Christine Majerus is facing an anniversary season. The beacon of experience within Team SD Worx is starting her tenth year within the team. "You can always count on her," stresses sports manager Danny Stam. "She is a good rider who still continues to perform at the top level. All these years, we as a team have enjoyed Christine a lot and she is still hugely motivated. Furthermore, she is a real team player. Especially for the younger riders, it is important to have an experienced routine rider like Majerus to show them the way in the team."
'Team spirit' and 'Majerus' could be synonyms, as virtually all her teammates put her name forward as the biggest team player within SD Worx. "Christine knows what she is doing and shares her experience with the younger riders," says Niamh Fisher-Black. "She never puts her own interests first, she likes to help others." Majerus: "This way, I can also give something back to cycling that has brought me so much beauty. I am indeed a rider who often puts herself at the service of the team. But with this team I also know that from time to time I can ride for my own chance in various races. It was nice to see how happy everyone was when I put the 2019 Boels Ladies Tour in my name."
The Luxembourger has been crowned national road and field champion every year since 2010. In time trial, she repeats that trick with 15 national titles. But she has also been a fixture at the top in international cycling for years, an indispensable pawn within Team SD Worx. "The team starts in every race with the plan to win. Getting to the top is difficult, but being number one in the UCI ranking for so many years in a row is really special. Again and again we have to confirm our status. I do sometimes wonder how we managed that. We have worked with several top riders in recent years, but each time there is a team. The secret of this team is its collective strength. Every race we have a few candidates for the win. We work together towards that goal and at the end we will see who wins, and as long as it is someone from Team SD Worx, we're happy," concludes the Luxembourger.