The best comes to the end often – so the cast of the 69th Paris – Bourges yesterday. World Champion Bronzen Stefan Küng (SUI – Groupama FDJ), Tony Gallopin (FRA – AG2R), Niki Terpstra (NED – Total Energy), all want the win over the 193.5 kilometer race.
The high-caliber leading group was provided by the follow-up work, in which the Team Vorarlberg Santic played a major role. That was not the plan for the sprint, so Thalmann and Co. are trying hard to jump off.
Stüssi sniffs again on the podium in the last race!
There are about 60 professionals to mass sprint in Bourges. Winner of fast Frenchman Marc Sarreau (Groupama FDJ) ahead of Tom van Asbroeck (Israel Cycling) and Amaury Capiot (Vlaanderen Baloise) – and in fifth place ??? Almost unbelievable Colin Stüssi – the young Swiss sprints by the hair on the podium!
“An incredibly great finish to a super strong 2019 season. It’s been clear all season that we can ride in the front in most races. If it still works with such well-stocked races at the end of the season, then this is a quality statement for our squad. This result is very rewarding for Colin, as he has often been in the work of the team all season! ” Team Manager Thomas Kofler
A look back!
A worthy conclusion to a successful season for Team Vorarlberg Santic. A look into the rearview mirror of the 2019 season follows in the near future. Now it’s time to go home and plan for 2020 – we’ll report!
Info Race: http://www.parisbourges.fr/
Colin Stüssi after a strong race in France with UCI Points!
Stephan Rabitsch from Team Felbermayr Wels wins the circuit race in Klein Engersdorf. Already in second place Team Vorarlberg Santic professional Maximilian Kuen. He rides a great race with a big effort in the final.
Team Vorarlberg Santic just over the team title!
In the team standings, they placed just behind Maloja Pushbikers (169) in second place. Only three points were missing on the title. A zero result in the summer was the tip of the scales here. Nevertheless, a strong season.
Tour de Vendee – a long working day for Stüssi, Thalmann and Co!
The Equipes Team Vorarlberg Santic and the Swiss Cycling Academy took the scepter after a good 100 kilometers and led the pace dictatorship. In the final phase, the breakaway group could be made. Without the fast Jannik Steimle, who is involved with Deceuninck Quick Step, the sprint was not at eye level. It wins after 199.5 kilometers of Frenchman Marc Sarreau (Groupama FDJ). Colin Stüssi is 14th, Roland Thalmann 21st Lukas Meiler 29th.
69th Paris – Bourges UCI 1.1 completes season!
Next Thursday is the last race of the season at Paris-Bourges. The 193.5-kilometer race, packed with numerous World Tour teams, is a worthy end to this successful 2019 season!
Another two hours of high tension, then the season of the ÖRV Radbundesliga 2019 history. Only in the tenth and last race on Saturday in Korneuburg for almost 80 kilometers, the winner of the team ranking will be determined. At the moment the Team Vorarlberg-Santic is in the lead with just under two points ahead of the Maloja Pushbikers from Graz. Defending this is more than difficult as we have to travel with a “mini” team. However, Maximilian Kuen, Dominik Amann and Daniel Knapp will again be “all in”!
Squad Team Vorarlberg Santic: Maximilian Kuen, Daniel Knapp, Dominik Amann
Invitation to French Autumn Classics Tour de Vendee UCI 1.1 and Paris Bourges UCI 1.1!
The next day on Sunday Colin Stüssi and co. are fighting for UCI points in the 48th edition of the Tour de Vendee over 199.5 kilometers. Many Yorkshire World Cup starters, with no contracts for 2020, will fight for top spots here.
A few days later, the last race of the season awaits Paris-Bourges. One of the really tough autumn classics on October 10 over 193.5 kilometers, which is already 69th aligned.
Squad Team Vorarlberg Santic: Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Davide Orrico, Lukas Meiler, Martin Meiler
Info Tour de Vendee: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-de-vendee/2019/overview
Info Paris-Bourges: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/paris-bourges/2019/overview