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 Team Vorarlberg for season finale against Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard at CRO Race UCI 2.1 in Croatia

Team Vorarlberg will compete in the last Tour of the season. And this tour will be the season highlight par excellence! The CRO Race in Croatia from 27.09. to 02.10. over six stages and 1075 kilometers will be a real summit meeting of the top stars!

Six World Tour teams (Bahrain – Victorious / INEOS Grenadiers / Israel – Premier Tech / Jumbo-Visma / Team DSM / Trek – Segafredo), and numerous UCI Pro Teams have submitted their entries. The start will be next Tuesday in Osijek. This invitation can be considered an appreciative passport of this year’s season.

Top Favorites:

→ Jonas Vingegaard (DEN/Jumbo-Visma) → winner Tour de France 2022.

→ Geraint Thomas (GBR/INEOS Grenadiers) → Winner Tour de Suisse, third Tour de France 2022.

→ Damiano Caruso (ITA/Bahrain – Victorious) → Second Giro d’Italia 2022.

With Dominik Amann and Linus Stari, two youngsters are in the lineup

The lineup for this high-profile tour shows that young riders are also getting their turn at Team Vorarlberg. Due to the development so far, sport director Werner Salmen now puts his trust in Stari and Amann. The line-up is completed by Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Alexis Guerin, Mathias Reutimann and Roland Thalmann.

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.

Race info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-croatia/2022/startlist/preview

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

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Team Vorarlberg not blessed with luck at the King of the Lake and at the Cycling league finals – Reutimann finishes fourth in overall

 

King of the Lake this year a weather lottery

It was super tough conditions at the 12th edition of this European-wide individual time trial classic. On the 47 kilometers long round around the beautiful Attersee, one waited in vain for the sun. Rain, wind and cold made this time trial a lottery. This was not to the advantage of Team Vorarlberg cracks Zoidl, Ganahl and Meiler. They took eighth to tenth place in the final standings. Winner the German Julian Braun (Team Sauerland).

Final of the cycling league in Kufstein – Just past is also past with ranks five and six!

Also in Kufstein a hard battle in the rain and cold. In the race over 140 kilometers around Kufstein, Team Vorarlberg launched the pace again and again in the second half of the race. First Guerin and Stari can break away in the last of four laps. After catching up, six riders attack with Zoidl. Guerin can catch up in the last kilometer, but can’t do anything in the sprint. He finishes sixth behind Riccardo Zoidl. Winner the Tyrolean Emanuel Zangerle (Team Cycling Tirol KTM).

 

“Although the riders have tried everything, it was not meant to be today. All the teams were looking at us, but the track was just not hard enough to bring about a clearer selection. Now, at the end of September, another season highlight awaits with the CRO Race in Croatia. Here they can really prove themselves again!” Werner Salmen – Sports Director

 

Result: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2022/220918/20220918_Kufstein_ME_MU.pdf

Final score: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2022/220918/RBL-Auswertung_ME.pdf

 

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin, Riccardo Zoidl, Daniel Ganahl, Nikolas Riegler, Dominik Amann, Martin Meiler, Lukas Meiler, Mathias Reutimann

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 Team Vorarlberg ready for the King of the Lake and revenge at the final of the cycling league in Kufstein!

The sporting gash of the past weekend, the Team Vorarlberg professionals want to eradicate this weekend. Especially on Sunday at the final of the cycling league at the race in Kufstein in Tyrol. Almost all teams will compete in their best line-up in the race over 140 kilometers. With this elite race, the league also ends with the eighth race of the season!

1400 starters at the King of the Lake!

Already tomorrow, Saturday, Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler and Daniel Ganahl will fight for the crown of the “King of the Attersee”. Great competition awaits in the elite class at the 12th edition over 47 kilometers long and very demanding individual time trial with start and finish in Schörfling. A total of 1400 starters are registered.

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin, Riccardo Zoidl, Daniel Ganahl, Nikolas Riegler, Dominik Amann, Martin Meiler, Lukas Meiler, Mathias Reutimann

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Riccardo Zoidl in fifth place at the seventh stop of the “road cycling league Austria”!

 

In wet and cold conditions the seventh station of the Austrian Cycling League started today in the Mühlviertel hills in Königswiesen.

 

After the opening laps, a six-man group was able to break away from the field of riders. Among them was the recovered Lukas Meiler from Oberammergau, who had to end the Tour of Bulgaria after a heavy crash.

 

Riccardo Zoidl in fifth place, Matthias Reutimann also in fifth place overall!

Mathias Vacek (CK Pribram Fany Gastro) won ahead of the two Tirol KTM Cycling Team riders Felix Engelhardt and Karel Vacek.

Riccardo Zoidl reached fifth place as best Team Vorarlberg rider and Matthias Reutimann ninth.

 

In the overall ranking of the ÖRV Radbundesliga Mattias Reutimann is on fifth place.

 

The race programme continues in Austria next weekend. With the ASVÖ King of the Lake (17.09.2022) and the final from the road cycling league in Kufstein (18.09.2022) before the CRO Race UCI 2.1 (27.09.-02.10.2022) in Croatia starts one week later.

 

Squad: Dominik Amann, Daniel Ganahl, Lukas Meiler, Martin Meiler, Matthias Reutimann, Nikolas Riegler, Linus Stari, Colin Stüssi, Roland Thalmann, Riccardo Zoidl;

Resultat: https://www.computerauswertung.at/veranstaltungen/2022/220912/20220911_Muehlviertler_Huegelwelt_Classic_ME_MU.pdf

Alexis Guerin finishes “In the footsteps of the Romans UCI 2.2” as overall second – Team Vorarlberg lacks one second for team victory

 

On today’s second and last stage from Banya to Razlog (137 km) of the short tour around the Bulgarian ski resort Bansko, Hungarian Karl Adam Kristof (Team Expronex) won in a mass sprint ahead of Domenico Cirlincione (ITA/Team Gallina Ecotek). Best Vorarlberg rider is Alexis Guerin in ninth place. Roland Thalmann finished 13th, Linus Stari 15th.

 

In the overall ranking Guerin is only five seconds short of the overall victory. The Frenchman finishes second behind Poland’s Maciej Paterski (Team Voster). Third the Hungarian Kristof (Team Expronex).

 

Werner Salmen – Sports Director: “We wanted to start the assault on the yellow jersey again today, but we lacked a bit of the longer climbs. The Polish teams neutralized all attacks. Nevertheless, we can be satisfied and travel back to Austria with numerous UCI points. The guys rode very well, although two riders were injured. They would have deserved the victory in the team classification, but the one second difference to Team Voster is on our side at the next race!”

 

Now it’s off home. The riders will fly home tomorrow via Sofia. The support crew around Werner Salmen, Hans Innerhofer, Ladi Demko and Johannes Kofler will chauffeur the team vehicles home from Bulgaria.

 

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin,

Result stage: https://firstcycling.com/race.php?r=10675&y=2022&e=02

Total: https://firstcycling.com/race.php?r=10675&y=2022&e=02

 

And again a podium – Alexis Guerin second at the first stage of the tour “In the footsteps of the Romans UCI 2.2”

 

Only four Team Vorarlberg cracks were left to follow in the footsteps of the Romans! Thalmann, Stari, Guerin and Colin Stüssi were fit for the two-day tour in Bulgaria.

Lukas Meiler and Lukas Rüegg went home immediately after their heavy crashes at the Tour of Bulgaria.

 

Stüssi and Guerin lay the first map!

Today’s first section with start and finish in Razlog over 126 kilometers was a matter of Colin Stüssi and Alexis Guerin. Team Vorarlberg workhorse Stüssi makes solo immediately away from the field. He is joined by team mate Guerin with Poland’s Maciej Paterski (Team Voster). In the chase race with the whole peloton Stüssi sacrifices himself, allowing Guerin to get through with Paterski.

 

Guerin secures second place and green jersey – Stari and Thalmann also top!

Alexis Guerin becomes second in today’s stage and has to give in to the Pole Paterski only by a narrow margin. They bring more than one minute advantage to the finish. Guerin also takes over the points jersey.

Linus Stari, who showed a strong race, finishes eleventh just ahead of Roland Thalmann.  They underline again a great teamwork – congratulations!

 

Tomorrow this short tour ends with the second stage in Razlog. Then it’s back to the long, two-day journey home.

 

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin,

Result: https://firstcycling.com/race.php?r=10675&y=2022&e=01

Info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/in-the-footsteps-of-the-romans/2022/stage-1/overview

 

Strong again! Riccardo Zoidl before final stage still top on stage and in overall standings at Sazka Tour UCI 2.1 – Roland Thalmann today on the podium as the most active rider!

 

With tenth place Riccardo Zoidl confirms his currently very strong form and can ride with the best of the best until the final stage. On the 148 kilometer long, difficult mountain stage from Moravska Trebova to the Dlouhe Strane, the Upper Austrian only loses ten seconds to stage winner Kamiel Bonneu (Team Vlaanderen) and continues to rank at the top of the overall standings in seventh place. Still in the lead overal Lorenzo Rota (ITA/Intermarche-Wanty).

 

Roland Thalmann on the podium as the most active rider!

If not “Roli” then who! Thalmann has tightened the pace again and again in the final today, can break away and rides solo towards the finish. Four kilometers before the finish the Swiss was put back and becomes 17th. Colin Stüssi completes again a strong team result with rank 25.

In the team classification the team is also still in the top five, ahead of World Tour and UCI Pro Teams.

 

The finale will not be a peace ride!

Tomorrow the tour ends in Sternberk after 179 kilometers. These are salted an eternal up and down. For the overall standings and placings it needs good legs until the end!

 

Stage overview:

04.08. Stage 1 Unicov – Prostejov 196.2 km

05.08. Stage 2 Olomouc – Pustevny 189,3 km

06.08. Stage 3 Moravska Trebova – Dlouhe Strane 148,7 km

07.08. Stage 4 Sumperk – Sternberk 179,9 km

 

Squad: Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Alexis Guerin, Matthias Reutimann;

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/sazka-tour/2022/stage-3

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/stage-1/overview

Organizer: https://sazkatour.cz/

Riccardo Zoidl strong eighth after feat of strength on second stage of the Sazka Tour UCI 2.1 in the Czech Republic!

 

A first selection for the overall classification should fall today. The second stage over 189 kilometers of the Sazka Tour with start in Olomouc, ended after 3000 meters of altitude on the Pustevny. And it was a hard piece of work in the great heat for professionals.

 

Zoidl back after feat of strength – and shines with eighth place!

First it was Lukas Rüegg who went down after a heavy crash. After material damage repair he can continue the race. 40 kilometers before the end of the race in a very unfortunate phase, Riccardo Zoidl suffers rear wheel failure and has to make up more than 2 minutes, because the team car was not immediately on the spot due to narrow roads. With a real show of strength Ricci finds his way back.

In the final climb, it was once again Zoidl, who was riding super strong today, who was able to keep up with the best. He lost only a few seconds to the winner Lorenzo Rota (ITA/Intermarche-Wanty) and finished in an excellent eighth place.

Second of the stage is Oscar Onley (GBR/DSM) ahead of Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/Intermarche-Wanty).

 

Team Vorarlberg top again!

With Colin Stüssi (15th), Roland Thalmann (20th) and Lukas Meiler (34th) Team Vorarlberg showed itself super strong again today. The World Tour Team Intermarche-Wanty is at the start with the team from the Giro d Italia, and is preparing for the Vuelta Espana. They also lead the team classification. Amidst the top teams, Team Vorarlberg continued to move up in the team standings.

 

Also tomorrow it’s mountains, mountains, mountains!

Tomorrow the third stage over 148.7 kilometers ends on the Dlouhe Strange, the roof of the Tour at 1323 meters.

 

Stage overview:

04.08. Stage 1 Unicov – Prostejov 196.2 km

05.08. Stage 2 Olomouc – Pustevny 189,3 km

06.08. Stage 3 Moravska Trebova – Dlouhe Strane 148,7 km

07.08. Stage 4 Sumperk – Sternberk 179,9 km

 

Squad: Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Alexis Guerin, Matthias Reutimann;

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/stage-2

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/stage-1/overview

Organizer: https://sazkatour.cz/

Sazka Tour UCI 2.1 at first stage on detours – Team Vorarlberg professionals ready at the same time before ReStart in the mountains!

 

After the extremely strong performance in Alsace at the Tour Alsace last week, was already today the same row plus Matthias Reutimann for Team Vorarlberg at work. The biggest tour in the Czech Republic as always well staffed with World Tour teams (BORA-hansgrohe, Bike-Exchange, Intermarche-Wanty), as well as UCI Pro teams. In 2018 Team Vorarlberg pro Riccardo Zoidl could win this tour!

 

Today’s first section from Unicov to Prostejov over almost 200 kilometers had to be shortened by a few kilometers due to a special circumstance. On the final lap the leading group as well as the peloton got lost. The race was stopped and restarted on the correct course. Due to the shortening, the leading riders saved half a minute advantage to the finish. Winner and first leader of the Tour of Team Sport Flaanderen – Baloise, the Belgian Rune Herregodts. All Team Vorarlberg finish at the same time with the Tour favorites.

 

From tomorrow it’s off to the mountains!

The next three stages are all designed for mountain-resistant riders. Tomorrow awaits in Pustevny the first mountain finish after 189 kilometers in Pustevny. Likewise on Saturday – this stage ends at 1323 meters above sea level.

 

Stage overview:

04.08. Stage 1 Unicov – Prostejov 196,2 km

05.08. Stage 2 Olomouc – Pustevny 189,3 km

06.08. Stage 3 Moravska Trebova – Dlouhe Strane 148,7 km

07.08. Stage 4 Sumperk – Sternberk 179,9 km

 

Squad: Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Alexis Guerin, Matthias Reutimann;

 

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/stage-1

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/stage-1/overview

Organizer: https://sazkatour.cz/

Team Vorarlberg rocks the Tour Alsace UCI 2.2 on the fourth stage! Colin Stüssi stage fourth – Roland Thalmann third overall and leader mountain classification – Team Vorarlberg takes the lead in the team classification!

 

After the great performance of Team Vorarlberg at the Tour Alsace so far, today was big fight day. Average 48 Km/h in the first hour of the race. Colin Stüssi successfully occupied the first leading group. This should come through with the plan to decide the resulting team classification for himself. And this succeeded after a phenomenal overall performance of the team. Colin Stüssi finished the stage in fourth place. Winner Arthur Kluckers (NED/Team Leopard) ahead of Nicolas Debeaumarche (FRA/St. Michel Auber). But also all other daily goals were reached!

 

Werner Salmen – Sporting Director: “Today the guys rode almost everything into the ground. In the front Colin Stüssi secured a strong stage result with fourth place, thereby also taking the lead in the team classification. In the back of the peloton, everyone set off fireworks and almost drove leader Finlay Pickering (GBR/Groupama-FDJ-Devo) out of the jersey when Zoidl and Thalmann attacked. Still – today we achieved everything. Thalmann defends the mountains jersey and third place overall, Stüssi wins the combined jersey. And what makes everyone happy: Team Vorarlberg regains the lead in the team classification today. That was a hussar ride after the difficult day yesterday – we have to congratulate!”

 

Once again all for Roli Thalmann and the team!

Tomorrow, the 18th Tour Alsace concludes with the final stage. The 158 kilometers are mostly flat, but certainly something for escapees. The start in Mulhouse, the finish in Berrwiller. The plan: to bring everything to the finish that you have carried on your shoulders so far!

 

Stage overview:

27.07. Team Time Trial Sausheim (4,3 Km)

28.07. Europa Park Rust – Scherwiller (156,9 km)

29.07. Vesoul – La Planche des Belles Filles (144,1 km)

30.07. Kembs – Altkirch (169,5 km)

31.07. Mulhouse – Berrwiller (158.2 km)

 

Squad: Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Alexis Guerin;

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2022/stage-4

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2022/overview

Organizer: https://www.touralsace.fr/