And the winner is “Jannik Steimle”
Jannik Steimle wins the fifth stage of the International Austria Cycling Tour UCI 2.1 in the Chamois City Kitzbühel after a defect in the final and an “unbelievable” team performance!
The penultimate stage from Bruck an der Glocknerstraße over the Gerlosspass to Kitzbühel over 162 kilometres included everything that writes exciting but at the same time painful cycling. After catching up with the leading group, Giovanni Visconti (Nerri Sotolli), winner of the stage the day before yesterday, attacks. But he, too, will be put to the test.
Crash of Jannik Steimle – Daniel Geismayr as the tip of the tongue on the scales!
In the mega-fast final towards Kitzbühel, Radio Tour reports Jannik Steimle’s fall at the end of a downhill. He gets away with a material defect and can cushion the fall 15 kilometres before the finish. Other riders fall heavily in the narrow passages. Steimle has to close the gap after the wheel change, but the CCC team turns on the throttle in this phase. Daniel Geismayr, the Vorarlberg MTB Marathon runner-up World Champion 2018, is waiting for his team colleagues and brings him to the field.
Steimle makes team history in the ski metropolis!
On entering Kitzbühel Daniel Geismayr again stretches himself in front of Colin Stüssi and Jannik Steimle. In horrendous speed “Geisi” sets the two on the last kilometer. Behind them again crashes, but all Team Vorarlberg Santic professionals get through with luck. Stüssi extends and puts Steimle in the perfect position for the “Grande Finale”. He opens at 250 meters before the finish and pulls the thing through in front of a great spectator backdrop! The madness of this Tour of Austria continues!
Colin Stüssi tops the dream day with rank nine – a Chapeau for the whole TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow the Showdown at the Kitzbühler Horn – Order Top Ten!
Around 2 pm the overall winner of this 71st Austria Tour will be announced. It is one of the best-manned tours of the last years. This will be seen tomorrow on the 117 km long stage with start in Kitzbühel and the final up to the infamous “Horn! One of the most difficult climbs in Europe. Tomorrow there could still be something going towards the top ten for Schelling and Diaz!
July 7th Grießkirchen – Freistadt 138 Km – 2147 HM
8. July Zwettl – Wr. Neustadt 177 Km – 2291 HM
9 July Cherry chop – Frohnleiten 176 Km – 3752 HM
10. July Radstadt – Großglockner 103 Km – 3253 HM
11. July Bruck – Kitzbühel 162 Km – 2619 HM
July 12th Kitzbühel – Kitzbüheler Horn 117 Km – 2215 HM
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Squads: Daniel Geismayr, Patrick Schelling, Gordian Banzer, Colin Stüssi, Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego, Jannik Steimle;
Press Service Team Vorarlberg Santic