There were two victories at the German Championships in handbiking for Vico Merklein: In the 20 km time trial, he rode with an average speed of 40 km/h to the target and won this race. Furthermore he won another competition - the 46 km road race in the final sprint. World Cup Belgium
With two other podium finishes in Belgium Vico Merklein shows that it is not easy to beat him. Many athletes took advantage of this World Cup as preparation before the Olympics, so there started the complete world elite. The 17 km time trial had a winding course, but an average of 38 km/h was enough in this case, to win 12 seconds ahead the 2nd. Road race over 58 km: from the beginning he was the one who took the race in his hands. He decimated the large field about 30 athletes right in the first round. At the end there were two athletes left, they reached the finish line and here Vico won again in the final sprint.