The owner of the world’s most famous thighs challenged rising star of the UK sprint scene John Paul to a Rollapaluza race at the Good Friday meeting in London. We’ve met Robert before as well as team mates Stefan Nimke and Sebastian Doehrer, and once again he was charming and friendly, thanks for taking part Robert, hope to see you in Germany soon!
Updated: now with videos (below)
Robert warms up in front of huge crowds, below the race in full, thanks to AEphotos for the images.
Continuing his mission of meeting German cycling stars Winston has recorded on the pages of this very blog, Robert Forsterman, Stefan Nimke, Paul Voss, Christian Grasmann and Marcel Kalz…he scored a major triathlon hit recently when he encouraged German 2008 Beijing Olympic Triathlon champion Jan Frodeno to take to the rigs at the Oakley Time Trial Challenge in Hamburg.
Her’s a photo of a very cool Jan and an over-excited Winston. Photos and results for all competitors can be found here.
He’s had an incredible year, I don’t think his 11th place finish at the Scott Rollapaluza party ranks close to his World Cup overall win, his Olympic silver medal o second world title, but he was a great guy….the full story is on the main Rollapaluza DE site.
We’ve been invited to Kaprun, Austria for the annual “Bike Infection” Mounain bike festival. Thoughtful organisers have given Winston an extra night’s accomodation and festival passes to celebrate his birthday….looking forward to this one, which bike to take?
Unbelievable but true! Two living legends of cycling faced off on the Rollapaluza rigs for ITV4′s new series “the Cycle Show”. As you can see from the pic Caspar was beside himself to meet the pioneer of mountain biking and the famous bike designer / hour record breaker. This aired last night (moday 23rd July) and is available to view on ITV player (geo restricted) if you wanna see who won.
For the first time in about eught years. I’d had warnings via facebook about the cobbles and hill on the short circuit at the Scanhaus cup in Marlow, I didn’t worry. I should’ve. I rode in the Jedermann category which seemed to be a mixture of top juniors and guys who really should have licenses….I was dropped after on three of the 25 laps. Still I got to meet one of my heros, world sprint champion Stefan Nimke, plus localpro riding for a British team, Paul Voss.
Thanks to Rebecca Sadowsky for capturing my humiliation!