Meiler, Geismayr and Federspiel win precious metal at the German Mountain Championship and Austrian MTB Cross-Country Championships!

 

The success reports of the Team Vorarlberg Santic professionals will continue after this weekend – three medals speak for themselves!

 

Lukas Meiler becomes German Vice Mountain Champion 2020!

After a super difficult road race in Ilsfeld-Auenstein over 145 kilometers and 3200 meters in altitude, Lukas Meiler was able to celebrate silver at the German mountain championships. Johannes Schinnagel finished ninth after a defect. Martin Meiler also showed a strong race.

 

Lukas Meiler: “That was hard work because there were only three of us at the start today. The german Team Lotto-Kern Haus was present with 15 men. We have reduced the field lap by lap. In the final sprint I still had to let Christian Koch (Lotto-Kern house) pass, but I’m really happy about the podium! “

Alban Lakata in front of Daniel Geismayr and Daniel Federspiel!

The Vorarlberg Santic professionals Federspiel and Geismayr competed yesterday at the MTB Cross-Country State Championships as part of the Salzkammergut Trophy. After more than two hours of racing, ex-MTB marathon world champion Alban Lakata wins 40 seconds ahead of Daniel Geismayr. Strong again is the Tyrolean Daniel Federspiel. He fixed the bronze medal after a strong performance.

Note: Geismayr starts in MTB under a different club.

Result: https://my.raceresult.com/160860/

The ingredients for the mountain championships in Ilsfeld-Auenstein this year are not typical. The final will not be held with the final score at the highest point. And yet only a mountain professional will be able to call himself the new German champion 2020.

 

Lukas Meiler: “It will be a really tough affair, because we have an eight kilometer lap with 180 meters of altitude waiting for us. This is driven 18 times. After over 3200 meters in altitude and 145 kilometers, only climbers are at the fore. We will give everything! “

 

Race information: https://www.rad-bundesliga.net/files/radbl/events/streckeninfo.2020.179.pdf

Squad: Lukas Meiler, Martin Meiler, Johannes Schinnagel;

Super strong season finale! Alexis Guerin finishes 56th Giro della Regione Friuli UCI 2.2 in second place after a great team job! Maximilian Kuen wins overall sprint ranking!

 

Sensational overall performance by Team Vorarlberg Santic in Italy! Alexis Guerin in second place in the overall individual ranking. Also the ranks two in the mountain classification, and the team final classification against 31 teams. Only the Norwegian Pro Continental Team Uno-X could not be bent.

And last but not least, Maximilian Kuen wins the overall sprint classification – a perfect tour to end 2020!

 

Weather change causes tough battle for the overall ranking!

After 30 kilometers, the race seemed already lost for Alexis Guerin. With eight degrees, storms and continuous rain, 20 riders made off on the “wind edge”. Then all of the Team Vorarlberg Santic riders will be at the front of the field and make up for the minute gap. Guerin, Thalmann and Orrico fight to the end and thus secure the overall ranking.

Pawel Bernas (POL/Team Mazowsce) wins ahead of Harry Sweeny (AUS/Lotto-Soudal).

A 23rd day rank is enough for Guerin to stay second on the podium. At the award ceremony, Max Kuen was just as relieved when he pulled on his winner’s jersey in the sprint classification.

Well done guys !!!

 

Roland Thalmann`s cool statement: “Such races like today are horrible days on the bike. The wind from the sea side almost swept us off our bikes, after a few kilometers we are already frozen. But if it fits in the end, the fight is worth it!”

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2020/stage-4

 

8.10.     1st stage Team Time Trial Aquileia – Grado 23.5 km

9.10.     2nd stage Variano di Basiliano – San Marco 164.5 km

10.10.   3rd stage San Vito al Tagliamento – Buja 148 km

11.10.   4th stage Percoto – Martignacco 130 km

 

Squad: Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi, Davide Orrico;

Alexis Guerin storms to second place at the 56th Giro del Regione de Friuli thanks to great teamwork – Maximilian Kuen defends the lead in the sprint classification!

 

Summary of today? Everything is risked and almost everything is won! Only the Norwegian Pro Continental Team Uno-X stood in the way of the Vorarlberg Santic team. Andreas Leknessund (NOR) wins the third and most difficult stage over 148 kilometers from San Vito al Tagliamento to Buja solo. Behind the Dane Asbjorn Hellemose, Alexis Guerin finished in an excellent third place and placed second in the overall individual standings before the final stage. Maximilian Kuen can defend his sprint jersey with great effort.

 

Guerin and colleagues set off fireworks in the mountains!

The entire team first places itself in the service of Kuen. Thalmann wins the first sprint classification and thus secures the points for his team colleague, who was happy at the finish with the second day at the award ceremony. In the final, Stüssi, Thalmann and Orrico almost sprint into the ascent of the longest mountain. The 150 man strong split up completely. Today’s overpowering Norwegian rushes to Leknessund on the last kilometer. But Guerin almost single-handedly dismantles his colleagues and is third today.

 

Werner Salmen: “My short coment – the guys implemented their tactics in full and rode really well today. The Norwegians deserve the yellow jersey, but we’re showing our best side here with two people at the award ceremony! “

 

Tomorrow the final stage of what will probably be the last tour of the year. And this will be a tough battle with a hot weather change and cool degrees.

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2020/stage-3

 

8.10.     1st stage Team Time Trial Aquileia – Grado 23.5 km

9.10.     2nd stage Variano di Basiliano – San Marco 164.5 km

10.10.   3rd stage San Vito al Tagliamento – Buja 148 km

11.10.   4th stage Percoto – Martignacco 175 km

 

Squad: Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi, Davide Orrico;

Maximilian Kuen secures sprint jersey at the Giro della Regione Friuili UCI 2.2 – Stüssi, Guerin and Thalmann with bad luck!

 

The Tyrolean Team Vorarlberg Santic professional Maximilian Kuen was super active today on the second stage from Variano di Basiliano to San Marco over 164.5 kilometers. True to his motto “Max Kuen and Friends”, he set off with four other attackers and won both sprint scores. He is leading in this intermediate ranking before the third stage!

 

Unfortunately, a collision with an accompanying motorcycle also decides the stage!

On the final lap, a motorcycle collides with the field in thirty place. Many riders have to go down. Among other things, unfortunately, two of the team favorites of the Vorarlberg Santic team – Roland Thalmann and Colin Stüssi. Thalmann can limit the time damage, Stüssi loses time. Alexis Guerin just got through.

 

But even Guerin cannot finish today happily. He is about to sprint in the leading group when a rider falls in front of him. So Guerin`s chances of victory are over today. The Pole Krawczyk (CCC Team) wins.

 

Tomorrow the supposedly hardest section with two mountains in the final. Here the knives are sharpened for Alexis Guerin.

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2020/stage-2

 

8.10.     1st stage Team Time Trial Aquileia – Grado 23.5 km

9.10.     2nd stage Variano di Basiliano – San Marco 164.5 km

10.10.   3rd stage San Vito al Tagliamento – Buja 148 km

11.10.   4th stage Percoto – Martignacco 175 km

 

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/girXo-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2020/stage-1/overview

 

Squad: Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi, Davide Orrico;

Team Vorarlberg Santic at the Giro della Regione Friuili UCI 2.2 for the first time – Full attack towards the season finale!

 

The Vorarlberg team already traveled to Italy yesterday with the best line-up. And not without reason. Tomorrow’s first stage is a team time trial over 23.5 kilometers. With the super-fast material from Argon18 (time trial bikes) and Profile Design (wheels, cockpits), Guerin, Stüssi u. Co. do not lose any time against the competition or set your own benchmark for the coming stages.

 

Over 30 (!!) teams have registered. What is new is that only five Pro riders are permitted per team. The more nervous and aggressive will be driven. With Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann and Colin Stüssi, three aspirants are planned for the overall ranking. Max Kuen and Davide Orrico will provide the support. Good luck – good ride guys!

 

8.10.      1st stage Team Time Trial 23.5 km

9.10.      2nd stage 164.5 km

10.10.   3rd stage 148 km

11.10.   4th stage 175 km

 

Organizer: http://www.libertasceresetto.com/

 

Squad: Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi, Davide Orrico;

Fifth place in the Team Time Trial – Team Vorarlberg Santic with a strong start at the Giro della Regione Friuli UCI 2.2

 

160 riders from 32 teams – today, a record starting field opened the 56th Tour of Friuli. Two years ago, none other than this year´s Tour de France winner, Tadey Pogacar, won the Tour of Friuli.

After 23.5 kilometers, from Aquileia to Grado, the men around Alexis Guerin and Colin Stüssi made it to fifth place. The Pro Continental Team from Norway of UNO-X won. Second place went to Team CCC ahead of their compatriots from Team Masowsze from Poland. The targeted top five place was achieved. Now the difficult stages can come!

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2020/stage-1

8.10. 1st stage Team Time Trial Aquileia – Grado 23,5 km
9.10. 2nd stage Variano di Basiliano – San Marco 164,5 km
10.10 3rd stage San Vito al Tagliamento – Buja 148 km
11.10 4th stage Percoto – Martignacco 175 km

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2020/stage-1

Squad: Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexis Guerin, Davide Orrico and Colin Stüssi