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!
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.
Website organizer: https://www.tour-eure-et-loir-cycliste.com/
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;
Next race: 14-16.05. Tour d’Eure et Loir (FRA) UCI 2.2
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Team Vorarlberg under pressure to perform in the homerace!
Internet LIVE streaming transmission of the complete race from Studio K19!
Saturday, May 1, everything will revolve around the topic of cycling for the 10th time. In Nenzing starts at 11 o’clock the GP Vorarlberg. Again, the “national day of work” will be proverbial hard work for the professionals of Team Vorarlberg. One is in the duty in the home race to show the best performance. Colin Stüssi was able to take the last victory on the difficult course in 2019.
200 starters from 29 teams from over 10 nations!
The entire national league has never hosted such a top-class line-up in recent years. This circumstance is due to the fact that many big races in Europe do not take place on this day. Thus, an incredible 16 (!!) UCI professional teams from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have registered. The largest ever starter field is supplemented by 13 elite teams from near and far. Among others, the national teams from Austria, Switzerland and Germany are in the race.
Jumbo-Visma Devo Team, Leopard Pro, Nippo-Provence PTS, Lotto-Kern Haus and many other top favorites!
Team Vorarlberg is indeed at the start with almost the entire line-up. However, they must do without their injured leader Alexis Guerin, and Johannes Schinnagel. So they will have to “stretch” incredibly to be able to bring in a success. Because it will be a completely new race as far as the course of the race is concerned. The line-up is very confusing with this large and, above all, strong starting field. It will depend on the right tactics, but also on situational racing luck.
Johnny Hoogerland? Who does not know the Dutchman, who landed in the barbed wire at the Tour de France years ago. He, too, will be on the starting line.
Roster: Dominik Amann, Linus Stari, Daniel Ganahl (AUT-VBG), Max Kuen, Nikolas Riegler, Lukas Meiler, Martin Meiler, Colin Stüssi, Roland Thalmann, Antoine Debons, Filippo Fortin, Felix Meo, Adria Moreno, Markus Wildauer;
violated: Alexis Guerin, Johannes Schinnagel
We are LIVE!
The race is organized by our company Pro Event Cycling Sports GmbH. It will be broadcast live on the Internet at www.k19.at from 10.45 am to 3 pm, as well as on the Team Vorarlberg Facebook page, according to the motto “in the middle of it and live”!
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.
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!
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Team presentation virtual 2021 – TEAM VORARLBERG / PRESS RELEASE
NEW YEAR, NEW HAPPINESS, NEW HOPES and NEW IDEAS!
We are happy to present you something new on this way. Mrs. Corona did not want us to meet.
Our Team have created a new version in the form of a virtual team presentation!
Take a look at RadHaus Rankweil, the team headquarter and homebase – get to know the riders and coaches personally, learn about the goals of the 16 professionals and collect your personal impressions.
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Virtual presentation: https://www.team-vorarlberg.at/team-praesentation-2021/?lang=en
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Thank you for the interest, coverage and most of all for the support and assistance during the 2021 season. KEEP ON RIDING!
Ski hillclimb power from the Montafon for Team Vorarlberg – ski mountaineer Daniel Ganahl enters professional cycling!
Steep uphill it goes in ski mountaineering! So also the sporty career of Daniel Ganahl. The 24-year-old Vorarlberger from Gaschurn in the Montafon, provided this year nationally and internationally for great results. Since the young ÖSV athlete has already gained his experience on the racing bike in various marathons and mountain races in recent years, the team managers became aware of him last year.
Thomas Kofler – Team Manager: “Daniel is a really great athlete and type. He has a real engine, especially on the mountain, because ski mountaineers have to go permanently to the performance limit. He will still have to work on his endurance and technique, but he has the best prerequisites and an optimal environment. The first meeting last week at the photo shoot with the other riders was already a good adjustment. He will make his debut at the race in Wels at the end of April. Daniel is already looking forward to his home race at the GP Vorarlberg on May 1st in Nenzing. We wish Daniel a great start with us!”
Daniel Ganahl: “I have been in the Austrian national team of ski mountaineers for three years. I have been able to improve permanently and have also noticed this physical progress on the bike in summer training. During last year’s three challenges against the pros at “Austria turns the wheel” on the Großglockner, the Kitzbühler Horn and the Ötztal Glacier, I noticed that I was strong. This brought me into contact with Team Vorarlberg, and I am grateful for this opportunity. I want to integrate well into the team, help my team colleagues and, above all, learn a lot!”
Top results Ski Mountaineering 2021:
Austrian national Championships – 2nd places (elite class Individual / Sprint).
Austrian national Championships Vertical – 3rd place
IMSF World Cup best placement 2021 (11th Madonna di Campiglio / ITA)
Team Vorarlberg leader Alexis Guerin out injured for longer – Black Easter Sunday at La Roue Tourangelle UCI 1.1
The strong race of the Team Vorarlberg cracks was lost in the light of the events in yesterday’s spring classic La Roue Tourangelle in Tours (FRA) over 204 kilometers. Swiss Pro Roland Thalmann finished the race in 24th position, but the team from Vorarlberg was already active in the early stages and launched some attacks.
Radio Tour reports: “Fortin and Moreno out after crash”.
Towards the middle of the race, co-favorite Filippo Fortin and Adria Moreno were involved in a mass crash – “out of race” for the two reports Radio Tour shortly afterwards. Fortin gets away with some bruises, as well as Adrio Moreno after a check in the hospital. Suspicion of a slight hand or arm injury, as well as bruises.
Racing luck where are you? Alexis Guerin falls after crash longer out!
The Easter Sunday should still take a more inglorious end. The finale of the race, which featured numerous World Tour teams, had long since begun when a rider at the front of the field went down. Team success guarantor Alexis Guerin was riding directly behind him and had no chance to avoid the crash. He remains motionless. Only after first aid can he be transported to the hospital. The sobering initial diagnosis: a fracture of the shoulder (acromion head), impairment of the patella tendon and a concussion. Thus, Guerin is out for a long time.
Winner of the race are Arnaud Demare (FRA/Groupama-FDJ). Second Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/Arkea Samsic), Third Marc Serreau (FRA/AG2R Citröen).
“After a great start to the season, we are currently having to take some real knocks. But the sport teaches us life over and over again. All three drivers are seasoned professionals. You can see that the stakes are high because many races can’t take place due to the pandemic. That’s why they’re taking more risks and pushing hard. Now it’s a matter of curing the injuries and rebuilding. The next races in France were unfortunately cancelled because of the lockdown. So we will have a training camp and start racing again at the end of April. The season will last all the longer in the fall – and by then Guerin u. Co. will be making a splash again!” Team Manager Thomas Kofler
Squad 20th Int. La Roue Tourangelle: Adria Moreno, Roland Thalmann, Filippo Fortin, Maximilian Kuen, Markus Wildauer, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi;
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
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.
Squad GP Adria Mobil: Roland Thalmann, Filippo Fortin, Felix Meo, Maximilian Kuen, Martin Meiler, Lukas Meiler, Johannes Schinnagel;
“All in” for Fortin! Team Vorarlberg wants on Sunday in Slovenia at the GP Adria Mobil UCI 1.2 on the podium!
The two-time winner of the race in Slovenia, with start and finish in Nove Mesto over 181 kilometers, is under contract with Team Vorarlberg this year. Filippo Fortin (ITA) has won the race in 2016 and 2018 and is already therefore one of the favorites.
26 teams from over 10 nations have registered. Among them numerous sprinters – so it will be mainly up to the other teammates to bring Fortin in position. Then a podium is also possible this year. With Thalmann, Kuen, Meo, Meiler and others, the team also has other trump cards in its hand.
The race will be streamed live at this link:
Start list for the race: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/gp-adria-mobil/2021/result/startlist
Squad GP Adria Mobil: Roland Thalmann, Filippo Fortin, Felix Meo, Maximilian Kuen, Martin Meiler, Lukas Meiler, Johannes Schinnagel;