Today is my first rest day since the training camp in Caldaro – and how could you celebrate that better than with pizza? In South Tyrol, where I had the honour to spend a week with my teammates from Team Alpecin at Haus am Hang last week, the food was also amazing. That was quite what we needed, because who wants to perform great also needs enough energy!
I’m Nora, 23 years old and this year I’m allowed to ride for the Everyman Team of Alpecin. In December I applied – and somehow, it worked the first time! I learned from Team Alpecin when I read an article in the RoadBIKE shortly after my first trip: The members of Team Alpecin 2017 reported on their experience at the Ötztal Cycling Marathon. For me that was unthinkable at the time: a race? With so many altitude meters? In one day?
How did I get started with cycling? Maybe you know me a little longer. If you had said to me a year ago, I would voluntarily move my ass on a hard saddle at minus degrees, whiz down a hill at 60 km/h on the side of an Italian autostrada or conquer just over 1300 height meters in one day, I would have at most, laugh and take a sip of my vodka soda.