thoughts on the race.

See you soon.
Erik

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