Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 12:28
Christine Majerus’ World Cup is coming to an end on Sunday. Luxemburger, who usually plays for SD Worx, got a flat tire at the start of the race and had to wait a long time for a new wheel. Too long, she thinks. on Instagram It was mainly attacking Shimano, which supplied the neutral equipment cars for the World Cup.
If I had known that, I would have stayed home. Terrible environmental footprint of just 10km of course…”, begins Magirus her story. “Usually it’s not a big deal to have a puncture at the start of a race. But with a (very) big peloton, a joint team leader’s car (No. 21), which was in use due to a Ukrainian rider falling behind, and above all a neutral Shimano car that ignored my request to change a wheel, the race was over before this race even started.
“Normally, I don’t complain publicly when things don’t go the way they could have,” Majerus continues. “I can live with it if I fail, but yesterday (Sunday, ed.) was very unfair because I couldn’t even try. I understand that not everyone can have the number one team leader’s car and that not everyone wants to support me (thanks Switzerland for considering it, but In the end … no)”.
“But I always thought those ugly blue cars (pointing to Shimano cars, ed.) were up for it. But they’re clearly just there to add five more cars or more to the already very long caravan,” said Magirus, who eventually concluded with a no-buy call. Shimano, why are you there if you don’t do something Luxemburger rides it self in SD Worx with SRAM gear.
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