Attractive Team Vorarlberg Santic appearance on the last stage of the ŠKODA Tour de Luxembourg – Thalmann in GC 16.!
Thalmann moves up to 16th place – Diego Ulissi overall winner!
It was the expected “Fireworks Stage”, because the overall victory was still completely open. Right in the middle of it all are the Team Vorarlberg Santic Cracks – and today they lit up! Diego Ulissi (UAE-Emirates) did not want to give up the yellow “scraps”. On the other hand, the Lotto-Soudal team with Tim Wellens had something in particular. In the last third of the race from Mersch to the state capital Luxembourg over 187 kilometers, there was a group of around 15 riders, and most of the favorites.
Tony Gallopin: “Where do you guys come from?”
The group had been gone for over a minute when Colin Stüssi ignited the turbo on the ascent from the main field within three kilometers with the best watt values from his ROTOR powermeters. He can catch up with the World Tour professionals.
On the descent, Alexis Guerin risks significantly more than 100% – he also catches up!
Tony Gallopin (Ag2R) to Guerin: “Boys, where are you all from?” Guerin: “From behind, of course!”
BUT also this group was put before the final. But then Thalmann storms to the great final.
Thalmann with stage rank 15 on rank 16 in the overall ranking of this Pro Series tour!
Six riders hit the home straight together. Andreas Kron (DAN / Riwal) wins ahead of overall tour winner Diego Ulissi (ITA / UAE-Emirates). Roland Thalmann is an excellent 15th with 15 seconds behind. In the final accounts, Vorarlberg’s captain is 16th!
Werner Salmen (Sports Director): “Many people here congratulated us on this attractive driving style. When even great cyclists like Gallopin pat you on the shoulder, the riders can confidently start their journey home satisfied. We had a lot of bad luck on the first stage with the falls. That’s sport. They fight with elbows. But we gave everything every day and were always close! “
15.09. Luxembourg – Luxembourg 133 km
16.09. Remich – Hesperange 164 km
17.09. Rosport – Schifflange 150 km
18.09. Rodange – Differdange 219 km
19.09. Mersch – Luxembourg 187 km
Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-de-luxembourg/2020/overview
Squad: Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin, Johannes Schinnagel, Lukas Meiler, Raphael Kockelmann;
Next race: GP Vorarlberg – Final Austrian Time Trial Series in Nenzing (27.09.)