Schomburg Admits Viking Fear

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Jonas Schomburg admits the threat of Norwegian duo Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden is currently his biggest fear on the Super League Triathlon circuit.

The German pro qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games at Tokyo’s test event in August 2019 by finishing 9th.

Answering a question directly from a Super League Triathlon fan on The Power Up Show this week, Schomburg said:

For me the Norwegians are the most feared competitors on the Super League circuit. Like me, Gustav [Iden] and Kristian [Blummenfelt] love a breakaway. They are always super strong on the bike and always keen to break from the pack. I really love racing with them.

You can never truly plan a breakaway. I have raced a lot of races since being a junior, so I feel like I now have a gut feeling of when and when not to do it.

Sometimes it is about playing your cards at the right moment. It is a lot of fun waiting for those right moments during a race.

Schomburg delivered his best career finish in Super League Triathlon with a sublime breakaway to beat off the Olympic podium experience from Henri Schoeman and Jonathan Brownlee to win Round 1 of the Men’s Eliminator in Singapore in February 2019.

The young German’s overall results in Sentosa helped him to a sixth place finish in the far-east which Schomburg has sadly been unable to replicate so far this 2019-20 season with a 14th place finish in Jersey and a DNF in Malta.

Despite his slow start to his latest Super League season, Schomburg believes there is more to come from him against some of the worlds best and is determined to deliver with Super League.

I don’t yet feel I have shown all my potential in Super League Triathlon. Singapore was the right direction but I think there is more I can show.

I have had some of my best results in Olympic distance races, but I would like to show this year that I am stronger in short distance events.

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