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25 Sep 2018

“I've heard great things about the race”

German Naima Madlen (Olympia Factory Racing) debuts in GAES Catalunya Bike Race shifted by XTR, after being second in Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano 2018.


I have heard great things about GAES Catalunya Bike Race shifted by XTR, that’s why I am very happy to be able to race it and be back in Spain.

You face the race…

I expect a demanding and technical race. I prepared well to be with the Spanish team of Olympia Factory Cycling for the first time racing.

Your contenders are strong. 

The competition is strong, since some of the best cyclists will participate. I am very excited to meet to my friends Sandra Santanyes, Clàudia Galicia and Hildegunn Hovdenak. All of them have already celebrated many successes this year and it is a good opportunity to face them.

Is the first time you will be at Catalan territory. La Cerdanya is known as an ideal zone to mountain biking.

I am very happy to know Sandra Santanyes’s zone. For the images and videos that I have been able to see, it seems that is a dream place for cyclists. I think the return to Germany will be difficult…

The best moment of a stage race is…

The most special moment of a stage race is the environment and solidarity among riders. I am impressed by the last seconds before the start.




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