If you were underway on your bike in Thüringen last week, then you might have seen me on the road. My hand has healed so well that I can finally use it for training on the road again. I started training on the rollers again only six days after my operation, to keep my training loss as small as possible. But since about a week I have been out in the fresh air again.
During the Deutschland Tour I had a few appointments in Thüringen – press conferences, sponsor meetings – but of course I was also at the race. As an ARD TV expert, I could experience this race from another side this time. I commentated the third stage from Göttingen to Eisenach with Florian Nass. An exciting experience. Sure, I would rather have raced, but my comeback is approaching. When all goes well, I will start September 13 and 15 in Canada at the two one-day races in Quebec and Montreal. After that I will decide if I am still strong enough to accomplish what I want at the World Championships in Yorkshire. Just being there won't be enough for me. I still have a few training days at home in Switzerland before I fly off to Canada. I will use these days to build up momentum for the last part of the season.
Wish me luck! Yours, Maximilian.
Photo: Deutschland Tour, Stage 3, co-commentator with Florian Nass | 31 Aug 2019