Julian Schelb

Portrait in German: click here

A pollen allergy and the resulting respiratory problems kept Julian Schelb from repeating his successes in what was his last season in the under23 category. At first things looked great though for Schelb: At the first race of the eliminator Worldcup in Cairns, the young German made it to the semifinals and proceeded to win the small final and finish in 5th, thus making it to the podium. Schelb also did well at the German national crosscountry championships, finishing in 4th against all strong elite riders. But in the under23 Worldcup Julian Schelb only managed to finish within the top10 twice, and with 7th places at both the World and the European championships he could not match his own high expectations.

As for 2015, the question is how Julian Schelb will be performing in the elite category. It would not be the first time that a rider of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM manages to show strong performances in the first year as an elite rider 



2014 7th at World championshipscrosscountry under23, 7th at European championshipscrosscountry under23, 4th at the German national championships (open); Worldcup results: 5th at the Eliminator race in Cairns, 6th in Windham (xc under23) and 8th in Pietermaritzburg (xc under23)

2013 Silver medal at World championshipscrosscountry under23, 2nd at German national championships crosscountry under23, Worldcup results under23: 2nd in Mont Sainte-Anne, 5th in Vallnord, 7th in Hafjell, results in MTB Bundesliga under23: 1st in Bad Säckingen, 2nd in Saalhausen, 5th in Münsingen

2012 3rd at worldcup crosscountry under23 in Houffalize


2011 – (hardly any races due to exams at school)


2010 German national champion crosscountry juniors, Bronze at World championships crosscountry juniors, Silver at the World championships team relay


Weltrangliste / Worldranking 58 (previous year 59)
Grösse / size 175 cm
Gewicht / weight 65 kg
Wohnort / place of residence Münstertal/Kirchzarten, Deutschland
Geburtsdatum / date of birth 20. November 1992
Erlernter Beruf / learned job Abitur
Trainer / coach Ralph Näf
Hobbys / Hobbies Traveling, riding trails, motocross, kite surfing
Familienstand / marital state single