Steffen Thum from the team Rose Vaujany fueled by ultraSports wins the World Cup overall ranking with a clever marathon race. After 29, the 2012-year-old managed to be the most consistent marathon cyclist in the world in 2014 as well.
It was close for Steffen Thum until the last race, because his main competitor Urs Huber (Team Bulls) was also at the start and was able to make up points on the German in the past races. In addition, the final was not an easy piece of work, because with 4.500 meters of altitude around the Sellaronda, the athletes in Selva had to reach their physical limits. Before the race, it was already clear that Huber was taking all the risks right from the start, while Thum and his teammates would play it safe to manage their lead in points. The race followed exactly this pattern. Thum, accompanied by his teammates Rémi Laffont and Simon Gegenheimer, drove an extremely consistent race and was always among the top 20 of the 4.000 starters. This place secured him the title of overall winner even if the Swiss competition won. “We consistently drove to safety. Steffen was never at his limit for the five hours and didn't make a single driving mistake. That's what makes a champion, he knew exactly how to win the World Series.", said Thum's teammate Rémi Laffont, who supported his captain over the entire altitude difference. The power reserves of the water carrier were only used up on the last downhill, so that Laffont had to let his captain go. Thum himself was overjoyed at the finish and once again emphasized that winning the World Series in the marathon was a feat in which his teammates, sponsors and supervisors fought and fought for a year. “It's a great feeling that after 2012 we can once again bring the long-distance pot to our team. However, the number one does not only stand for my performance, but for the performance of each individual who helped me to do so.", said Thum about his overall victory in the Marathon World Series.