Knees want on the side of Martin the Olympic time trial

Christian Knees in the Road World Championships in Ponferrada | Photo: Cor Vos

12.18.2014 | (Lucky Strike) – Christian Knees is in also in his fifth year at Team Sky be primarily as a helper on the go. But the Rheinbacher will “be so good that I can sometimes ride for victory” in the coming season in the spring classics, as compared to announced. Knees taken to have no special race in the eye, but his dream would be to “get in on Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders in the final front” to.

After the past two years has not worked with the nomination for the tour squad, would like to once again create the “Cut” the German champion in 2010. “My chances are just as good as in previous years, first time I am in the extended squad. Which is then thinned towards tour continues, “Knees, who emphasized given the personnel strength of his team said:” The fact that the tour participation I have just missed the last two years, is no shame if you go for Sky. But I am motivated to create it this year. “

Before it hopefully goes in July to the tour, the all-rounder has to complete a demanding program again. It starts in February with two races of the Mallorca Challenge, followed by the Katar- and the Tour of Oman, which denies Knees in preparation for the Spring European race. The cobblestone races then form the first highlight of the season.

In preparation, he has not changed much compared to previous years. “Last year I was happy with my season and I will build since 2014 are based on,” he said. Knees, who is 34 years old in March and has initially agreed with the management of the British racing team on a contract extension only for another year, but do not think for a long time about quitting. “I have more than one year in the legs,” he said. “I still have a lot of fun cycling and do not feel old enough for retirement.”

For his twelfth season as a professional then be Knees “desires health, everything else comes or not. But health is the most important thing. “A great sporting goal is still something in the distance, but is nevertheless already noted on the schedule. “I’ve never participated in the Olympics – to be in Rio in 2016 at the start, that would be a destination for me, as a second German participants behind Tony Martin in the time trial,” said Knees, which therefore again more on this discipline want to focus on. On the other hand is not an issue of the hour record, which again is on the rise in the road professionals. “This is not an issue,” said Knees height succinctly. this code