Maximilian Schachmann caught the cycling fever when in August 2005 he finished third in his very first race. Only 11 years old, he had just joined a cycling club in Berlin-Marzahn, after he and his father had watched an "Everyman" race together. After a spell as a rather mediocre football player, as he himself says, he looked for other physical challenges. He found it in the almost daily stress of riding his bike the eight kilometers to school every day and having to give it his all in order to not be late after dawdling at home. Later his extreme time trial ability and the ability to maintain a high tempo were recognized. After all, his race against the school bell was good early training for the race against the clock.
This ability to get the most out of himself paid off twice with silver at the U23 World Championships. And despite his flat homeland, the Berliner also could use his talents on the climbs. At the Aosta Tour, the Triptyque or the Tour Alsace, he made his point by winning a Queen Stage or also a podium place in the final GC. The basis for his current pro career with Team Bora-hansgrohe was laid at the Thüringer Energie Team, and the farm teams from Giant-Shimano and Etixx - Quick-Step. Maximilian Schachmann made his professional debut in February 2017 at the Dubai Tour for the Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team. When not on the bike, he likes to build his own loudspeakers, go windsurfing on holiday, or just take it easy and go fishing.
|Birthdate||09 Jan 1994|
|Interests||Building loudspeakers, fishing, cooking|
|Specialty||Time trial, allrounder, stage races|
|Sporting History||BORA-hansgrohe (since 2019)
Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team (2017-2018)
Klein Constantia (2016)
Development Team Giant-Shimano (2014)
Thüringer Energie Team (2013)