Last Sunday I could celebrate my first season win and at the same time my first win in the BORA-hansgrohe jersey.
I was really very happy with my win on Sunday. Especially while I wasn't very lucky the day before in Strade Bianche. After the difficult Monte Sante Marie sector, I was in the 15-man group of favourites and then out of the group with a puncture. That put an end to my chances for a good result.
On Sunday, things went better. The challenging closing circuit saw a decimated field going into the closing climb. There, Pinot attacked,which I followed and could do even better. I joined the lead group and attacked again immediately. And I was able to decide the two-man sprint for the stage win for myself. A really great day for me.
The next thing on my program is the Volta Catalunya. We shall see how it goes on those difficult stages. Until then, Maximilian.
Photo: Roth Foto | GP Industria & Artigianato | 10 Mar 2019
Now that the Gree-Tour of Guangxi is over, it is time for me to say goodbye to my current Team Quick-Step Floors. I had a good race in China and am proud so be part of the team which ended the season with two stage wins there. China was a really very exciting and adventurous trip with many new impressions and rain ;-)
After a turbulent World Championship road race, I am now again in Berlin. On the way home from the airport, I at first took the wrong bus. Somehow that fits in with the lat few days, in which not everything went so well. I still especially had Sunday’s race in my head, which probably explains the wrong bus ;-)
The season finale is slowly approaching, but there are still a few highlights to come. In meantime I have arrived in Innsbruck, where this year’s World Championships will take place. I will be at the start of all three races. In the team time trial, winning the title is the clear goal of my team Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team.