I am excited to announce that I will be back in Roth this summer to defend my title! I was able to fulfill my childhood dream of winning this European classic race last year, and I am really glad to be able to make this race a priority in my calendar again this year. Competing in Roth is an experience that cannot be compared to any other. There are a lot of emotions that come up when I think about pushing up that crowd-filled Solarer Berg, or entering the epic finish area, completely surrounded by spectators in the triathlon stadium. This year is bound to be even more impressive, as the folks at Challenge are pulling out all of the stops for the race’s 30th birthday.
Right now, I have been spending some time back home in Luxembourg, in order to get myself back in working order after the race in Melbourne. Although I had initially planned to do some cross country skiing at the beginning of the month, plans have change slightly. Winning in Australia took it’s toll on my hip, which I have been working to get sorted. I have multiple treatments booked in every day, and am slowly getting back into some minor training. I will be spending Easter here in Lux, and then heading off to Mallorca for a Uplace-BMC team camp shortly thereafter. More updates to come soon.