Ruhr2NorthSeaChallenge 2019

Peter Krins conduce la nueva bicicleta steelworks y explica cómo se ha preparado para el evento

Peter Krins

Peter Krins ya participó como triatleta en la Ironman

Un especial reto deportivo para hacer en bicicleta en el que participaron también muchos compañeros de Steel. Entre ellos, Peter Krins, empleado en el departamento de optimización de procesos de logística y deportista. Ya antes del amanecer del sábado 15 de junio, sobre las 4 de la mañana, comenzaba el reto Ruhr2NorthSeaChallenge, desde Duisburgo hasta Bensersiel, en el Mar del Norte .

Pero esta vez no lo hacía sobre cualquier bicicleta, sino en la bicicleta de alta gama steelworks de thyssenkrupp , una bici de primera categoría fabricada con nuestro acero . Con un cuadro tan ligero como el aluminio y con un diseño fascinante que hace sombra incluso a muchos cuadros de carbono. El deportista compartirá sus impresiones en un reportaje. Lea aquí la entrevista que le hicimos antes de la ruta.

Peter Krins con nuestra bicicleta steelworks

Peter Krins, 300 kilometers in one day is a big ask. How did you prepare?

Peter Krins: In my free time I compete in triathlons so I’m out on my racing bike a lot anyway. This year I also completed an intensive two-week endurance training camp in Fuerteventura. However, I have never cycled 300 kilometers in one go so this is going to be the longest day of my life in sporting terms. My main aim is to have fun though. I’m not looking to achieve a particularly fast time, most of all I want to enjoy the ride.

You are competing in the Ruhr2NorthSeaChallenge for the first time. Where did you get the idea from?

Krins: Our we.bike team had the idea while we were working on the steelworks racing bike. Riding it for 300 kilometers is also a practical test. We don’t just want to see how the material copes, we also want to test ride comfort over such a long distance.

What advice would you give to others who are considering taking on the challenge?

Krins: It’s important to be relaxed about training and the event itself. It’s supposed to be fun after all. I would also strongly recommend ensuring you get enough carbohydrates. I keep seeing this trend toward low-carb diets but anyone competing in an event like this needs energy – both for training and for the event itself – and the body can get it quickly from carbohydrates. No-one wants to hit the wall! But I think the most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.