In the huge common room of the Team Trek, you could overlook Jolanda Neff almost. Almost, because although she is sitting inconspicuously on the table and a big Portion of green stuff is digging in, it is the center of attention in this huge Teambox close to the race track. A little later she stands up and sits back on your Bike in order to move the legs a little after the Effort of Friday night. In the Short Race, the prologue before the world Cup started from Sunday, she was Second.
Neff occupies the temporary space constructed out of a large tent and vehicles, as you know, nothing else. The opposite is the case. It is the first Time that you are sitting here, the amenities enjoyed by the Team Trek provides its bikers and bikers at the world Cup.
the large bike stage may have the 26-Year-old accustomed to, it starts already in their sixth season in the Elite. But, the care she receives at Trek, is a new experience. Neff moved on this season to the U.S. Team. The exchange in itself is nothing New, Trek already the fourth Team of your professional career. But the three Teams prior to that were all much smaller. Neffs new team based on the world Cup race, says it all: It is the largest of all the Teams.
From the beginning, team leader
The Rheintalerin not moved any rider to Trek, but as a new team leader. "You wanted me, why are you giving me certain freedoms," says Neff. Specifically, they could keep their personal sponsors. One with his Logo on the Bike present ("no one else"), and the other on the front side of the helmet are normally attached to personal sponsors to the side.
But that's just the marketing details. Neff also was not able to enforce that their physical therapist was hired by the Team. That is still her father Markus obsieht your Training, was a prerequisite.
Downhill progress made thanks to the friend
The team table in addition to Neff, Tracey Moseley, your new reference person at Trek sits. For the former Downhill world champion was created this season in a new Position: it is the link between drivers and Management. No Team is female dominated as the Cross-Country Trek: It consists of four riders and a driver.
For the change to Trek voice from Neffs point of view, also, that the Americans are in all Raddisziplinen active. You drove in the Winter, cycle cross, then some of the spring classics with the road team. But now, her focus is entirely on the mountain bike.
the cross race, you had escaped the Winter. She spent time in the summer to new Zealand, the home of her friend, the down-hill professional, Luca Shaw. Accordingly, they practiced on common exits preferably in the downhill and wondered whether the progress they made since. "I feel on the descents are incredibly safe and quickly," she says. To do this, you have to say is that Neff is one of the best Cross-Country driver was already downhill on the inside.
Typically, Neff was the Moment in the spring, when she was with Shaw in the United States. He's a Downhill race, you as a companion. Spontaneously, she decided to start also, the necessary protective equipment they had to borrow. The knee pads were both on the left and the Size L/XL. When Neff arrived at the bottom, they were slipped to her ankles down. "Because of two world Cup riders were on the inside. But the a broke in Training the shoulder, the other Hand," says Neff. What a Start abandoned? Not the Jolanda Neff: you won the race. And reported, in retrospect, the Team of your trip.
After an initial frown, you took the history of Trek with a sense of humour and sent her a Downhill equipment so that they would be dressed the next trip properly.
Clear message to the Sponsors: Neff is the best Biker smile be
Also athletes supervisor Moseley must. "Less than a handful of your competitors are the skills, so a down hill would have to compete in racing. And even less would start, because you would think about the consequences," she says.
What do you mean that Trek was with Neff satisfied, as long as this has Fun. "We want them to have the world's best mountain biker," says Moseley. This year, and next, when the Tokyo Olympic games in queue and it goes to the single title, the Neff is still missing.
What did Moseley as yet, agreed to you for Neffs future is very optimistic. "I have the feeling, as so much is yet to come," she says, and tells of her amazement as nonspecific Neff on the go: "she loves easy to drive wheel . This is refreshing and exciting." (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 18.05.2019, 22:25 PM