Big Team Vorarlberg Santic Show today in the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc UCI 2.2!
What a fight in the French Alps! Guerin and Thalmann stormed up in second and third place in the overall standings at the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc – Guerin Leader in the mountain standings!
1st half stage: Guerin with major attack and fall on the Col de Madeleine!
Today immediately at the beginning of the first half-stage from Moutiers to Valfrejus over 97 kilometers the attack by Alexis Guerin. On the climb to the prestigious Col de Madeleine, the Frenchman from the Vorarlberg Santic team solo and wins the mountain classification at 1991 meters. Then a fall from Guerin in the daring descent. He can continue the race, but is put from the front.
Thalmann fights sixth behind the Belgian stage winner Verschaeve (Lotto-Soudal). Despite the hussar ride, Guerin is still ninth. Colin Stüssi just behind 18. Great team performance!
2nd half stage: Great Show to Valmeinier – Thalmann and Guerin now at the forefront!
At 5 p.m. today, the second half-stage with a profile in the sky and a wild descent from Saint Michel de Maurienne to Valmeinier for almost 38 kilometers.
Then totally attacked by Guerin and Thalmann. Guerin wins the first mountain classification on the Col de Beauplan in front of Piere Rolland and Thalmann (Guerin now leads the overall mountain classification). Thalmann pulls through on the descent and can pull away in the 13 kilometer final ascent. A few kilometers defect at Thalmann again. Incredible – seven damage in two stages is a negative record.
The Tour de France veteran Piere Rolland (B&B Hotels Vital Concept) wins the final of the mountain arrival. In seventh place despite damaged bike Roland Thalmann, just ahead of Guerin (9th).
Piere Rolland now leads Roland Thalmann and Alexis Guerin in the overall intermediate ranking of the tour!
“Really unbelievable what the boys did. So much bad luck, defects and fall – and yet we are one of the three leading teams here. The boys are fit and brimming with will. Now there are super hard days. We wear a jersey and are currently on the podium. You will see what happens until Saturday! ” Werner Salmen – sporting director!
Squad: Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler, Jack Burke, Johannes Schinnagel
Info about the race: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-des-pays-de-savoie/2020/overview
06.08. Stage 2 Moutiers – Valfrejus (97.4 km)
06.08. Stage 3 Saint Michel de Maurienne – Valmeinier (37.4 km)
07.08. Stage 4 Aix le Bains – Notre Dame du Pre (143.3 km)
08.08. Stage 5 Aix le Bains – Le Revard (22.4 km) – mountain time trial