After three years with the team’s Development program, Marius makes the step up to the WorldTour in 2022 with the Men’s program. Honest in his reflection, Marius looks back on his time in the U23 ranks with maturity.
With the unity across the team, Marius has had the opportunity to compete in some races with the Men’s program already, including Coppi e Bartali where he took an impressive third place on the opening stage. It’s also something that he thinks will help as he makes the transition to the professional ranks.
Level-headed, Marius acknowledges that it has been a lot of hard work to get to where he is, but is fully aware that there is still a lot more to follow. He believes that the team’s planning with his program over the years has really helped, building him “up in a really good way; each year doing a bit more and more.”
Ready to take that next step, 2022 is a year of learning and continued development for Marius who just wants to build and become more consistent, learning from the older and more experienced riders such as John [Degenkolb] who has been an “inspiration” for him.
Off the bike Marius likes to just relax and chill by watching TV shows, and socialising with friends and family, keeping his mind occupied and give him another focus outside of cycling.