One of my best memories from Hamburg was shared with Emma Moffat and Aileen Reid. Photo: Janos Schmidt/ITU Media
I had a few questions lately and the answer is yes – I am racing in Hamburg.Â
The bags are packed and the flight leaving in the morning. I’m going back to Hamburg and I’m looking forward to it.
It’s my second attempt on the ITU WTS series the year, and altho things havn’t been perfect (they rarely are) and I still have ways to go in terms of fitness – it will be a nice trip.
I love the Hamburg race.Â
I love the city and the course – and the fact that all my races there has been above expectations so far in my career.
2006 I had my first top 20 (18th) in a World Cup event. 2007 I won the U23 World Champs. 2009 I got second to Emma Moffat in a breakaway trio, also joined on the podium by friend and training buddy Daniela Ryf. 2010 I won the race in a sprint finish (with Emma Moffat) and made my way back into the series after a very poor start. (also read the old blog from the week after that race for quite some interesting reflections)
Since then I haven’t raced due to injuries.
From whenÂ I started doing World Cups and World Series races my goal has always been to beat my ranking.
London earlier this year was one of the few times I didn’t manage to do that. I was ranked 53 into the race – and I equaled that number.
This time I’m ranked a career low 60.
And this time around – I really really want to beat that number…
If not I guess I would have to ask the ITU to extend the pontoon with a few positions or I won’t be able to fit…