Diaz Gallego grabs the general mountain jersey – Stüssi finishes with sixth stage place! Youngsters rock at the Salzburg Ring!

Today’s last stage in Czech from Mohelnice to Sternberk over 178 kilometers was the stage where there was something else to do. One of a few teams where they dared was once again Team Vorarlberg Santic. The “big teams” of Mitchelton-Scott and BORA-hansgrohe were doomed to scrutinize – and did!

Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego grabs mountain jersey – Colin Stüssi great sixth in Sternbeck!
The young Spanish Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego was chosen to occupy the first group. And lo and behold – he set off. Diaz picks up almost all the mountain points on the difficult stage and crowns himself mountain king of the Czech Tour 2019.
The small group was indeed put back. But in the final, the Vorarlbergers are also fighting! Mitchelton-Sott is playing the game and landing a double win by Lucas Hamilton and Darey Impey. Colin Stüssi is an excellent stage place sixth – Roland Thalmann top with 12th place.

Thalmann, Stüssi and Schelling bring UCI points – Team Vorarlberg Santic third best team!
This year’s Czech Tour wins Darey Impey (RSA / Mitchelton-Scott). Three Team Vorarlberg Santic riders are in the top 20 and get the UCI points (Thalmann 11th, Stüssi 15th and Schelling 18th). Behind the two teams of Mitchelton-Scott and Elkov-author this same highly categorized tour we finished the Tour of Austria in third place – great job guys!

Team Vorarlberg Santic: Patrick Schelling, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Maximilian Kuen, Davide Orrico, Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego, Jannik Steimle;

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2019/stage-4
Organizer: http://www.czechcyclingtour.cz/zavody/czech-cycling-tour/

Youngsters strong at the Salzburg Ring (AUT) – Daniel Knapp and Dominik Amann in Top Ten!
Strong today the young delegation of the Team Vorarlberg Santic. At the first edition of the BORA-hansgrohe Cup on the Salzburg Ring, the Tyrolean Daniel Knapp will be the best sixth. The Vorarlberg Dominik Amann will be great ninth. Knapp and Amann were in the lead in the fast race on the ring and were able to rock a really cool final. Martin Meiler is third in the sprint of the field and overall 23. Well done guys.

Team Vorarlberg Santic: Dominik Amann, Martin Meiler, Lukas Meiler, Larry Valvasori;

Result: https://my5.raceresult.com/

Colin Stüssi finishes 11th after a hard rain stage!

After the excellent start and fifth place in the team time trial last night in Ostrava, today the second stage from Olomouc to Fridek-Mystek over 186 kilometers. After the breakaways group was blown for mass sprint. Almost the whole day rain and thus a “hot” finale.

Steimle just passes the podium!
Six Team Vorarlberg Santic professionals come with the first big group to the last 3000 meters and can position Steimle very well. Steimle hesitates a bit too much in the hectic finale. However, he pushes up to sixth place in the sprint – only a short distance away on the podium.

Australian Shane Achbold (BORA-hansgrohe) wins ahead of South African Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) and Erik Baska (SVK / BORA-hansgrohe). Colin Stüssi ride also a good finale with place eleventh!

The overall ranking will be made tomorrow and sunday. Here Schelling, Thalmann and Co. want to attack again against the big names.
Tomorrow’s third stage will take us from Olomouc to Unicov (175 km).

Squad Team Vorarlberg Santic: Patrick Schelling, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Maximilian Kuen, Davide Orrico, Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego, Jannik Steimle;

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2019/stage-2
Organizer: http://www.czechcyclingtour.cz/zavody/czech-cycling-tour/

134 starters and as in previous years many good teams in the Czech Republic tour. At the start also the World Tour teams of BORA-hansgrohe (Großschartner) and Mitchelton-Scott (Impey), as well as Gazprom Rusvelo (Arslanov), Nero Sottoli (Visconti), Vini Fantini (Cima), and Team Vorarlberg Santic!

Team Vorarlberg Santic entered the team time trial with the first row today. Schelling, Thalmann, Steimle, Diaz and Co. want to deliver a strong performance on this UCI 2.1 stage race.

Today the first stage in Ostrava with a team time trial over 16 kilometers. Team Vorarlberg Santic ride a strong race and finished fifth. Beaten only by the teams Mitchelton-Scott, Elkov-Author, BORA-hansgrohe and the Team CCC.

Tomorrow Stage 2 from Olomouc to Frydek-Mistek (186 Km).

Squad Team Vorarlberg Santic: Patrick Schelling, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Maximilian Kuen, Davide Orrico, Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego, Jannik Steimle;

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2019/stage-1
Organizer: http://www.czechcyclingtour.cz/zavody/czech-cycling-tour/
Startlist: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2019/stage-1/startlist

Team Vorarlberg Santic Profi Jannik Steimle from September Stagiaire at the best team in the world “Deceuninck-Quick Step”!

It was not the big surprise when Jannik Steimle asked the team management for the release for a stagiaire place. The six UCI victories this year, as well as the very strong performance at the Tour of Austria made the way clear!

The fact that it is then enough for a “test rider” place in the currently best team in the world, underlines the possibilities and potential of the 23-year-old German. He will race shoulder to shoulder with Tour de France star Julian Alaphilippe from 1st September until the end of the season.

Jannik Steimle has been a professional with Team Vorarlberg Santic since 2018 and has made excellent progress. The entire team wishes Jannik much success and luck for the rest of the season – thumbs up!

Jannik on the current situation:
“Thank you all for making this step possible. Without Team Vorarlberg Santic I would not be where I am now. The team always believed in me and gave me the opportunities. Especially with our sports director Werner Salmen I had many intense discussions. He also put me in the right direction, but I trusted him and 99% of our plans almost always worked out. The other riders and the team in the background did a great job as well. I’m just thankful for that. The Tour of Austria was like a dream for me, what the team did this week was incredible. Now to get a chance at Deceuninck-Quick Step to prove myself is fantastic.
For this I will put a lot of emphasis this year to celebrate a successful end of the season with the whole team until the end of August!
The team Vorarlberg Santic that is actually a team family – that’s why I just want to say THANK YOU!”

Results and Informations Jannik Steimle: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.php?id=196961

Weiter im Rennprogramm für das Team Vorarlberg Santic!
10.08. Int. Kriterium in Hohenems (AUT)
15. – 18.08. Czech Cycling Tour UCI 2.1 (CZE)

Daniel Federspiel sprints at the Int. Criterion in St. Anton am Arlberg on rank 2!

Yesterday`s fourth and final stage of the 16th Tour Alsace (France) from Ottmarsheim to Dannemarie over 158.6km was another matter for the sprinters. With an hourly average of over 48 km / h, the race calmed down and a top group was able to settle which was set only five kilometers from the field again.

In the last sprint of this five-day tour in Alsace, Jannik Steimle finished in 14th place as best team Vorarlberg Santic rider.

Roland Thalmann in seventh place overall!
In the overall classement Roland Thalmann finished as a strong seventh, 47 seconds behind the winner Thomas Pidcock (GBR / Team Wiggins), former Cycle Cross U23 World Champion!

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2019/gc

Roster: Roland Thalmann, Patrick Schelling, Davide Orrico, Lukas Meiler, Jannik Steimle, Maximilian Kuen;
Website: www.touralsace.fr/

Team Vorarlberg Santic “Cool man” Daniel Federspiel sprints at the Int. Criterion in St. Anton am Arlberg on rank 2!
It was a great show in front of many thousands of spectators. In the narrow streets in the ski resort of St. Anton am Arlberg in Austria, the race was super attractive. Daniel Federspiel had to defeat the winner Matthias Krizek (AUT) in the final sprint only a few centimeters.
The race was also broadcast live!

Next races:
10.08. Int. Criterion in Hohenems (Austria)
15.-18. 08. Czech Cycling Tour UCI 2.1 (Czech Republic)

Today’s second stage in France from Vesoul to La Planche des Belles Filles over 143 kilometers showed a first sampling of the overall standings. After catching the lead, Davide “Bomber” Orrico attacks shortly before the finish. He storms solo towards the finish. But he is also overtaken by other riders.

Stage winner today Thomas Pidcock (GBR / Team Wiggins) ahead of Alexander Evans (AUS / SEG Racing). Already on the excellent seventh place of the Swiss Roland Thalmann!

Tomorrow we go to heaven! The third stage are the absolute king stage over 161 kilometers and almost 4972 (!) altitude difference! It says again “all in” for the overall ranking!

Resultat: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2019/stage-2

31.07. Prologue – Sausheim › Sausheim (4.5k)
01.08. Stage 1 – Sélestat › Sélestat (153.4k)
02.08. Stage 2 – Vesoul › La Planche des Belles Filles (143.1k)
03.08. Stage 3 – Ribeauvillé › Station du Lac Blanc (161.3k)
04.08. Stage 4 – Ottmarsheim › Dannemarie (158.6k)

Roster: Roland Thalmann, Patrick Schelling, Davide Orrico, Lukas Meiler, Jannik Steimle, Maximilian Kuen
Website: www.touralsace.fr/

Jannik Steimle on the first stage on rank 13!

After the late night prologue yesterday with a team time trial over 4.5 kilometers, the 16th edition of the Tour Alsace was started with the record starter field of 162 professionals. Team Vorarlberg Santic placed in midfield.

Today the first stage over 153 kilometers with start and finish in the Alsatian Selestat!
The Belgian Tim Merlier (Corendon Circus) wins ahead of the Norwegian Hermann Dahl (Team Joker). The hourly average over 46 km / h! Jannik Steimle was today a little too early in the “wind” and finished on rank 13. Steimle’s teammates around Patrick Schelling and Roland Thalmann came in time with the winner to the finishline!

Tomorrow’s second stage over 143 kilometers reveals several climbs, plus the final climb to the finish after La Planche des Belles Filles. Quite to the taste of some Team Vorarlberg Santic Cracks!

Resultat: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2019/stage-1

31.07. Prologue – Sausheim › Sausheim (4.5k)
01.08. Stage 1 – Sélestat › Sélestat (153.4k)
02.08. Stage 2 – Vesoul › La Planche des Belles Filles (143.1k)
03.08. Stage 3 – Ribeauvillé › Station du Lac Blanc (161.3k)
04.08. Stage 4 – Ottmarsheim › Dannemarie (158.6k)

Roster: Roland Thalmann, Patrick Schelling, Davide Orrico, Lukas Meiler, Jannik Steimle, Maximilian Kuen

Websites:
www.touralsace.fr/
www.facebook.com/TourAlsace