Björn is an avowed Hamburg resident and managing director of HYCYS. The latter, of course, forces him to work from behind his desk regularly. Because not only athletes, but also the company has to be kept running. Actually, however, Björn prefers to be outside – whether it’s riding the Hamburg dike on his bike after work – or celebrating joint successes with his athletes in long-distance triathlons, for example. After Daniela Bleymehl’s Roth victory in 2018, he’d even lost his voice: hustle, bustle, hoarseness! Even after more than 10 years as a coach and aero optimizer, there is still a passion for competition running through Björn’s veins.
Björn joined the team in 2008, four years before he completed his master’s degree in “Exercise Science and Coaching” at the German Sport University in Cologne. The title of his master’s thesis: “Physiological Effects of Ultra Endurance Exercise” virtually marked out his path: He is the triathlon and cycling expert for long distance races, ultra-endurance sports and aero optimization. As the holder of an “A coaching license” he has meanwhile coached more than 250 athletes. Among them are top athletes like triathlon pros Patrick Lange, Daniela Bleymehl, Katrina Matthews and Boris Stein or the cyclists Trixi Worrack and Gregor Mühlberger. Björn is always fully committed to the cause, also and especially when he can support athletes in setting new goals and achieving them. Björn to be wild!