In the Schleizer Dreieck Everyone there was only a very small representation of the GREEN'N FIT team at the start. Unfortunately, the team now has a number of injuries and falls to complain about. Ultimately, only four starters were able to start on the short and three on the long distance. With Patrick Hanhart (6th) and Cosima Henrichs (9th), the team still made it into the top ten twice.
On the long distance, Marion Wittler fought her way to a strong 3rd place and thus more than properly replaced the injured Manuela Freund. Unfortunately, Manuela could not start due to a fall and had to give up her yellow jersey without a fight. But the season is still long and she will not give up!
This time Alex Broch reports on his personal race:
On Sunday stood with the Schleizer Dreieck Everyone the next race in the German Cycling Cup. For me, this meant that it started already on Saturday morning, a good 500 kilometers to get there, then relax your legs a bit and do a lap on the new 40-kilometer circuit.
On the lap of the track I quickly realized that this was going to be a tough race for me. In addition to the numerous meters of altitude, the first 20 kilometers of the round in particular had numerous narrow, angled descents to offer. Exactly not my thing!
After exploring the route, we briefly collected the necessary carbohydrates at the pasta party and then ended the evening with a World Cup game. The next morning, the first thing on the agenda was breakfast together with part of the team, before they set off at 8 a.m. and the start took place punctually at 9 a.m.
It was the expected tough race right from the start, the field was already stretched out over the first few kilometers and small groups formed again and again. In the first lap I was actually constantly on the attack because one attack was chasing the next and the numerous climbs did the rest.
In a wooded area shortly before the end of the first lap, one of the decisive attacks took place and around 14 men were able to break away from the field. From us, Tim Take made it into the front group, and from then on I rode in the group behind.
It got a little quieter afterwards, but there was still no strolling and the pace kept increasing, especially on the narrow, winding passages. Our group stayed together until about 7 kilometers before the finish, but then the final started again. After a quick descent through a small town, a steep, somewhat longer ascent followed after a right turn. When the first attacks came right away and the pace increased significantly, the man with the hammer came to me and nothing worked anymore. That was it for me, I rode the last 5 to 6 kilometers to the finish line at my own pace and finally finished 34th. Tim was able to stay in the leading group until the end and finished 12th parts, I'm still quite satisfied. The team will continue in two weeks with the next GCC race in Baunatal.
Photos: Team GREEN'N FIT