Kathrin Schweinberger 5. in Trofee Maarten Wynants!
Our team started 12th May the 4. prestigious race of Lotto Cycling Cup 2019. Trofee Maarten Wynants is organized since 2014 in Helchteren. Like each year, the UCI 1.1 category race has a very high level, top teams come with their best sprinters to compete for the win.
Our Line-up was Kirstie van Haaften, Suzanne Verhoeven, Lotte Rotman, Fien Delbaere, Kathrin Schweinberger, Laura SÜßemilch, Christina Schweinbger. Sports Director Patrick Van Gansen asked the girls to work for the Austrian top-class sprinter Kathrin, who showed a very promising form in the past races.
Our riders did an amazing work with true confidence in the captain! They defended the young Austrian leader of Health Mate Ladies Team during a super fast and hard race. Despite technical issues, Kathrin Schweinberger won 50 UCI points in a spectacular endsprint!
“The race was quite hectic because it was a technical parcour, so the team had the job to surround me.” – told us Kathrin. “They kept me safe in the front of the peloton. Suzanne and Fien made sure that no attacks could escape. Kirstie, Lotte helped a lot as well and did a great job! Our plan was to pull up a train for the final, Christina and Laura brought me in a good position to sprint. Everyone raced very active, gave their all, I am proud at my teammates. Of course, we improve race by race, we gain experience, but in Trofee Maarten Wynants we made a big step!” – said Kathrin Schweinberger and informed us about some wonderful news in the near future!
“I will focus now on the one-day-race at first in Belgium, in combination with some quality training at my home in Tirol, Austria. The trust in my sprinting ability is becoming better and I know where I have some work to do. The Austrian Cycling Federation selected me for the European Games this June in Minsk, Belarus. Next to great chances coming up with Health Mate Ladies Team, this motivates me a lot!”
Kathrin and Christina Schweinberger have great media attention and respect in their nation as well, which is absolutely deserved with reaching world class results as 22-year-old riders! Bravo Ladies!