OUR ROAD CAPTAINS

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PHIL EHMKE "PHIL"

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BORJA PEREZ "BORGI"

Cycling since: 2010
Previous sport: Triathlon (still being the main one)
First race or event ever: Rieps
Why did you start cycling?: It's one of the triathlon disciplines
Your best race or event ever: Rieps
Favourite cycling race event: Paris Roubaix
The good (about cycling): The feeling of freedom
The bad (about cycling): The disrespectful car drivers
The ugly (about cycling): Crashes and cold days on the bike
Your favourite GRUPPETTO item and why? Gravity Culotte and Gilet cuz they fit perfectly. Both are a must!
Top 5 climb or wanna ride: Stevio, Mortirolo, Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux and Monte Zoncolan
Favourite pre-race or long ride meal: Porridge and banana bread
Favourite post-race or long ride meal: Pizza
Wanna share a recipe? Banana bread
Cycling mantra / favourite quote: Puerta grande o enfermería which means Champs or hospital

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TOBIAS PUCK "TOBI"

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FLORIAN REINECKE "FLO"

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JASPER KORTH

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JOHANNA ZIMMERMANN

Cycling since: 2020
Previous sport: Gymnastics and CrossFit
First race or event ever: Cycling holidays in Tuscany
Why did you start cycling?: I was bored during COVID lock down
Your best race or event ever: Bike packing in South Germany with Gran Fondo Magazine
The good (about cycling): Meeting wonderful people who share the same passion for cycling
The bad (about cycling): In Germany does not exist good cycling lanes
The ugly (about cycling): Washing the bike
Your favourite GRUPPETTO item and why? Winter soft-shell jacket, because is warm and has a long back
Favourite pre-race or long ride meal: Vegan Bircher Müsli
Favourite post-race or long ride meal: Apple juice

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NICOLE

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HINNERK SIEMSEN "HINNI"

Cycling since: 2020
Previous sport: Professionell sailing, volleyball, handball
First race or event ever: none so far
Why did you start cycling?: Covid pushed me into doing sports outside when I moved to Hamburg in April 2020. The warm welcome by Captain Tobi and all the Gruppetto Hamburg riders made me obsessed with cycling and getting fitter over the winter to keep up in 2021 with the best ;) Many Zwift rides and group workouts as well as the race series on Zwift made that happen!
Your best race or event ever: Paceheads Race series finale..
Favourite cycling race event: Tour of Flanders
The good (about cycling): Riding with your mates and just enjoying the ride
The bad (about cycling): Spending way to much money on awesome new things
The ugly (about cycling): Prevalent elitism and the thought that you MUST have top end equipment or world tour rider power to be able to participate in the sport and be respected by others. Gruppetto Hamburg luckily imparts the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, respect and loyalty, that's why I feel at home here
Your favourite GRUPPETTO item and why? The Gruppetto race jersey, because it fits like a glove
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BERNHARD WEITZE "BERNI"

Cycling since: 2008
Previous sport: athletics
First race or event ever: 2008
Why did you start cycling?: Fell in love with the sport somehow
Your best race or event ever: Camp. Cronoindividueale Siracusa 2008
Favourite cycling race event: Tour of Cyprus
The good (about cycling): Meeting people from all over
The bad (about cycling): Haven not found anything yet
The ugly (about cycling): Crashing and not be able to ride
Your favourite GRUPPETTO item and why? The community maillot cuz I feel a part of something big
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FLORIAN KÖRNER

Cycling since: 2019
Previous sport: athletics
First race or event ever: Cyclassics 2019
Why did you start cycling?: In 2019 my friends and I decided to randomly sign up for the sprint distance at Vierlanden-Triathlon. A stupid thought at first turned out to be a great challenge to train for three disciplines at the same time. Well, I sucked at swimming and running, but had so much fun riding the bike, that I instantly signed up for Cyclassics right after the triathlon and therefore kept up with cycling ever since.
Favourite cycling race event: Giro d'Italia
The good (about cycling): Riding in the outdoors, being with friends and the coffee afterwards
The bad (about cycling): Equipment pricing and disrespectful car drivers
The ugly (about cycling): Crashes
Your favourite GRUPPETTO item and why? Attitude white maillot
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HAUKE

Cycling since: 2017
Previous sport: BMX
First race or event ever: Vättern300 in 2017
Why did you start cycling?: Schnapsidee
Your best race or event ever: Zwift
Favourite cycling race event: Strade Bianchi
The good (about cycling): Being out in the nature (..or pain cave)
The bad (about cycling): Price tags
The ugly (about cycling): Meritocrazy
Your favourite GRUPPETTO item and why? The community jersey as it nicely trigger some sense of belonging 
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