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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Ariane Horbach knew it would be difficult to make a living as a professional cyclist in Europe, and colleges in Germany don’t have sports programs. She started looking at opportunities at American colleges and was contacted by Colorado Mesa coach Patric Rostel, who is also from Germany.

THE DEUTSCHE EXPRESS

Germany's Horbach dominating the road for CMU cycling team

When Patric Rostel heard about a talented young cyclist from Germany looking to come to the United States, he went to work.
The Colorado Mesa University cycling coach is in his first full year on the job, so he’s pretty new to recruiting. But he had the inside route on this recruit.
He knew Ariane Horbach would be a great addition to the CMU cycling team, so he fired off an email.
The rest of the colleges never had a chance. Rostel’s email was written in German.


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