Water is to competitive sport what relaxation is to fitness. German road cycling champion Pascal Ackermann is sure of it, so he turned to hansgrohe to add comfort to his bathroom. The feel-good bathroom fulfils a number of requirements for the 25-year-old: from soothing massages in the power shower to low-maintenance cleaning, which suits the passionate sprinter.
“It is important for competitive athletes to give their bodies time to regenerate, especially after tough training sessions, so that they are ready for the next competition”Pascal Ackermann, cyclist and German champion
It’s all running smoothly for cycling pro Pascal Ackerman: After winning the German National Road Race Championships, the young man from Rhineland-Palatinate moved into his first home in 2019. The feel-good bathroom, planned in conjunction with the title sponsor hansgrohe, helps Pascal to recover and summon new strength. For the self-confessed shower fan, his main priority was the installation of the lavish Rainmaker Select 460 showerpipe. The simple switch between three jet types at the touch of a button has won him over: “When I have muscle tension and am in pain, the focused jet of the Mono setting helps me to target specific muscle groups and massage them.” The spa fan also enjoys the full shower rain effect and the luxurious downpour from the soft jets on the three-jet luxury shower. The hand shower rounds of the shower system. It can also be used to hose off dirt from the road that gets caked on the bike. The athlete thinks nothing of taking his bicycle in the shower with him, if need be.
When it comes to taps, convenience takes top spot for the pro sprinter: Pascal Ackermann finds the PuraVida single lever basin tap easy to clean as the limescale deposits on the tap can be removed quickly and easily with QuickClean. “It helps me to save time on cleaning,” says the young man, who’s always pressed for time, not just on the racetrack. The silicone nozzles on the outlet can be easily rubbed off using a finger, making limescale and dirt disappear as if by magic.
The German cycling champion has embraced a sustainable lifestyle and loves to jump on the saddle, even when he’s not in training. “I try to do without a car as much as I can,” says Pascal, who has had a passion for cycling since he was six. So it goes without saying that he opted for hansgrohe products with EcoSmart technology. They consume up to 60 percent less water than conventional products and the low hot water consumption saves energy. “Despite the low water flow, the water jet from the taps and showers is plump,” says Pascal Ackermann, who is delighted with his new bathroom.