Alexis Guerin give his comeback at the first edition of the Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes UCI 1.1!
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