Race abandonment at the prologue of the Tour of Rhodes UCI 2.2!
Bitter! In double lead race abandoned – No happy prologue start at the Int. Tour of Rhodes UCI 2.2
The weather prophet Petrus was today unfortunately the main director at the 3.8 kilometer long prologue in Ialysos, at the start of the Int. Tour of Rhodes. This to the disadvantage of Team Vorarlberg. Because after 60 riders Colin Stüssi and Antoine Berlin were sovereign in the lead. In fourth place the next Team Vorarlberg professional Lukas Meiler, the winner of last year’s prologue.
Werner Salmen – Sports Director: “This is of course doubly bitter this abort due to the heavy rain. Colin, Antoine and Lukas literally flew up the mountain and showed their ambitions for the overall victory of the tour. Now it will be difficult, because most of the stages could end in the direction of a sprint. This plays anything but in our cards and is a pity for the guys. So currently the situation – but it will be settled on Sunday!”
Tomorrow follows the first stage over 139 kilometers from Rhodes City to Kalamonas.
Squad Team Vorarlberg Tour of Rhodos:
Moran Vermeulen, Lukas Meiler, Pirmin Benz, Colin Stüssi, Jon Knolle, Oscar Cabedo, Antoine Berlin;