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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

 

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Brilliantly done! Alexis Guerin finishes the Tour of Bulgaria in second place overall, Roland Thalmann fourth overall – Alexis Guerin also wins the overall mountain classification!

The last stage of the six-day tour from Chirpan to Momchilgrad over 159 km wrote his own stories today. After about an hour of racing, a big crash occurred in the peloton in which Alexis Guerin, Roland Thalmann and the overall leader of the Tour also went down.

On the penultimate climb, the leading group was caught by the peloton and the pace was kept very high by the riders of Team Vorarlberg, so that the peloton became smaller and smaller. At the beginning of the last climb there were only 10 riders left who could decide the day’s victory among themselves.

Alexis Guerin in second place in the overall classification of the Tour – Roland Thalmann in fourth place!

In the downhill, the Pole Szymon Rekita (Voster ATS Team) was able to break away from the other riders and take the day’s victory.

In the overall classification of the Tour, Alexis Guerin moves up to second place and Roland Thalmann to fourth. Alexis Guerin defends the lead in the overall mountain classification.  In the team classification, the team from Vorarlberg came in second place.

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg (DNF), Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler (DNF);

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-bulgaria/2022/stage-5/result/result

Organizer: www.bgcf.bg

After a one-day break, the Team Vorarlberg riders will continue in Bulgaria with the next two-day Tour. On 03-04.09.2022 “In the Footsteps of Romans UCI 2.2” will take place.

Organizer: https://cup.doltcini.com/en/blog/2022-en/cup-doltcini-in-the-footsteps-of-the-romans-2/

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Strong Team performance on the fourth stage of the Tour of Bulgaria UCI 2.2 – Mountain jersey changes from Roland Thalmann to Alexis Guerin!

On the penultimate stage of the Tour of Bulgaria, the motto was to save energy for the last stage and not to lose any more seconds in the overall classification.

No sooner said than done. After the only mountain classification of the day, a three-rider leading group was able to break away and was caught up 25 kilometres before the finish.

As a team, the riders stayed in the front third of the peloton in order not to miss another attack until the finish.

Alexis Guerin takes over the mountains jersey from Roland Thalmann!

The sprint of the day was won by Marceli Bogusławski (HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski) from the overall leader of the Tour Francesco Di Felice (Gallina Ecotek Lucchini Colosio) and Patryk Stosz (Voster ATS Team).

Alexis Guerin collects some climb classification points and takes over the jersey of the leader in the climb classification from his team mate Roland Thalmann.

In the overall classification, Alexis Guerin and Roland Thalmann are in fourth and fifth place. In the team classification, the riders of Team Vorarlberg are in second place.

Tomorrow’s fifth and final stage over 159 kilometres from Chirpan to Momchilgrad will be another exciting one for the overall classification riders.

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg (DNF), Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler (DNF);

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-bulgaria/2022/stage-4/result/result

Organizer: www.bgcf.bg

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 Long day of work for the cracks of Team Vorarlberg – Alexis Guerin and Roland Thalmann move up to fourth and fifth overall after the two half stages of the Tour of Bulgaria UCI 2.2!

 On the first half stage in the morning over 64 kilometres from Troyan to Gabrovo, the aim was not to lose time to the overall leaders.

Roland Thalmann and Alexis Guerin finished 11th and 13th, two seconds behind the winner Patryk Stosz (Voster ATS Team).

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-bulgaria/2022/stage-3a

The second half stage in the afternoon over 133 kilometres from Tryavna to Sliven was peppered with four mountain classifications of the second and third category.

Right at the beginning of the first climb, the Team Vorarlberg riders set the pace very high and reduced the peloton to about 30 riders until a leading group of eight could break away from this group.

Roland Thalmann defends the leader’s jersey in the mountain classification!

Shortly before the finish Szymon Rekita of the Voster ATS Team was able to break away from the rest of the riders and win the stage.

The best Team Vorarlberg rider was Alexis Guerin, eight seconds behind. Roland Thalmann was eighth, 11 seconds behind.

In the overall standings, Kyrylo Tsarenko (Gallina Ecotek Lucchini Colosio) defends the lead. Alexis Guerin and Roland Thalmann move up to fourth and fifth place.

Roland Thalmann could collect more valuable points and defends his lead in the mountain classification.

Tomorrow, the fourth and penultimate stage from Sliven to Burgas over 138.8 kilometres follows.

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg (DNF), Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler (DNF);

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-bulgaria/2022/stage-3b/result/result

Organizer: www.bgcf.bg

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 Team Vorarlberg in attack mode on second and third place of the second stage of the Tour of Bulgaria UCI 2.2 – Roland Thalmann new man in hill climb jersey

The whole Team Vorarlberg has already given fire at the beginning of the stage. Thus, the teams were warned. Nevertheless, the competition on this day had to let Alexis Guerin and Roland Thalmann pull on the last long climb.

Only the strong Briton Paul Double (Team MG.K.) was able to follow the Vorarlberg duo on the short stage from Plovdiv to Troyan over 106 kilometers. The lead work was thus up to Guerin and Thalmann. In the sprint for the day’s victory, the Briton was faster, but with second and third place can be super happy. Especially since the starting position has now improved greatly in the fight for the overall standings.

Advancing in the overall standings

Guerin and Thalmann are now both in the top six, although the day’s result is still pending (see link below). Roland Thalmann also takes over the classification in the mountain classification.

Tomorrow there will be two half stages over 64 and 133 kilometers respectively – so a long day of work!

Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler (DNF);

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-bulgaria/2022/stage-2

Organizer: www.bgcf.bg

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