The career changer
It wasn’t until the U23 level that Patrick Reißig decided to take up cycling, having previously played football. The possibility of pushing his own limits and having to leap over them to get ahead appeals to him. He loves the contrast between being proud of himself and constantly overcoming the status quo. In 2021, for example, his top 10 finish in the overall standings of the Radbundesliga showed that he can have a consistent and solid racing season. Last year he was able to convince for the Pushbikers with third place on the fourth stage at Belgrade Banjaluka (2.1). He just can’t do without sport; Patrick considers competitive sport as a lifestyle to be immensely valuable, also as a complement to his job as a primary school teacher.