Tandem race and Apres Tour Gera2015-08-01
It is a strange feeling, not to have any control over the bike. But the tandem race yesterday on the Andreasried track in Erfurt was nevertheless a great experience, the public was super and it was great to see a lot of familiar faces from earlier days. And fortunately with Rene Enders I had an experience pilot ;-)
We rode three times. Marcel Kittel won the decisive race with Stefan Böttcher, after all three pairs had won one each. The third pair was Maximilian Levy and Maximilian Dörnbach. Tony Martin was actually originally planned for, but of course couldn't do it because of his broken collar bone.
Today I was at the Apres Tour in Gera. It is always great to be in my birth city again. There were several thousand people there and it was a lot fun to ride there. Andre Greipel just edged me out in the sprint. Simon Geschke was there too; but my teammate Georg Preidler, who was supposed to start there, had a problem with his car and was stuck in Passau. A replacement part for his car has to be ordered, so that his start in Bad Homburg tomorrow is in question.
In the meantime I am once again in Frankfurt and tomorrow I am off to Bochum. The atmosphere will be great there again. It is simply fun, when we can finally present ourselves to the German fans.