Congratulations for winning at the NRW Bombtrack and the Weser Ems Cup (of couse with ROhloff chain oil and tools)
Citec CX team Lower Saxony with two wins at the end of the season!
What an ending of the Cyclocross season for the CX team Lower Saxony. Above all, especially Martin Nitzschmann could impress at the end of the season. After having worked his way up to the overall result, it seemed like the season was over for him when he caught COVID-19... But we didn't know Martin back then!! Here is a short resume of the past three NRW rounds:
„After I caught COVID-19 the past week, I had to start the cup because of my placement. From the first starting row, I could reach position 4 in the first curve. By skipping the hurdles of two U23 national cyclists (Luca Harter and Jonas Köpsel) could distance themselves. In the second chasing group, I was fighting for the 3rd postition with two other cyclers. One of them, Tim Neffgen my direct enemy in the overall rating. Together we could quickly distance ourselves. Unfortunately I made a mistake 4 rounds before the end. I lost approx. 30 seconds because of switching the rear wheel. After one round of regenerating in the next group of four I quickly hived off and started going after them. Unfortunately to connect I missed 10 seconds/ one round on 3rd position. Therefore I ranked 5th. More importantly though, the first one in the overall rating made a mistake and lost his rank.“
05.03.2023 Cologne Pulheim:
„I actually got to know the overall leadership yesterday. The course was equipped with very steep stairs with over 50 steps, double hurdle and long straight ways. Of course there was a focus on the overall rating. Gerrit Rosenkranz just didn't have a chance against the competition Luca Harter and Jonas Köpsel today. After a cycling mistake and a fall on my side, I had to start catching up until I could attack Tim Neffgen myself, 2 round before the end and in the end placed 5th 2 points before him. A special highlight was the attendance of André Geipel, who only very closely placed 4th.
Here is a nice video of the fight with André Geipel:
12.03.2023 Finals in Radevormwald
The last run in Radevormwald was everything for Martin. On the very demanding and, because of the many rainfalls, heavy circuit, he had to concentrate on his direct competitor Tim Neffgen. Martin succeded that from the start. He quickly distanced himself from his competitors and cycled for the podest for a long time. In the end he had to put up with 4th place, but he did save himself the overall win in the elite in the Bombtrack NRW Cross Cup. He won with 244 points, before Tim Neffgen and Jonas Köpsel (both in the Radsport Nagel CX team) with 237 and 212 points.
Stephanie Buchheister could celebrate her second season win in her second cross season ever at the Weser Ems Cup. After she run herself a comfortable advantage before the last run in Preußisch Oldendorf, she was happy about the 8th place in the daily classification. After a good start, she cycled a safe race over the as expected heavy and muddy circuit in Oldendorf, to not endanger the overall win.
She won with 376 points before Stepahine Paul (RSG Hannover) 336 and Diana Westerheide (RSG Hannover) with 214 points.
That day, Tobias Lampe celebrated his biggest triumph of his career. Since the third run of the series, Tobias was among the top three in the overall classification. Just before the end of the series, after he had caught a bad flu, it almost seemed like, it unfortunately would not be enough in the end. But sometimes a little luck is also necessary... and so the evergreen of the CX team Niedersachsen, could, after a 12th place in Preußisch Oldendorf, defend his 2nd place in the overall rating.
Winner was Robert Mitschke (RSC Oldenburg) with 342 points. Followed by Martin Kaminski (RSG Hannover) with 311 points.
With these excellent results, the team says goodbye and goes into the well-earned summerbreak.