Incredible Team Vorarlberg! Alexis Guerin immortalizes himself with solo victory at La Toussuire – Roland Thalmann second overall in the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc!
What a day! Alexis Guerin immortalizes himself with victory at La Toussuire – Roland Thalmann second overall in the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc!
The best day of this season!
Today’s last section a “true mythical royal stage” with 4352 meters of altitude distributed over 124 kilometers. After the official start in St. Jean de Maurienne, three huge climbs awaited before heading up to the historic Col de La Toussuire (1691m)!
Werner Salmen, the sporting director, may be called “Fox” from today on. Equipped with clear tactics ALL team riders did their super job. They delivered Thalmann and Guerin ideally at the foot of La Toussuire. Guerin attacked and charged towards the finish. All the Colombians and Pro Continental riders from Team Androni-Giocattolli wore down. Guerin is in front, then Thalmann sets after and breaks up his group with a mini-chance to climb from three to two in the overall standings. In the end it should be enough for “Roli” by a few tenths of a second. Guerin wins the stage solo 26 seconds ahead of Cepeda (COL/Androni). Thalmann comes in third with 31 seconds.
Guerin at the finish of “his” mountain and dreams!
“My goal for the season is to win La Toussuire. Here, every victory of a professional on the mountain is set in stone and immortalized. I achieved that today thanks to my team today. I am so incredibly happy. Merci and Roli, who rode terrific, but especially to my teammates, who plowed what they could and to all the staff!!!” Alexis Guerin after the victory ceremony
Overall ranking: Thalmann on two, Guerin on four and Team Vorarlberg on two, and …..!
With the following proud results in the overall standings of the 23rd Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, the Team Vorarlberg pros now start their journey home more than motivated:
Roland Thalmann – 2nd place overall +2min 37sec (winner Jefferson Cepeda – COL/Androni).
Alexis Guerin – 4th place overall +3min 27sec
Colin Stüssi – 15th place overall +12min 7sec
Alexis Guerin – 2nd place points classification
Alexis Guerin – 3rd place mountain classification
Team Vorarlberg – 2nd place team classification (winner Androni-Giaocattolli – ITA)
Squad: Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler, Alexandre Debons, Colin Stüssi, Roland Thalmann, Johannes Schinnagel
Linus Stari wins elite classification at Highlander marathon!
Linus Stari wins after 5h 9min the elite classification at today’s marathon in Austria over 187 kilometers and 4040 meters of altitude. The youngster rode a strong race and won ahead of the Dutch Kenny Nijssen (Continental Team Sweet Nice) and the German Stefan Brandlmeier (Team Hanau). On rank ten Dominik Amann!
Next race: Race Around Austria August 11 – 14!