When I was still in school in 2002, I began my career with a MTB by riding CC-races. In my first season, I ended up on the first place in the youth ranking. Because I didn´t like the short races really much, because they´re to hard, I tried myself on long distance races. And at dual or fourcross-events. These were quite more stress free.
After riding fort wo years dual and fourcross, I became an official member of the German 4X National Team and started by wearing the jersey of Germany on plenty of races of the UCI-World-Cup, as well like at European Championhips. I travelled to lots of races all over Europe and rode over really awesome courses. It was really fantastic, to ride together will all of the stars of our sport. A time I won´t ever forget. Than, I had a really bad crash at a World-Cup race in Schladming, Austria, where I received 16 broken bones and so I my career as a downhill rider ended.
Luckily, I was able to use my legs after this injuries. Not everybody in this sport, by having this kind of crash is so lucky. But I knew for sure, that I´ll ride my bike again. Many don`t understand this, but anyone who never been married to with a Sport, can´t understand this decision. While I was still in rehab, I registered myself for a 24h race…a goal, which motivated myself, and brought me back my power.
Than, the 24h races became my favourite races. They were some kind of spare for the 4X-races. In 2011, I got my breakthrough, I became World Champion of the 24h MTB indoor race and in 2012 I became German Champion in the 12h indoor Race.
During the last year I participated at several races for a road bike-team and there I found another passion. But I really missed my MTB, and so I put my road bike by the side, to ride this year under the protection of the skull, and I want to race several MTB, but also some road bike races. But the main thing is for me, to ride races, which I like and attract me…
When I´m not on my bike, I try to become a doctor. After studying for half a decade at the university of Göttingen. I´ll start my practical course in the hospital of Wolfenbüttel, near Braunschweig. And so, I´ll race down the streets and forest ways all around Braunschweig.
I often been underestimated because of my size 160cm, but I think riding in the Pirate jersey, will show you that I´m up to no good and that I´m not just riding bike, I´m racing bike.
Steckbrief von Caro