In preparation for the second half of the season, Marlen Reusser has been training at altitude in the Engadine for the past three weeks. After a difficult start, she found her rhythm again in the second half of the training camp and so she draws a positive conclusion: “After the involuntary break, it was really hard at the beginning,” says the 30-year-old Team SD Worx rider. “Everything was very tiring and my legs didn’t feel good. But in the end the performance went up and so did the fun,” Reusser continued. “Now I’m looking forward to the Tour de France and I’m curious how my form will be in the upcoming races.”
Reusser travelled on Sunday from the Engadine to her home in Bern, from where she will leave for Paris on Friday. There, on Sunday, the starting signal will be given for the Tour de France Femmes, which will be run for the first time since 2009. “An important step for women’s cycling, which will bring our sport even more attention. We are ready for it,” said the silver medallist in the time trial in Tokyo.
In total, the participants will complete eight stages over 1,034 km.