Annika Langvad
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11. listopada 2020

Nenajavljeno je odjeknula vijest na margini Svjetskog prvenstva, o oproštaju jedne od najboljih brdskih biciklistica na svijetu od profesionalnog sporta…

Etapne utrke i maratoni odavno su upisani u njen DNK. Posljednjih deset godina vozila je olimpijski kros na najvišoj razini, u međuvremenu je završila za diplomiranu stomatologinju, postizala rezultate na cestovnim utrkama s ekipom Boels-Dolmans gotovo dvije sezone (drugo mjesto na Strade Bianche), a marki Specialized odana je od 2013. godine. Simpatična i uporna Dankinja 22. je ožujka napunila 36 godina.

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So, here’s a big announcement: I’m retiring from professional racing. Now is the time. These 10 years of racing will probably be some of the most intense time of my entire life and now I’m ready to devote myself to other things in life. I’ve been thinking a lot about what reflections to share with you, since it’s been quite a rollercoaster of emotions leading up to this point. This is not a decision made overnight, it has been at the back of my mind for a long time – first time was in 2016, where I went to finish dentistry school after the season. But when you are on a high and you are wearing the rainbow jersey it’s just so easy to continue one more year. And thanks to @iamspecialized there were always new adventures that made every next season too tempting to resist. The support and opportunities from @iamspecialized is and always will be the absolute center of my career and something I forever will be grateful for. I grabbed a lot of those opportunities and managed to turn some of them into experiences and accomplishments that I didn’t even dare dreaming of, while other opportunies made me face some of my inner deamons. Also, I will forever be grateful for having @bonnethomas by my side through it all. You are my rock and none of this would have been possible without you ❤️ In the end – I wouldn’t want to be without any of those adventures at all (good or bad) or any of the special people I’ve met along the way. Not a single one. It all contributed to who and where I am today. But now it’s time. I’m feeling satisfied and content and okay with things as they are. I’ve played my role. I’m ready to move on. This weekend was supposed to be my last World Champs. Sadly, I’ve been struggling with a stomac bug since Nove Mesto, which has left me drained and not able to be on the start line. I wish my teammates and all riders a fantastic race 🙏

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Rezultati za povijest

  • Peterostruka svjetska prvakinja u MTB maratonu. Prvi put 2011. u Montelllu, godinu dana kasnije u Ornarnsu i 2014. u Pietermaritzburgu. Slijedili su Singen 2017. i Auronzo di Cadore 2018. godine.
  • Svjetska viceprvakinja i bronca u MZB maratonu. 2015. u Val Gardeni i 2010. u Sankt Wendelu.
  • Svjetska prvakinja u olimpijskom krosu 2016. u Novem Mestu u Moravskoj.
  • Sedam pobjeda u Svjetskom kupu (olimpijski i kratki kros).
  • Pet pobjeda u etapnoj utrci ABSA Cape Epic.
  • 2016. osvojila je poznati Leadvile 100 i bila prva žena koja je ovu utrku odvozila za manje od sedam sati.

Ovako ju je naš Grega Stopar prošlog tjedna uhvatio u fotografski objektiv, kada nitko u Novom Mestu u Moravskoj nije znao da joj je to posljednja utrka na najvišoj natjecateljskoj razini.

Sretno Annika Langvad!

Naslovna fotografija Michal Cerveny Photography

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