well-known in the Gravity MTB scene, but a complete newcomer to eMTB
"Anyone who has ridden in the Bosch eMTB Challenge will know that this is not a ride in the park!"
What makes me particularly happy is the fact that each year I see more and more familiar faces from the MTB scene at the start of the Bosch eMTB Challenge. Everyone wants to give it a try and form their own opinion. I think this attitude is great! And anyone who has ever ridden in the Bosch eMTB Challenge will know that this is not a ride in the park.
I have been excited about eMTB racing right from the start. The first time I was slightly overwhelmed by having to read maps and negotiate tricky uphill stages. But after a bit of practice, I quickly learned the ropes and achieved my first victory in 2017 in Willingen, bringing the title to Bavaria. There is now a real battle between us girls. My pulse starts to race before each uphill stage. I find it much more exhilarating than downhill and other races, even though this is a fun-oriented racing format. It's probably because I push myself particularly hard in order to master such difficult uphill sections!
The eMTB was the first bike I was allowed to ride after my numerous injuries. Although the gravity scene is action-packed, it is also very dangerous - but you can't make an omelette without cracking eggs. I don't let myself get put off by this. At that time I was dying to be allowed back on my bike. The eBike genuinely fed my soul because it allowed me to keep up my cycling. André Wagenknecht also uses the eBike for recovery and describes his experiences with rehab and training with the eBike: