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person

  • name: Maximilian Brandl

  • date of birth: 25.06.1997

  • domicil: Freiburg

  • high: 185 cm

  • weigh: 70 kg

  • studdies: BSc. Biologie at Albert-Ludvigs-Universität Freiburg

  • hobbies: cooking or coffee with friends, gardening, bouldering, skiing, beeing outdors 

  • trainer: Marc Schäfer

  • team: LEXWARE Mountainbike Team

successes

  • 2017 (U23)

    • bronze medal world champs​

    • 2nd at world cup in Lenzerheide

    • German national champion

    • HC Bundesliga victory Heubach

    • 2nd HC race Bad Säckingen

  • 2016 (U23)

    • 4th at world cup in Andorra​

    • C1 Bundesliga victory Neustadt

    • bronze medal at national champs

    • 2nd HC Bundesliga Heubach

    • 2nd C1 Portugal cup Marraces (elite category)

  • 2015 (U19)

    • vize world champion​

    • European Team-Relay champion

    • bronze medal at European championships

    • German national champion

    • UCI Junior Series victory in Gränichen

    • 3rd in the U19 world ranking

    • 3 Bundesliga victories and overall win

  • 2014 (U19)

    • 4th at German national ​championships

    • 17th at world championships

    • 13th at two UCI Junior Series races 

about me

My name is Maximilian Brandl, I´m 20 years old and professional cyclist at Lexware Mountainbike Team.

 

I was born near Stuttgart, grew up in Lohr, where my home club is, the RV Victoria Wombach. In the end of the 2015 season I moved to Freiburg in the south-west of Germany. Here I started studyng Biology and I´ve been profiting from the good training possibilities, such as the Olympic training center, many other top level cyclists and the neighbourhod to my team headquarter in Kirchzarten.

My first international success was in 2014 in U19 category, when I had a constant season in between the top10 and top20 at the UCI Junior Series and at my first world championships in Hafjell (Norway) before I had a puncture in the last lap laying on 8th position (I finished 17th).

In 2015 I made it to an international top level, winning the  UCI Junior Series in Gränichen (Switzerland), the German national championships and the silver medal at the world championships in La Massana (Andorra) - still one of my greatest experiences.

Also in the first year of U23 category I could increase my level, but had to work myself up through the world ranking. Step by step my world cup results became better: 16th, 11th, 8th and finally 4th in La Massana. Of course that was my highlight in that season, especially because I had a sickness before the world championships in Nove Mesto (Czech Republic) and only reached the 28th place.

My second year of U23 category brought incredible highs but very hard lows as well. After starting super successfully in the season with a 2nd place at HC race Bad Säckingen and winning the HC categorized Bundesliga in Heubach. Only two days later I broke my left wrist and was forced to wear a cast for 6 weeks. But I worked very hard and had great support during that time and 4 weeks later I was back on my level and could reach my best world cup result so far: 2nd place in Lenzerheide (Switzerland). Two weeks later I won my second national title after having a mechanical in the first lap that cost me 1:30 min. One week later, next low: European Championships. After falling back on nearly the last position after one lap I still couldn´t find my strengths or concentration and I quit to not risk a crash or further physical problems. Luckily I had enough time to solve the problems until world championships in September in Cairns, Australia. It has been my biggest success to win the bronze medal there and I´m very thankful about everyone who supported me and brought me that far.

2019 started with an early world cup and a training camp in South Africa which went quite well. Then I had some very very good results before the home world cup in Albstadt. But after that luck wasn´t on my side and none of the world cups and the world championships as well went as I hoped. At least I could defend my national champion title and win the sliver medal at the world championships team-relay. Luckily the end of the season had some sweet moments for me. Together with my teammate Georg Egger I could win the Ford Epic Israel S1 partner stage race and had two more great results during the Israel trip. It was a very emotional victory which gave me back the power and motivation to work harder than ever for the 2019 season.

Since 2015 I changed my nutrition to vegan. At first I did it just for health reasons and it was not a sudden cut but after getting into that theme I decided to be strict. I´m not missing anything, except that plant based food are sometimes not that functional for cooking or baking, but veganism is also about seeing animals not as something funktional or kind of tool, but as equal creatures. Nowadays, vegan recipes also have endless possibilities and with a little bit of creativity there are nearly no bounds set to you.

Now I´m looking forward to the 2019 season.

Go ride your bike!

Any questions or suggestions?

Get in touch!

sponsors

naturARTen: vegan superfoods

LEXWARE | haufe.group: software

Scott: bicycles

Shimano: bike components

Paul Lange: bike distributer

SR Suntour: suspensions

Cuore: clothing

KASK: helmets

friends

Marc Schäfer: coach

Markus Bauer-Mountainbiking: mentor

Lynn Sigel Fotografie: photographer

Scholderbeck: organic backery from Weilheim (Teck)

ReCycling-Products: re- and upcycled bicycle parts

Copyrights 2018 Maximilian Brandl