Cycling: Maloja push bikers now also in the mountain bike world Cup | Region of wooden churches

Held on paved roads the new Team of the Maloja push bikers over gravel, sticks and stones, through the woods and over the mountains: The professional Cycling te

Cycling: Maloja push bikers now also in the mountain bike world Cup | Region of wooden churches

Held on paved roads the new Team of the Maloja push bikers over gravel, sticks and stones, through the woods and over the mountains: The professional Cycling team with seat in wood churches has joined with the Superior XC Team and now a Team in the mountain bike world Cup.

+ Fabian Girger©Urs Golling

For the push bikers and team leader Christian Grasmann is the after the acquisition of the German continental license for the road team last fall (we reported), the second major step in a matter of months. Under the name of Maloja push bikers a road team, the mountain bike Elite Team, a women's Team in the Bundesliga, as well as one of the best young German clubs, the Maloja push bikers Future Stars of the RSV Irschenberg start now. "A concept that is unique in the world of Cycling and sports, economically as well as emotionally for both sides feels right," says push bikers-founder of weed man.

+ Jan Vastl©Urs Golling

Martin Beck, formerly team Manager of the Superior XC team, is looking forward to a new home office professional infrastructure. Maloja-chief Klaus Haas is also full of praise: "This is a slightly different Form of professional sport fits very well to us, and we are pleased to have two professional Cycling teams, we have accompanied for years, now under one roof."

In the mountain bike world Cup, the push bikers Team starts the season 2020 with six drivers, who had been in the past year, together on the wheels: these are the Swiss rider, Linda Indergand, Olympia-Eighth of Rio 2016 and two-time sprint world champion, her compatriot Fabian Girger, Vice-champion of Europe 2014, the German Duo Martin Gluth and Felicitas Geiger, German U23 champion in 2017, as well as the two-time Czech Cross-Country champion Karla Stepanova and her compatriot Jan Vastl.

launch of the new mountain bike Team, but probably not until 2021. This year will be a transition season in a double sense. For a sporty as the world Cup race calendar has been moved to the autumn. From September race in Les are planned to be Gets (France), Lenzerheide (Switzerland) and Nove Mesto (Czech Republic), the world and European Championships.

+ Linda Indergand©Urs Golling

on the Other hand, starts the push-bikers-sextet-all in the same Jersey, but infrastructure and sponsors pool have yet to be standardized. This process should not be later than the end of 2021 to complete. His headquarters has moved to the mountain Biking Team two months ago in Immenstadt in the Allgäu region.

After a long spring preparation, in addition to the physical, but also mental Training, which is under normal circumstances only little space in the full racing calendar, are the mountain bikers eager to finally fight for the world Cup podiums. "We want to retract victories in the world Cup and in the UCI Team Ranking firmly among the Top Ten Teams", emphasize the team leader, Matthias Beck and Fabian Haug.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 10:34

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