Kazakhstan Münsterland China

A Sprint Classification between two Continents

The 3rd of October is Germany’s national day and nearly the end of the season in Europe.
International Top Teams giving their best for the Münsterland Giro 2018 (UCI 1.HC).
I had the pleasure to follow Team BikeAid. Two days before standing on the Presentation Podium in the small City Coesfeld, the Majority of the Team finished the last stage in Kazakhstan for the Almaty Tour.

“We rode this race five times, but it never worked out well. It is our duty to present our Sponors and Team as good as even possible. Guys, we take our Chance, we have nothing to loose!”, Nikodemus motivated in clear and calm speech.

The Riders Matthias Schnapka, Daniel Bichlmann, Patrick Lechner, Tino Thömel, Nikodemus Holler and Lucas Carstensen were guided and motivated by Lutz Drehkopf (DS). Caroline Gräßer, Patrick’s girlfriend had a helping hand. Preparing, caring and driving.
During my time with the smallest Team in this years Münsterland Giro, i could feel how they celebrate a real familiar cohesion.

Sprint Classification won - Duty payed

Four Sprints in this years edition of the Münsterland Giro, three were won by Lucas.
He finished 10th overall and left many world class riders behind.
Did nobody have this rocket named Lucas on the list?

Lucas didn’t care. He won the Sprint Classification. For himself, the Team and the Sponsors.
Duty payed!

In a few days some riders of Team BikeAid will take their flight towards China for the Tour of Hainan.