Brave start at the CRO Race UCI 2.1 in Croatia from Team Vorarlberg until five kilometers from the finish line!

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 Brave start at the CRO Race UCI 2.1 in Croatia from Team Vorarlberg until five kilometers from the finish line

A true world class line-up of six World Tour teams (Bahrain – Victorious / INEOS Grenadiers / Israel – Premier Tech / Jumbo-Visma / Team DSM / Trek – Segafredo), seven UCI Pro teams and the best Continental teams in Europe crossed the start line in Osijek today for the first and longest stage over 223 kilometers with the finish in Ludbreg.

The changeable weather should become the crux in the finale. Before that, Matthias Reutimann in particular showed a strong performance. The Swiss rider was part of the day’s leading group. Alexis Guerin was able to catch up to this group with a solo ride 40 kilometers before the end of the race. This leading group was then stopped in the climb before the finish.

Linus Stari best Team Vorarlberg crack in stormy finale

At the 5000 meter mark, the field split in stormy, rainy conditions. At this point all Vorarlbergers were too far behind. Any chance out of reach for a top place thus gone. Once again the young Vorarlberger Linus Stari delivers a strong race. He is 44th with a gap of 32 seconds.

Winner and overall leader is the Italian Jonathan Milan (Bahrain) ahead of his compatriots Sascha Modolo (Bardiani) and Mirco Maestri (Eolo-Kometa).

There was a lot of TV time on Eurosport for the team today, but with a not very pleasant final result. Tomorrow is a chance for revenge on stage number two from Otocaz to Zadar (163 km).

Riccardo Zoidl again slowed down by positive Covid19 test!

Things are not going according to plan this year for the father of three from Upper Austria. Shortly before the departure Ricci delivers a positive test, and must thus cancel his participation. Very sad for him and the team.

Stage overview:

1st stage 27.9. / Osijek – Ludbreg / 223.5 km 710 m

2nd stage 28.9. / Otočac – Zadar / 163 km 1170 m

3rd stage 29.9. / Sinj – Primošten / 157 km 1505 m

4th stage 30.9. / Biograd na Moru – Crikvenica / 219 km 2050 m

5th stage 1.10. / Opatija – Labin / 154 km 2920 m

6th stage 2.10. / Sveta Nedelja – Zagreb / 158 km 720 m

We are LIVE on stage: All stages will be broadcasted live daily from 3 p.m. on Eurosport 1.


Start list:

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Alexis Guerin, Dominik Amann, Lukas Meiler, Mathias Reutimann;

 Press Service Team Vorarlberg