Whilst I like the simple pleasure of cycling, there is nothing like the feeling of pushing oneself to become better and competing with others. Since 2021, I have pursued amateur racing – time trials, crit racing and sportives in particular. Here are some of my race reports to entertain and hopefully inspire. Don’t be afraid, try it out and you might enjoy it as well!

KOTL – an hour of pain

I’m climbing up the steps onto the start ramp. The crowd surrounds me, the loudspeakers pumping out dance music. Thankfully I’m not alone. My team mates Thomas, Valentin and Attila are beside me, also mounting their bikes. A man stands behind me, takes my saddle, and offers to hold me up as I clip in. The announcer calls our names, but all I can think of is not falling off. I am now suspended in mid air, nervously watching the digital clock in front as it counts down the last 15 seconds.

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