Mountain bike and triathlon pros Anna and Jörg Scheiderbauer want to share their experiences and are starting a junior mountain bike team. In the short term, the pair wants to get more children and young adults into mountain biking; in the long term, they want to ease the transition from regional German races to the international stage.
Girls and boys aged 8 to 17 in the Ortenau area are welcome to apply. In its first year, ten spots are available. Those selected will receive Ghost bike kits and team apparel. They will also receive training plans tailored for their age. The young guns will get to practice on the Offenburg World Cup course and participate in local events.
Written applications, including a short profile, brief description of athletic goals, prior results and motives for wanting to join the team can be mailed until March 31 to scheiderbauer.com sports, Weinstr. 173, 77654 Offenburg/Rammersweier, Germany.