Stüssi in fifth place after top team performance in the first stage of the 11th International Tour of Upper Austria

 

On the first stage from Wels to Maria Schmolln Colin Stüssi, who is strong again, fights his way to fifth place. The Swiss showed his most active side during the 164 kilometre long stage with 2200 metres of altitude difference and was happy about this exclamation mark at the finish!

 

Guerin and Moreno at the same time as overall winners!

About 20 riders finished behind today’s winner Daniel Turek (Team Felbermayr Wels). Among them are Stüssi (5th), Guerin (15th) and Moreno (22nd). Thus they hold three trumps in their own hands.

AND – Team Vorarlberg takes the lead in the overall team ranking!

 

The motto today was not to make up time in the overall classification – the score will be settled at the end. This target was met today! Tomorrow the second stage over 143 kilometres will follow!

Watch it live again from approx. 11.30 a.m. on www.k19.at

 

Stage plan:

10.06. Prologue Linz (700m)

11.06. Wels – Maria Schmolln (164 km)

12.06. Efferding – Oberneukirchen (143 km)

13.06. Traun – Hinterstoder (125 km)

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/oberosterreichrundfahrt/2021/stage-2

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Adria Moreno, Lukas Meiler, Antoine Debons, Colin Stüssi, Felix Meo;

12th Int. Upper Austria Tour UCI 2.2 – Team Vorarlberg top motivated! Mission defence overall victory starts tomorrow!

 

Jannik Steimle from Team Vorarlberg was the last winner in 2019 at this year’s biggest national tour in Austria. This is the mission for this year. Alexis Guerin and Adria Moreno in particular will be tackling the flight to the front, as team captain Roland Thalmann is currently in action at the Tour de Suisse in the World Tour.

 

Team manager Thomas Kofler: “Due to the regrettable cancellation of the Tour of Austria (but the Team get new other international invitations), we want to set even stronger accents at the four-day Tour. The final day of this tour will be the mountain finish in Hinterstoder. We will miss Thalmann in top form, but the team is strong and relies on a broad base!”

 

The Tour will be broadcast live on the internet and TV and the line-up is strong this year. Pro Continental Team Uno-X from Norway will be a force to be reckoned with, as will Elkov, Felbermayr, Leopard and all the teams from Austria!

 

Stage plan:

10.06. Prologue Linz (700m)

11.06. Wels – Maria Schmolln (164 km)

12.06. Efferding – Oberneukirchen (143 km)

13.06. Traun – Hinterstoder (125 km)

 

Info about the race: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/oberosterreichrundfahrt/2021/startlist/preview

Start list: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2021/210610/entrylist.pdf

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Adria Moreno, Lukas Meiler, Antoine Debons, Colin Stüssi, Felix Meo;

A challenging race at the Grand Prix of the Canton in Aargau UCI 1.1 – Alexis Guerin wins the mountain jersey and is awarded most active rider of the day!

 

At the 172 kilometre race with start and finish in Leuggern numerous world class teams were at the start – for the professionals of the World Tour it was the last test before the Tour de Suisse which starts next Sunday.

 

Team Vorarlberg came on srong with Alexis Guerin. He pulled away with two other riders, made his mark on the race and won mountain prize points non-stop.

 

Alexis Guerin wins the mountain jersey and is awarded the most active rider of the day!

Two laps before the finish, Guerin was able to break away and started solo into the last 20 kilometres. For his successful solo ride he was also awarded as the most active rider of the day.

Due to the numerous points in the mountain classifications, Alexis Guerin also won the mountain jersey.

 

In the end, Ide Schelling (BORA Hansgrohe) won ahead of Costa Rui (UAE Team Emirates) and Chaves Esteban from Team BikeExchange.

The other riders of the team were able to stay strong in the middlefield. Roland Thalmann finished with a fast group in the mainfield in 22nd position. Adrià Moreno finished the race in 30th position.

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/gp-du-canton-d-argovie/2021/result

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann, Adria Moreno, Colin Stüssi, Antoine Debons, Johannes Schinnagel, Lukas Meiler;

 

Austrian Championship Criterium in Gössendorf

At the time of press release, no results of the criterium were available yet. The young Austrian Riders Nikolas Riegler, Daniel Ganahl and Linus Stari will most certainly present themselves strongly in the coming days.

 

Next races: Bundesliga race in Gippingen and road race Gössendorf with Team Vorarlberg!

 

Tomorrow there will be a German/Swiss Bundesliga race in Gippingen for the first time. Over 200 riders are registered. Antoine Debons, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Meiler and Johannes Schinnagel are the starters  on the difficult 142 kilometre course.

The Austrian riders of the team will start in Gössendorf in Styria!

 

Good Luck to “Roli” for the 85th Int. Tour de Suisse!

We wish Roland Thalmann good luck for the Tour de Suisse. The 27-year-old was set up for the World Tour by national coach Michael Albasini and will play a leading role in the Swiss national team, especially in the mountains!

Colin Stüssi new leader of the mountain classification! Guerin and Thalmann hot for tomorrow’s royal stage

Attention, ready, go…. and away was Colin Stüssi today on the stage over 158 kilometers from Pont a Mousson to Lesmenils! His attack at the beginning of the race allowed him to take the day’s leading group with two competitors (Vojtech Repa / Equipo Pharma and Louis Coqueret / Leopard). He showed his class on the mountain classifications, thus securing the mountain jersey after the first stage.

Adria Moreno has to bury his ambitions in the overall classification due to a crash that was not his fault. Alexis Guerin loses a few seconds to winner Rory Townsend from Ireland (Team Canyon), but only due to the fact that he is still acting with some respect after his serious crash in the spring in the field. Thalmann crosses the finish line with the leaders.

 

Tomorrow it’s uphill!

The queen stage tomorrow over 177 kilometers and 4000 meters of altitude will be a different story for Guerin, Thalmann and Moreno. Here they want to annoy the overall leader of the Norwegian Pro Continental Team Uno-X Idar Andersen a little.

Today’s opening with the win of the mountain jersey by Colin Stüssi now makes you want more! Good luck guys!

 

Stage overview:

27.5. prologue Tomblaine 3,1 Km

28.5. stage 1 Pont a`Mousson – Lesmenils 158,8 km

29.5. stage 2 Neufchateau – Saint Amarin 177 km

30.5. stage 3 Luneville – Damelevieres 189,5 km

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-de-la-mirabelle/2021/stage-1

 

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann, Adria Moreno, Filippo Fortin, Colin Stüssi, Johannes Schinnagel;

 

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Tour de la Mirabell UCI 2.2 – Team Vorarlberg wants to fight for top places in the overall standings!

 

Today’s prologue start over 3100 meters was a real “warm up” for the start of this four-day tour in the Mirabell region. Filippo Fortin classified around 25th place on the very angular, dangerous course, but he has his sights set on tomorrow.

 

The other teammates around the captains Thalmann and Guerin, classify themselves as expected in the midfield of this first section. Tomorrow could be an affair for sprinters, before almost 4000 meters of altitude await on Saturday in the fight for the overall classification. And that is then quite to the taste for the Vorarlberg Cracks.

 

Stage overview:

27.5. prologue Tomblaine 3,1 Km

28.5. stage 1 Pont a`Mousson – Lesmenils 158,8 km

29.5. stage 2 Neufchateau – Saint Amarin 177 km

30.5. stage 3 Luneville – Damelevieres 189,5 km

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-de-la-mirabelle/2021/prologue

 

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann, Adria Moreno, Filippo Fortin, Colin Stüssi, Johannes Schinnagel;

 

Team Vorarlberg pro riders with full motivation to Tour de Mirabell UCI 2.2!

 

After the great performance at the Mercantour Classic last Monday in the mountains of Nice, Guerin, Thalmann and Co. want to take this momentum to the Tour de Mirabell. The four-day tour starts tomorrow Wednesday evening with a three-kilometer prologue. Filippo Fortin is already hot here.

Roland Thalmann has been called up to the Swiss national team for the Tour de Suisse (mid-June). Like Guerin and Moreno, he wants to show his good form in France. The squad is completed with Colin Stüssi and Johannes Schinnagel.

With Uno-X, Novo-Nordisk, Equipo-Kern Pharma three Pro Continental teams are registered.

 

Stage overview:

27.5  Prologue Tomblaine 3.1 Km.

28.5. stage 1 Pont a`Mousson – Lesmenils 158,8 km

29.5. stage 2 Neufchateau – Saint Amarin 177 km

30.5. stage 3 Luneville – Damelevieres 189,5 km

 

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann, Adria Moreno, Filippo Fortin, Colin Stüssi, Johannes Schinnagel;

Race info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-de-la-mirabelle/2021/startlist/preview

Team Vorarlberg cracks with a super strong race at Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes UCI 1.1 – Moreno in sixth place – Thalmann despite hand fracture in eighth place!

 

Rain and cold, plus a course profile with 4000 meters of altitude in the hinterland of Nice. This was again an incentive for a brilliant performance, because the competition was top positioned with four World Tour and seven Pro Continental teams – and all had the same weather!

 

Lukas Meiler launches attack!

Together with his long-time ex-team colleague Davide Orrico (Vini-Zabu) Lukas Meiler occupies the leading group. This is swallowed in pouring rain in the second half of the race again, but Guerin u. Co were protected by it.

 

Thalmann solo leading the race – despite metacarpal fracture!

Then follows the “Thalmann – Show”. 50 kilometers before the finish, the team captain, who suffered a metacarpal fracture in his right hand last week, launched an attack from the 20-man leading group around Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), the overall 11th in the 2020 Tour de France. The Eurosport commentators were beside themselves with excitement about this riding style and courage. Thalmann was dropped again before the 12-kilometer final climb up the Col de Valberg, but was able to keep up the pace for the time being.

 

Elimination race to the drop – Moreno, Thalmann top – Guerin gives powerful comeback!

“All in” is now the name of the game up to 1670 meters. Guillaume Martin (FRA/Cofidis) lives up to his role as favorite and wins solo ahead of his compatriots Paret (AG2R) and Armirail (Groupama FDJ). Behind Mathias Frank (AG2R) Adria Moreno Sala becomes a great sixth. Only a few seconds later the next Team Vorarlberg rider follows with Roland Thalmann in eighth place. Alexis Guerin completes with rank 14 on the one hand a super comeback after his long injury break, on the other hand a sensational team performance. The reward 75 UCI points and by far the strongest Continental team: Chapeau – that was really strong today!

 

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Antoine Debons, Linus Stari, Adria Moreno, Lukas Meiler;

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/mercan-tour-classic-alpes-maritimes/2021/result

Organizer: https://mercantourclassic.com/

Team Vorarlberg captain Alexis Guerin makes a comeback at the first edition of the Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes UCI 1.1

 

At this climb race with about 4000 meters of altitude, the cracks of Team Vorarlberg are challenged for the first time this year on mountainous terrain. And this immediately of the harder variety. On the one hand the weather is supposed to be rainy and cold, on the other hand the competition is huge.

 

The race near Nice starts in Guillaumes and ends after 173 kilometers with a mountain finish at Col del Valberg at 1670 meters. Signed up are numerous world-class teams from the World Tour and Pro Continental categories. The favorites: Ben OConnor, Bob Jungels (AG2R), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels), Piere Latour (Total Direct Energie), and many more.

 

Thomas Kofler – Team Manager: “To be part of the first edition of such a race in France is an honor. Especially after these hard months in which things didn’t go very well. We are happy that Alexis Guerin is back in the saddle and will try to prepare the team for this hard day together with Roland Thalmann. We can’t expect too much, as many big pros from the big teams are fighting for Tour de France places. But the guys will give everything!”

 

The race will be broadcast live on Eurosport Player. There will also be a detailed recap on Eurosport starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

Squad: Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexandre Debons, Linus Stari, Adria Moreno, Lukas Meiler

 

Race info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/mercan-tour-classic-alpes-maritimes/2021/startlist/preview

Organizer: https://mercantourclassic.com/  

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Roland Thalmann top at the Mallorca Challenge!

 

Finally a real tour again for the men of Team Vorarlberg! After the one-day races and numerous intensive training sessions, the six professionals from Vorarlberg presented themselves wide awake today at the first stage over 120 kilometers of the Tour d`Eure et Loir in France.

 

The young guard of Team Vorarlberg showed a lot of commitment in the race today – Dominik Amann and Felix Meo were able to score points in the first sprint classification as well as Lukas Meiler in the mountain classification.

 

After several breakaway attempts, the peloton was closed about 10 kilometres before the finish. So everything was set for the sprint of the day.

 

Filippo Fortin sprinted to third place!

The German Kim Alexander Heiduk (Team Lotto-Kern Haus) won ahead of the Frenchman Paul Penhoet (Groupama-FDJ Continental) and the Team Vorarlberg rider Filippo Fortin.

 

Tomorrow follows the second stage over 187 kilometers from Courville-Sur-Eure to Dreux.

 

Squad: Dominik Amann, Lukas Meiler, Colin Stüssi, Filippo Fortin, Felix Meo, Markus Wildauer;

 

Roland Thalmann as Team Vorarlberg soloist at the Mallorca Challenge!

This year’s Mallorca Challenge already started yesterday with the GP Calvia over 168 kilometres. Thalmann with the colours of the Swiss national team on his shoulders finished yesterday’s race with start in Peguera and finish in Plamanova on place 26!

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/trofeo-ses-salines-llucmajor/2021/result

 

At today’s second stop of the Trofeo Serra da Tramuntana over 158 kilometres from Llostea to Deia Roland Thalmann finished twelfth in a very strong field.

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/deia-trophy/2021/result

 

Result:

Website organizer: https://www.tour-eure-et-loir-cycliste.com/  

Stage overview:

14.05. Illiers-Combray – Brou 120 Km

15.05. Courville-Sur-Eure – Dreux 187 Km

16.05. Bonneval – Chartes 196 Km

Adria Moreno in sixth place in the world-class field!

Such a high-caliber lineup had the entire austrian league in recent years never as a guest. 200 starters from 14 nations have kept what was announced. The selective circuit over almost 18 kilometers in the 162 kilometer (2000 meters of altitude) long race, with the climb up the Rönsberg was the yardstick. Indication for it the record average of 43,3!

Fortin must let tear at the Rönsberg very narrowly!

The leading group with two Team Vorarlberg professionals around Lukas Meiler and Markus Wildauer, determined for a long time the pace in the race. However, they never really let go. In the second last lap the attack of Antoine Debons, the newcomer from Switzerland in Team Vorarlberg (see below). But his attack is also leveled. On the last climb then the full resolution on the mountain. Jumbo-Visma and also Team Vorarlberg tried everything to look for the decision. However, “Vorarlberg” sprinter Filippo Fortin missed by a hair’s breadth the group at the end of the climb. Otherwise, it is quite likely that Team Vorarlberg would have cheered today. What if, but today they were razor-thin!

Dutchman Mick van Dijke wins solo!

Tension to the end in the race in cool but dry weather. The 21 year old from Jumbo-Visma Team wins five seconds ahead of Slovenian Matevz Govekar (Tirol Cycling). In third place the next Jumbo rider with Rick Pluimers (NED). Best Team Vorarlberg pro is Adria Moreno Sala in sixth place. Thalmann is 13th. Daniel Ganahl finishes in his second professional race with Fortin in the second group.

Swiss Antoine Debons made his debut!

Last week, the last spot in the squad was filled by 23-year-old mountain-fast Antoine Debons. He has been a pro with the IAM-Excelsior and Akros-Excelsior teams, respectively, for the past two years.

The race was broadcast live by Studio K19 for over four hours and streamed on the Internet. Numerous online platforms from Austria, but also from abroad, picked up the signal and broadcast it as well. Cycling is on everyone’s lips!

Squad: Dominik Amann, Linus Stari, Daniel Ganahl (AUT-VBG), Max Kuen, Nikolas Riegler, Lukas Meiler, Colin Stüssi, Roland Thalmann, Antoine Debons, Filippo Fortin, Felix Meo, Adria Moreno, Markus Wildauer;

Result: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2021/210501/20210501_GP_Vorarlberg_-_OeRV_Radliga_Elite_U23.pdf

Next race: 14-16.05. Tour d’Eure et Loir (FRA) UCI 2.2

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