He stated on his web page that it was not an easy decision to take, but Hubertus Schmidt has decided to not longer start in the World Cup. Yes, currently we are in seventh place in the Europe league, a commendable result. However, since only three riders per nation are allowed to start I do not stand a very good chance.” Therefore the Germen will no longer try to collect points for the final in Omaha. Recently Schmidt competed in Salzburg, but there he saw that his colleagues Fabienne Lütkemeier and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl were also good. “Since I’m not sure if we can catch up I took the decision” he said. Instead Schmidt will now prepare for the outdoor season.