Imola (dpa) – The German cycling hope Maximilian Schachmann thinks the 2020 World Cycling Championships is just as important as usual.

“The World Cup will not lose its importance to me. I think there are still a lot of good drivers at the start. The tour has shown how extremely high the level is in 2020. It is still about the rainbow jersey. The World Cup is not going to happen. “Lost value”, said Schachmann of the German news agency before the races in Imola, Italy As the World Championship (24-27 September) only starts a few days after the end of the Tour de France, some strong drivers have their participation. cancelled.

In Imola, for example, Schachmann has to do without his two colleagues Emanuel Buchmann and Lennard Kämna. A cancellation was out of the question for the 26-year-old Berliner. Schachmann compares the World Championship course with start and finish on the Imola motorsport circuit with the Ardennes classics, in which the professional from Bora-hansgrohe shined third in 2019 in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. “I’m still the man for the final, I think,” said Schachmann of his role in the German team.

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