Strong start at the prologue to the 23rd Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc!
Lukas Meiler eighth, Guerin and Thalmann also in front!
At today’s prologue in Sallanches over 5.6 kilometers, at the start of the 23rd Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Team Vorarlberg showed themselves in good shape. Above all Lukas Meiler. The 26-year-old from Oberammergau finished an excellent eighth, only 5 seconds behind. Alexis Guerin, fastest at the intermediate time becomes 14th, Roland Thalmann follows on 19th position.
The winner is Frenchman Maxime Chevalier (B & B Hotels) ahead of his compatriot Arthur Blanc (Swiss Racing Academy).
Tomorrow a varied stage awaits with finish in Praz sur Arly after 122 kilometers. On the following days, the race will get down to business with the mountain climbs on the Col de Galibier, Aussios and the Col de Lattousire.
Squad: Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler, Alexandre Debons, Colin Stüssi, Roland Thalmann, Johannes Schinnagel