von Stetten

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Laurin von Stetten

Home/Place of residence: München
Age: 18
Nickname: Lauchin
Rider type: Berg, GC Fahrer
Previous teams: Maloja Pushbikers Future Stars, Team Auto-Eder

Who or what particularly motivated you to pursue a career in cycling?

The professional work at RSV Irschenberg motivated me a lot. Coach Christian Lichtenberg was an important mentor with his wisdom about cycling, racing and race tactics, his humour and his assertiveness. Also the contact with Giro d’Italia winner Claudia Lichtenberg or Christian Grasmann made me realise what my goal is and gave me the opportunity to exchange ideas with professionals.

Greatest sporting successes

An important victory was the JP Judendorf-Straßengel race. There I won the mountain classification and came third overall.
We were very successful with the Auto Eder Bayern team. I did most of the helping work and every time the team won through my efforts I felt a sense of achievement.

What are your goals for the season?

After my serious accident in the summer of 2020, my priority is to get into good basic shape and to be able to perform well throughout the year. Especially in mountainous races I want to show my strength and hopefully achieve a top 10 finish in one or two races.

What does cycling mean to you?

For me, cycling means letting go and concentrating on one thing. It gives me vitality, relaxes me and is a lot of fun. I’m happy every time I get on my bike.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in the World Tour.

Is there a tradition you live by?

No, not really. I rather break traditions. For example, my whole family is involved in the arts, in performing. I, on the other hand, don’t have that much to do with it.