Marie Schreiber has always been known for her lightning-fast start, but the 20-year-old rider from Luxembourg is learning quickly. The SD Worx rider also had a good start today in the Flamanville World Cup, but then took a more cautious approach and managed to crown a good race with a second place.
"It's really unbelievable. It was certainly a goal to be on the podium one day," Schreiber looked back on her race in Flamanville in a flash interview. "This was a really great day. Everything went according to plan. I am really very happy."
Schreiber was often the first to enter the field last season, but often disappeared afterwards. However, that is much less the case this season. What is her secret? "It was important to ride at my own pace. I couldn't follow Lucinda and made a few more mistakes in the first two laps, but I managed to adapt. I was able to maintain my second place."
"I just started a little slower today. I often used to get out of the starting blocks too quickly. I was often too motivated. Now I realize that after a fast start I just have to slow down a bit. To have some energy left for the final."