Riccardo Zoidl with place ten also overall in top position at Sazka Tour UCI 2.1!
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!
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;
Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/stage-1/overview