Stage wins at the Arctic Race of Norway Criterium Daupiné, Tour of Alberta, and Giro d'Italia.
All the classics, but especially Milan–San Remo and Paris-Roubaix.
This year my big goals are the classics and the Tour de France. The Tour starts in Düsseldorf and I am looking forward to racing in my own country. It will be an interesting year. With Michael Matthews, Phil Bauhaus, Max Wahlscheid and myself, we have four different kind of sprinters in the team. We will decide whose qualities are best suited to each course. Phil and Max normally are best at sprinting in the short races, Michael is a world class sprinter in the hilly courses and I need a long and hard race to win a sprint.
The Sonnenberg near Hamburg. When I was young I liked to go up this hill, because you have a beautiful view from the top and nice houses. It’s a really steep climb. I once crashed while descending, but I still loved training there.