My name is Leon Rohde; I’m 15 years old and attend the sports school in Cottbus. I joined the Young Heroes last year and will be riding my second season for Canyon in 2011. I got to join the team through Jan Brockhoff, a friend of mine, as well as other riders.
My first year was fantastic! Both the kick-off meeting in Imperia and the appearance at the Young Classics in my home town of Hamburg were out of this world. I also really love the super light and stiff bike. The highlights of my season were the German championships on the road and on the track where I finished 7th in the Madison and 10in the points race.
I also remember the last talent scouting on the road in Hildesheim where I finished 6th. I was able to beat my personal best at the track scouting at the end of the year. I won the Omnium and improved my personal best over 1000 metres to 2.19 mins.