Lukas Rüegg takes next podium for Team Vorarlberg in Austrian cycling league!
Third place for Lukas Rüegg at the 61st Cherry Blossom Race in Wels – Team Vorarlberg with a strong performance
The second race of the Austrian Cycling League in Wels over 170 kilometers, was again strongly occupied as in previous years. Team Vorarlberg, however, had to remove some riders from the entry list in the run-up to the race. Lukas Meiler, Peter Inauen and Linus Stari has leveraged a cold. Also not at the start Oscar Cabedo and Antoine Berlin (training camp). Moran Vermeulen arrived directly from the Tour of the Alps after his strong performance in this Pro Series Race.
Team Vorarlberg always on the throttle
The latter showed today that the Tour has really done him good. Vermeulen was one of the most active in the race today. In each leading group there were usually two Vorarlberg Pros. Vermeulen was also in the final the determining man, always in coordination with Lukas Rüegg u. Co. Vermeulen comes away solo. For a long time it looks like a Team Vorarlberg victory, but shortly before the end of the race he is stopped. A group of ten riders breaks away, with Jon Knolle and Lukas Rüegg.
Lukas Rüegg sprints to third place
Jaka Primozic (SLO/Hrinkow Advarics) wins the sprint ahead of Daniel Federspiel (AUT/Felbermayr Simplon Wels). Third, the already very active Lukas Rüegg under the race. In sixth place Jon Knolle. Dominik Amann also shows a strong final and becomes 14th!
Bad luck then for the working bee Moran Vermeulen, as well as Nikolas Riegler. Both come to fall. Vermeulen should have gotten away with abrasion after a first diagnosis. Riegler loses a tooth and knows which doctor to see next.
Today it was not enough for the victory in the team ranking. Second place behind Team Hrinkow Adavarics. In the overall ranking they are also on second place.
Dominik Amann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Pirmin Benz, Jon Knolle, Laurin Nenning, Moran Vermeulen, Nikolas Riegler;
With the 12th GP Vorarlberg UCI 1.2 next Sunday in Nenzing, cycling fans in the home country can expect a real highlight. 170 starters from over 15 nations have submitted their entries. All information about the home race at www.gp-vorarlberg.at