Sensational! Alexis Guerin wins the royal stage at the Sibiu Cycling Tour UCI 2.1 – Thalmann in eighth place!

 

Actually almost unbelievable! Alexis Guerin wins solo the king stage of the Sibiu Cycling Tour on the Balea Lac (2031m) ahead of the World Tour pros Giovanni Aleotti (BORA-hansgrohe) and the multiple Grand Tour stage winner Fabio Aru (Qhubeka-NextHash)!

 

Early attack was key to success!

Guerin started this stage a good minute behind in the overall standings. His attack ten kilometers before the finish was thus allowed for the time being. But too late then the tempo sharpening of the chasers. The Team Vorarlberg professional saved eleven seconds advantage to the finish – a great success. In eighth place his team colleague Roland Thalmann with 29 seconds behind. In the overall standings, Guerin is now in seventh place. Thalmann remains one rank ahead in sixth place!

 

Great team performance!

The team presents itself broad and strong. A look at the overall team ranking after day three makes this clear. Team Vorarlberg should be in the lead in the team ranking (the result report is still pending – see link below) ahead of all World Tour and Pro Continental teams.

 

Tomorrow’s final stage over 205 kilometers will most likely be an affair for the sprinters. However, Filippo Fortin had to finish the race. The race ends very late, but we will report!

Stage overview:

03.07.   Sibiu – Sibiu – Prolog 2,5 Km

04.07.   Sibiu – Paltnis 177,9 Km

05.07.   Sibiu – Balea Lac 187,5 km

06.07.   Sibiu – Sibiu 205,3 km

 

Resultat: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/sibiu-cycling-tour/2021/stage-2

Team classification: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/sibiu-cycling-tour/2021/stage-2-teams

 

Squad: Roland Thalmann, Alexis Guerin, Adria Moreno, Filippo Fortin, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Meiler

©havchlpictures

Sensational! Alexis Guerin wins the final stage and takes the overall victory of the 11th Int. Oberösterreich Rundfahrt – Chapeau!

 

This last stage from Traun to Hinterstoder over 125 kilometres could not have been more dramatic and exciting. The favourites for the overall victory all waded into the ten kilometre long final climb to 1400 metres.

 

Alexis Guerin set the pace and won everything after a perfect team performance!

After the bitter catching up on yesterday’s stage a few metres before the finish, the Frenchman put all his power in one basket today and increased the pace step by step. When the overall leader Mikael Schlegel (CZE/Elkov-Kasper) had to let go, only Riccardo Zoidl (AUT/Felbermayr) was with him. Guerin made the decisive attack at 300 metres before the finish and took the victory one second ahead of Zoidl. This one second should also be the difference in the overall ranking. Never before had a Tour been decided by such a narrow margin.

 

Today Team Vorarlberg was a bit lucky. But this was achieved by a great team performance.

Alexis Guerin: “What the team did today and in the last few days was simply world class. They worked hard and kept me out of the wind. Adria Moreno had a defect at the beginning of the climb today. That messed up our plan for a short time, because he would have set the first attack. But it still worked out and we are all super happy together after this important win!”

 

Adria Moreno finishes sixth overall. In the team classification, Team Vorarlberg finishes second.

 

Result: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2021/210610/3._Etappe___stage_3_Result.pdf

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

Tomorrow there is only “all in” in the fight for the overall victory of the 11th Int. Oberösterreich Rundfahrt!

 

Almost everything done right, but only ALMOST! Jan Maas (Leopard) and Team Vorarlberg legionnaire Alexis Guerin dominate the race as a duo and ride towards the supposed stage victory. In the climb after 143 kilometres to the finish in Oberneukirchen, they are caught and overrun by the chasers a few metres before the finish. How hard the sport is was seen again today. Guerin finished fifth, Adria Moreno came in a close eighth.

 

The winner was the Czech Mikael Schlegel (Elkov-Kasper) ahead of Ricardo Zoidl (Team Felbermayr). These positions are also the places in the overall ranking.

 

Showdown for overall victory in Hinterstoder!

Tomorrow the difficult final stage from Traun up to Hinterstoder over 125 kilometres. The decision will be made in the final climb up the Höss, about 10 kilometres with 1000 metres altitude difference. There is only “all in”!

Again live at www.k19.at  who delivered great pictures again today!

 

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-3

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

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;

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!

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/  

Markus Wildauer (AUT, Team Vorarlberg), Martin Meiler (GER, Team Vorarlberg), Colin Chris Stüssi (SUI, Team Vorarlberg) Herren Elite, U23, Radliga, GP Vorarlberg, Nenzing

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

Martin Meiler 8th at the 59th Int. Cherry Blossom Race!

 

That was and is not yet the yellow of the egg. Martin Meiler finished eighth today at the 59th Cherry Blossom Race over 171 kilometers in Wels. In the mass sprint in a fast race (43.4 km/h average) of about 50 riders a respectable success, but the goal was further up. Meiler lost the rear wheel of Stüssi 500 meters before the finish and thus had to find his own way in the final. Nevertheless, the young Oberammergauer, who is willing to learn, can be satisfied and takes this experience with him to the next race.

 

The race is won by Slovenian Matevz Govekar (Tirol Cycling) ahead of German Felix Groß (rad-net Rose). Stüssi finishes 19th.

Results: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2021/210425/20210425_Kirschbluetenrennen_Elite_U23.pdf

 

Next weekend, Saturday May 1, the starting signal is given for the GP Vorarlberg in Nenzing at 11 am. It is the home race of the team. Thalmann and Co. will set here everything to realize the enterprise “podium”. Afterwards the international season 2.0 starts in France after the short Corona break – God willing!

The Easter Bunny should also bring UCI points against world stars! Team Vorarlberg with gebioMized customization to the 20th Edition of La Roue Tourangelle UCI 1.1!

 

For a long time it was not clear whether the race can be held despite the lockdown in France or not. Yesterday, the commitment of the organizer. The spring classic over 204 kilometers on Easter Sunday with the finish in Tours, promises to be a hot affair. Sprinter teams against classic teams. “Crazy Sprinter” Nacer Bouhanni (Arkea) against Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ). But Team Vorarlberg sprinter Filippo Fortin also wants to have his say here!

 

Or the escapees will manage the victory. Therefore, sports director Florent Horeau provides six men with a good nose for the situation with Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Markus Wildauer, Alexis Guerin and Adria Moreno.

18 (!) teams from the World Tour and Pro Continental category guarantee a tough race. The last hours of the race will be broadcast on Eurosport, as well as on some other TV stations!

 

With “gebioMized” measure adjustment to UCI points!

A successful week lies behind Team Vorarlberg. With dream weather the past days away photos and recordings were made in the region Vorarlberg. Franziska and Niklas of the new saddle partner “gebioMized”, have yesterday all 15 professionals with a super professional bike and saddle fitting in the RadHaus Rankweil for the long season again perfectly adjusted!

 

Start list and info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/la-roue-tourangelle/2021/result/overview

Homepage: https://www.larouetourangelle.com/

Link to the broadcast from 2:30 pm: https://www.larouetourangelle.com/direct

 

Squad 20th La Roue Tourangelle: Adria Moreno, Roland Thalmann, Filippo Fortin, Maximilian Kuen, Markus Wildauer, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi;

Perfect team spirit and everything went perfectly until kilometer 120. At today’s Adria Mobil race in Slovenia over 181 kilometers, however, the Meiler brothers Lukas and Martin, as well as Max Kuen and Felix Meo did not have their best day. In the final only Roland Thalmann and Johannes Schinnagel were available for the team captain Filippo Fortin, the italian sprinter.

 

But the superiority of the competitors was too big and they could take advantage of this. The Dutchman Marijn van den Berg (CT Groupama FDJ) won, ahead of the Italian Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani CSF).

 

Next chance for redemption on April 4. Easter Sunday, the French classic La Roue Tourangelle UCI 1.1.

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/gp-adria-mobil/2021/result

Squad GP Adria Mobil: Roland Thalmann, Filippo Fortin, Felix Meo, Maximilian Kuen, Martin Meiler, Lukas Meiler, Johannes Schinnagel;