Anna Baylis-Scheiderbauer, who has won the TriStar Germany as an amateur last weekend, has shown at the Bike Festival in Willingen that she is one of the best allrounders.
On the 125 km long race with 3700 meters altitude difference, Baylis-Scheiderbauer managed to finish on third place. The congenial Australian and ambassador of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Team
always finds a balance between physical performance and management functions. In fact Baylis-Scheiderbauer has organised the Marathon Challenge with 2,000 participants just four weeks ago and a week later, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Offenburg. At the same time she searches her personal challenge both in triathlon and in mountain biking.
The race in Willingen was extremely debilitating as the weather changed completely during the race to brief rain. Birgit Söllner, the second of Trans Germany, won the race superior in 5:44:53 hours before Arielle Boek-van Meurs from the Netherlands. Anna Baylis-Scheiderbauer used the race in Willingen as preparation for the Ironman in Frankfurt in early July. "The fact that I can finish one of the most prestigious mountain bike marathons on the podium makes me very happy", said Baylis-Scheiderbauer satisfied. This week she is in the Austrian ÖTZTAL for occupational reasons planning the big FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Team festival (17.-19. September) in the Area 47.
Her husband Jörg Scheiderbauer was struggling with malady and had to quit his race in Willingen. Natasha Binder despite stomach problems with a fantastic race
The 41-year-old Natascha Binder, who has finished the Trans Germany on a outstanding seventh place, contracted a gastrointestinal infection a few days before the Bike Festival in Willingen. After her sensational third Place over a long distance in Riva (ITA) in early May, Binder once again offered a great performance and finished the small round with 50 km and 1,700 meters of altitude after 2:23:10 hours as third. With the Swede Pia Sundstedt the favorite won the race before Sandra Gockert from Germany. After a hard crash Carolin Schiff finished the race on 22nd position.
Marzinke at the World Cup on the podium
With two third places Yvonne Marzinke (FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Team)
has returned from the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup of Segovia (ESP).
In the road race at cold 10 ° C and continuous rain, Marzinke crossed the finish line as second. And also at the time trial, the athlete of the handicap class C2 managed to reach the third fastest time. For the 13 km long course the native Munich needed 24:03 minutes. Thus Marzinke collected important world cup ranking points for her biggest goal London 2012.