Please introduce yourself briefly (name, age, place of residence)
Daniel Schilling, 26 from Lauffen am Neckar, Germany
Who else is in your family?
My friend Larissa, with whom I live together.
What is your profession? What do you like about it?
I work as a project manager for product and process planning at an automotive supplier. The broad spectrum that the job covers, from development and design, through plant design and automation, to the finished product, there are many interesting tasks to be mastered.
What do sport in general and mountain biking in particular mean to you?
For me, sport is the balance to everyday life, but it's also where I can let my thoughts run wild. And mountain biking is the perfect way to enjoy nature and our beautiful forests.
Is there anything else for you other than work and mountain biking?
I spend my free time with my girlfriend and friends.
If time permits, we like to go hiking in the Allgäu.
What memories/experiences have you had with MaXalami?
Fortunately, I only needed Maxalami once in the race up to now, on the Ultra-Bike 2018. But it worked perfectly, sausage went in and on. During training it saved me the tour several times.
How do you manage to reconcile your training with work and family or friends?
During the week the days are quite tightly organized. But here my girlfriend keeps my back very clear.
But on weekends sport and girlfriend can be connected very easily, because she also rides mountain bikes. Then the training session is simply extended 😉
How many hours a week do you work and how many do you train?
I work about 45 hours per week and train between 13-20 hours.
Do you adapt your diet to your sport and what do you pay attention to?
I already eat consciously and healthily, whereby I do not pursue any special trend like LowCarb, etc., that never worked properly with me.
What does a typical day during the week look like for you?
5:15 a.m. getting up, small breakfast and a coffee
9:30 am Breakfast
12:00 am Lunch
20:00 Dinner and afterwards on the sofa
22:00 Bed rest
What do you remember most about the past season?
The last season unfortunately didn't go as well as I had hoped and for the first time I was really sick during the season. Nevertheless I like to remember the Ultra-Bike, it finally went uphill again and with the hammer atmosphere the race feeling came back quickly.
What goals have you set yourself for the 2020 season?
In 2020 my highlight is the stage race the Alpentour Trophy in Schladming.