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Winning at home

2017-04-05
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. We started in his hometown and you can imagine that the fans were absolutely beside themselves. Even on the way from the hotel to the start, only 300 meters, we had to be escorted by the police, otherwise we would have missed the sign-in. This enthusiasm is great. It was a celebration for us and especially very emotional for all of us.

In the finale we unfortunately lost Saba, who is my last man in the lead out, to a crash. But we have mastered this situation as a team and I was delivered perfectly, had time to wait and then I brought it in. Luckily no one came past me or even near me. A super win for the team, for Tom and for me.

Now I am taking for a short break and will return to racing in Frankfurt. I am especially looking forward to that. It is always great to ride in Germany. Until then, Marci.

Photos: roth-foto.de
Further News

Victory at the Three Days of de Panne

2017-03-30
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"

2017-03-22
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

2017-03-07
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

2017-02-24
I am overjoyed that after yesterday’s setback, I could win the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. [more]

Back in the desert

2017-02-23
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

2017-02-04
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

2017-02-02
Today I thought I was in the wrong sport. Not cycling but martial arts. [more]

Second win in second race

2017-02-01
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

2017-01-31
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

2017-01-10
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

2016-10-21
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

2016-10-15
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

2016-10-14
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

2016-10-10
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

2016-10-03
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

2016-09-28
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

2016-09-04

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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Setting up the sprint today

2016-09-03
Today at the Brussels Classics I changed over to setting up the sprint, after we decided as a team to ride for Tom. Fortunately we also won – so we did everything right. [more]

A flat rear tire stopped me in Hamburg

2016-08-21
For the third time this year, I had a flat tire shortly before the finish of an important race. Today it hit me in Hamburg about 1000 meter before the finish line. Hamburg, of all places! [more]

Mixed feelings with stage win and a bruised behind

2016-07-25
I have never before had a pedal break. But I had my premiere with this, of course on the Champs Elysees, which I would gladly have done without. I was lucky not to crash. [more]

Showdown in Paris

2016-07-23
The thought of the Champs-Élysées has carried me through the Alps the last few days. Well, not really. It was pretty hard. [more]

Paris is not so far

2016-07-21
After a relaxed rest day in the wonderful city of Berne and a great hotel, I got through things well yesterday. Of course roads like that are the natural enemy of sprinters, but I got along well. [more]

Fifth on a windy day

2016-07-16
After this windy and stormy day today it was unfortunately only enough for fifth place, although I think that more than top five would have been possible. [more]

Relaxation and hectic

2016-07-14
Pure relaxation, flying blind in the mountains and hectic in the echelons. That is the quick description of the my last three days. [more]

Extremely fast sprint finish

2016-07-07
68 km/h in the last kilometer, 75 km/h in the sprint. The finale today was once again extreme. Very hectic, lots of curves, and an enormously high speed. [more]

I got through it well

2016-07-06
Today’s stage may only have had the difficulty rating of 2, but it also featured 3800 meters of climbing. [more]

Finally another win at the Tour

2016-07-05
Bam! That is the win. I am proud to come back like this at the Tour after my messed-up season last year. [more]

In the green jersey for the second stage

2016-07-03
Today I went into the second Tour stage wearing the green jersey. I wore it as representative for Cav, who after his win yesterday of course was in yellow. [more]

I had to ride the sprint the way I did

2016-07-02
Of course I am disappointed that I didn’t win today. But I had to ride the sprint the way I did. I was already in the wind at the 300 meter marker, otherwise the others would have boxed me in. [more]

The Tour is finally starting

2016-07-01
After a year’s abstinence, I will tomorrow again be at the start of the greatest race in the world. The Tour is finally starting! [more]

Only third in the Germans

2016-06-26
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough for a win today in the German championships. I wanted more and had more in my legs. My form is really good. [more]

Leaving the Giro

2016-05-14
With an eye to the long season still to come, together with the team I have decided to leave the Giro. After the difficult past year, I started this season early to work on my comeback. [more]

One day in pink

2016-05-10
Pleasure and struggle. That is how I could describe my day in pink. It was a hard race with a high tempo and very active from the start on. In the end, the profile proved to be harder than I thought. [more]

Second win and the pink jersey

2016-05-08
Done. Second stage win and the pink jersey at the Giro. I am happy and proud of us. The team gave everything today, to make this win possible. Thanks to the guys who tore themselves apart for me. [more]

Winning the Giro second stage

2016-05-07
Bam! What a win. What a team. Many thanks to the guys. We showed a lot of morale in the finale and didn’t let ourselves get confused when it suddenly got very tight. [more]

Fifth in Giro prologue

2016-05-06
Good legs, great mood and my girlfriend and her family along the course. Today it could really only go well for me. Frankly, I had not expected a fifth place in the prologue. [more]

Winning the first stage in Romandie

2016-04-28
Fortunately the organizers shortened the first stage of the Tour de Romandie yesterday. Right after I signed in for the stage a load of snow fell from the roof. There weather here is really extreme. [more]

Giro preparation at Romandie

2016-04-25
After a few days of rest and training in Spain I am now in Switzerland. Tomorrow is the start of the Tour de Romandie, which I will use as preparation for the Giro. [more]

Winning the Scheldeprijs for the fourth time

2016-04-07
For the fourth time I have won the Scheldeprijs. No other rider has ever done that before. [more]

Looking forward to the German Championships

2016-04-04
I will be present today when the course for the German Championships in Erfurt is presented and I am really happy that they are taking place in my hometown. [more]
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