Trixi Worrack

Three months ago, First Endurance rider Trixi Worrack (CANYON-SRAM) had emergency surgery to remove her left kidney. Today, she was crowned German individual time trial champion after she stormed around the 26.2km course in 36 minutes and 47 seconds.

Following a crash at Alfredo Trofeo Binda race in Italy in March, Worrack underwent emergency surgery to remove a completely ruptured kidney. After 11 weeks of intense rehabilitation, Worrack made a return to racing at the German Auensteiner Radsporttage two-day tour on 11 June. In the first days following surgery Worrack made clear her intentions to return to racing and the 34 year old has demonstrated today she is already back to nothing less than spectacular form.

“I’m super pleased today. I saw the course once before. It was hilly with no real flat sections and at the end a harder climb.” said Worrack. “Mieke (Kröger), Lisa (Brennauer) and I all started one after the other, so I had Alex Bauer and Erik Zabel in the car following me. I wasn’t sure really how hard to go at the start of the race. Because of my long break from racing I didn’t know how long I could sustain the power for in a time trial for 26km.”

Winner of the ITT national title in 2009 Worrack now looks forward to continuing her preparations for the remainder of the 2016 season, including an eye on selection for the Rio Olympics. “I am really happy with the win. I thought before today that if I had a good race I would make the podium. But I have recovered well since my first race back two weeks ago and now I’m looking forward to a proper race program.” More here about First Endurance EFS Supplements.