Unfortunately in 2013 Natascha couldn´t stick with the success of former seasons due to some serious illness. So she had to end her season without really starting already in july. Nethertheless she rode into the top10 at the BikeFourPeaks Stagerace. We are sure Nataschas 2014 Season will be at the podiums again.

During my Ph.D. in 1996 I was looking for a balance of cramming and found it in running marathons. Always just for fun, without a schedule and without a heart rate monitor, I reached after all a best time of 3:13 hours. In 2004, a herniated disc, finished my running right and opened in 2005 a new Passion of the gate: MOUNTAIN BIKING! As so often in life a negative experience also brings something good with it: I started in 2005 at the first race and finished on the podium … extreme it should be now: the Transalp Challenge! My husband Ingo would rather a child, I insisted on transalp. In 2006, we finished 12th mixed category in Transalp challange and 2007 we get our daughter Lara. Since then, the mountain bike marathon is an inseparable part of my life. Five amateur championship wins, 2 second overall  at the Transalp Challenge the women’s team and the victory in the Salzkammergut Trophy 2012 on the extreme distance are the highlights among many other victories in recent years. I am often asked: how long you want to do that for? At 43, the question is perhaps right … but the answer is always simple: as long as the journey is the destination, and this way always brings cool days, trails and happiness with them as before.

achievements : Overall-victory Salzkammerguttrophy 2012 (211 km/7000 hm), 2. place Craft Bike Transalp in woman-Team 2010 und 2011, 5-time Amateur-Wordlchampion (2008-2012)
goals: Furthermore, show the „young vegetables“ how to ride marathons : o)
nicknames: Taschi, Missy, Nataschi, Pizza, Natussa, Pippi, Pippilotta and so on…
idol: Pippi Langstrumpf
team: r2-bike.com MTB RACING (BDR MTB Team national )
Natascha Binder r2-bike.com Expert