Full gas into 2021
A week ago, I started the winter training. Today, I was again selected for the national team. A great winter is ahead of me.
I’m looking back on a pretty unspectacular season 2020. In February and March, I spent time in training camps in Spain and Portugal, preparing for the races ahead and I was looking forward to them. But as you know, things turned out differently. Lockdown No. 1 arrived and spring was literally over. Instead of racing the first competitions in April, I was training more than ever. In June, I spent 3 weeks in St. Moritz with some friends in a high-altitude training camp. It was fun to train in smaller groups again and especially in a different place, and not always from my own front door. In summer, we actually had two competition weekends, but exclusively for the elite, and a training camp with the squad in Gstaad.
The anticipation of a more competitive autumn was big. At the only test races of the year I got qualified for the only international event of the year, the Euromeeting in Czech Republic. But the Swiss Championships in the sprint, middle and long distance remained the highest of the feelings. Lockdown No. 2 unfortunately ended the season early.
Nevertheless, my first season in the elite class was a success. I was able to increase the amount of training considerably, deliver some solid results and trying to blend in the team.