Max Schachmann: It was always my dream to be a GC rider
Mar 15 2020 09:58 pm CET

Max Schachmann: It was always my dream to be a GC rider
Max Schachmann: It was always my dream to be a GC rider
Photo of Max Schachmann (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Max Schachmann has taken the overall victory at the last race of the calendar for now: Paris-Nice.

The rider and his team managed to control the last stage of the race and it took some big efforts from the German national champion, but he managed to successfully defend his overall lead. Even though Tiesj Benoot (Sunweb) attacked in the last kilometres and managed to grab some seconds, this was not enough to move Schachmann out of the first GC spot.

"It's such a great feeling to win Paris-Nice but this was a very, very hard day," said the rider. "Felix Grossschartner, Patrick Konrad and Michael Schwarzmann did a brilliant job today, they controlled the race by themselves. The finale was really hard for me, especially the last 3km were, honestly, very painful, like going through hell. But right now, I'm in heaven and every small pain in my legs is worth it.

"This is the fourth year of my professional career and this victory is certainly my biggest success so far and one of the most important steps. It feels so great because my whole life people were doubting I could be a GC rider and it was always my dream. Here I am now, having won one of the most prestigious one-week stage races."







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