Despite crash blisters, a mature Emanuel Buchmann wants to challenge the best pro cyclists in the Tour de France. He is in good shape.
No chatterbox, but all the faster on the bike: Emauel Buchmann, mountain rider Photo: dpa/Bernd Thissen
A pandemic like this can also have its advantages. The mouth-nose protection that Tour de France riders have to pull over their puffing face openings immediately after crossing the finish line seems to have been made for Emanuel Buchmann. In his six years as a pro, the son of a carpenter from Ravensburg has never spoken for as long as he does now under the protection of the mask.