ONberlungwitz (dpa) – Maximilian Schachmann devotes special importance to his new workwear.
"It's not like you're riding a champion every year," said 25-year-old Berliner Radprofi after wearing a black, red and golden bridge after the heat on the German road race on Sunday in Sachsenring.
Schachmann will also debut at the Tour de France on Saturday in Brussels for his Bora-hansgrohe team. "Of course it's a great feeling to be in a jersey suit," Schachmann announced on his first tour of France.
"It is certainly important that he relies confidently on his first tour," said Schachmann's eleven year-old Marcus Burghardt. The 2008 Tour Stage winner won second place behind Schachmann at national championships. Andreas Schillinger, who was not nominated for the Tour of France, rounded off the trio of Bore on the motorcycle sport in Sasky with third place.
From veteran tour Burghardt Schachmann has already taken some advice, which will await him in his debut in France. "I was in the room with Max already, and he has already asked me a few things," said Saxon, who will be in the 11th time in Brussels at the beginning of the most famous cycling race in the world.
Burghard and Schachman assistants in France await Captain Bore and top star of the industry Peter Sagan on the apartment for victory and again to help the green jersey. The 29-year-old Slovak has already won the best Paris shirt six times. With Ravensburger Emanuele Buchmann (26) and Austrian Patrick Konrad (27) Raubling's team also has two drivers in their ranks, which should be in the overall order at best in the top ten.
"I am an important contributor to these goals," Schachmann said, who could win six wins this year and was as successful as teammate Pascal Ackermann. Schachmann took over the jersey of the double winner of the Giro stage. He is therefore convinced that Schachmann travels to Grand Départ in the capital of Belgium. "Probably my chances will be up for the race and maybe I can go to victory in a separate group. That would be something big, he explained.
The fact that he lived on the mountains in Lake Constance last year proved to Giro d 'Italia, where he won the 18th leg of the Belgian Quick-Step team in Prato Nevos. Even missing on this year's John Degenkolb tour, Schachmann trusts France very much. – I think it has the megapotential and ambition. I hope it can show something during the tour, "said the winner at the Roubaix stage last year.
In any case, Schachmann can be assured of strong support. "The Fan Club from Tiringia, my old club and my parents will come in. I promise to see my name on the street.