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Lessons from the Milan-Sanremo premiere

Phew. At the end my lights just went totally out. On the Cipressa I totally fell apart. My oven was totally out. One of the biggest lessons that I learned at my Sanremo premiere? You have to eat, even when you aren’t hungry – and then eat even more. Especially in that kind of weather and that distance. But that kind of experience is what it was all about. I had a free role in the team and just wanted to learn. Of course I would have been happy if I had finished close to the front, but that was just not possible this time. I did ride it to the end, though, because I wanted to carefully see every meter under race conditions. The race is fantastic. I will be here again.

I wish all the best to Andre Greipel, who broke a collarbone in a crash. That is really a bad time for it to have happened to him.

Further News

Second win in Tirreno

What a team performance! Our plan worked out perfectly. We wanted to control the race from the very start, let a small group go and then set up the optimal sprint. [more]

At last, no longer a rookie in Italy

Phew. A very large load fell away from me today. At last! The first win this year. A journalist told me today that it had been eight months since the last time I won. [more]

Thüringer male athlete of the year and donations

After a real travel marathon, I am finally getting into the Christmas mood. [more]

Days of uncertainty for cycling

I must admit that I was shocked when I heard the news about Chris Froome's suspicious doping control. You all probably felt the same way that Tony and I did. [more]

Training camp and votes for Athlete of the Year

I have been back in training for about a month now and today finally put in the first kilometers with my new team. [more]

Tour 2018 presentation

Of course I am happy that the Tour de France 2018 starts with a flat stage. I expect a spectacular sprint. [more]

Four people on the line

What a photo finish – four people on the line. I have never been part of that before. Unfortunately I came from behind a fraction of a second too late. [more]

Münsterland Giro

I will wear the Quick-Step colors tomorrow at the Münsterland Giro for the last time – and I am really looking forward to this race. [more]

Preparing for the final highlights

After the Cyclassics and the Sport Bild Award in Hamburg, where I was honoured, I am again at home. Unfortunately things in Hamburg did not go as I had wanted. [more]

There is news

After two years I will leave my current team Quick-Step Floors and as of 2018 I will ride for Katusha-Alpecin. [more]

BinckBank Tour

The legs are good, the form is right too – but I still need a little something to come mentally back into the form I need to go all out in these top-class sprints. [more]

Leaving the Tour, but the five wins remain

Now it is over. Unfortunately I won’t make it to Paris this year. The crash today was the knock-out punch. [more]

Working on Mission Green

Rest day at last! After my fifth stage win at this year’s Tour, we sprinters have had to survive some hard days until tomorrow’s rest day. [more]

Four stage wins at the halfway mark and the German record

It is simply unbelievable, to have already won four stages. With 1775 kilometers we are only halfway through the Tour 2017. When it goes good, it goes good. [more]

Starting with mourning armband

Today a great cycling trainer, companion and friend died. That is why I started today wearing a mourning armband. [more]

Winning by six millimeters

The finish line surprised me today. It came earlier than I thought it would. I had to give my all and think that I now have longer arms than before. [more]

Second stage win at the Tour 2017

Yeah! Second win at the Tour. That was my kind of sprint. Thanks to the team. The guys gave everything for me and brought me to the front perfectly in a hectic finale. [more]

An emotional win

I am super proud of this stage win. Being able to give the fans a German victory at the Grand Depart in Germany is an indescribable feeling. [more]

Ninth in the prologue

My ears still hurt from the noise along the course. It was totally crazy, how many people were out there despite the awful weather. [more]

Go to the Tour

After the German championship in chemnitz, I once again went through blown in the home before going to düsseldorf. I'm so glad it's finally going off. [more]

A chain problem in the finale

About 200 meters before the finish line a speed bump stopped me in the finale – well actually, it was my chain. [more]

Altitude training in Colorado

After my return to racing in the Tour of California, I am now in Colorado for an altitude training camp to get the last bit for the Tour. [more]

Winning at home

Fifth win in the Scheldeprijs! By now it feels like my home race. I could win today thanks to great teamwork – and it was a very special win. It was Tom’s farewell appearance in Belgium. [more]

Victory at the Three Days of de Panne

Crash, chasing back, win. What a finale in the next-to-last stage of the Three Days of de Panne! Crashing 15 km before the finish is really a bad idea. [more]

Training in the sun and "Biking for PSP"

Greetings from sunny Spain. I have fled from the weather at home and am now putting in my kilometers in Spain, where I am preparing for the upcoming races. [more]

In the wind too soon

Today I absolutely wanted to win, but in the end I was really surprised by the wind and was up front too early. One more man would have been better, or I could have taken the risk and jumped forward from rear wheel to rear wheel with Saba. [more]

Yesterday a crash, today a victory

I am overjoyed that after yesterday’s setback, I could win the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. [more]

Back in the desert

This will really be a meeting of the sprinters. And from the GC riders, only Christopher Froome is missing, otherwise we would have the perfect line-up like at a Grand Tour. [more]

Overall title in Dubai

Three wins, the overall title and my eighth win ever here in Dubai. This season start gives me a lot of self-confidence. The team was great. [more]

A shame for our sport

Today I thought I was in the wrong sport. Not cycling but martial arts. [more]

Second win in second race

Second win in second race, and my seventh overall here in Dubai. I am super happy with this win today, even if it didn’t come about as perfectly as yesterday. [more]

First race, first win

Yeah! First race, first win. This morning after I got up and had put in a few meters on the bike, I knew that my legs were good. In the race itself there was no situation which we didn’t have under control. [more]

Starting training in Calpe

I hope you have all started the New Year well and are back into things. I am. I have been with the team for several days in Calpe, where we ride our first "races" ;-) [more]

Putting my bike in the corner

I haven’t been in the saddle at all since the Worlds race. Now the main thing is to get away from it all. That would of course have been a lot easier with a good result in Qatar. [more]

It will be an exciting World Championship

I am looking forward to the race tomorrow. It is my second World Championship with the pros and it will surely be an exciting day. I think the race is pretty open. [more]

Statement on today's dpa article by Stefan Tabeling

It is sad how some journalists can take quotes out of context and in their search for headlines don’t care how the falsely quoted person is discredited. [more]

Bam! World Champion in TTT

At first I rather underestimated what it would feel like to become World Champion with the team. But simply because I didn’t know. And I can tell you: It is fantastic. [more]

Stopped by a crash

In a rainy and crash-filled finale today I was unfortunately caught behind one of the crashes. The roads were extremely slippery and there were a lot of crashes on the cobblestones. [more]

Worlds Nomination

As you may know, I was having some stomach problems before Eneco. Unfortunately it turned out to be worse than I thought. [more]

Victory at the Grand Prix de Fourmies


After working yesterday to set up the sprint for Tom Boonen, today I was captain again and after a long and confusing sprint won the Grand Prix de Fourmies.

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