Super strong season finale!
Super strong season finale! Alexis Guerin finishes 56th Giro della Regione Friuli UCI 2.2 in second place after a great team job! Maximilian Kuen wins overall sprint ranking!
Sensational overall performance by Team Vorarlberg Santic in Italy! Alexis Guerin in second place in the overall individual ranking. Also the ranks two in the mountain classification, and the team final classification against 31 teams. Only the Norwegian Pro Continental Team Uno-X could not be bent.
And last but not least, Maximilian Kuen wins the overall sprint classification – a perfect tour to end 2020!
Weather change causes tough battle for the overall ranking!
After 30 kilometers, the race seemed already lost for Alexis Guerin. With eight degrees, storms and continuous rain, 20 riders made off on the “wind edge”. Then all of the Team Vorarlberg Santic riders will be at the front of the field and make up for the minute gap. Guerin, Thalmann and Orrico fight to the end and thus secure the overall ranking.
Pawel Bernas (POL/Team Mazowsce) wins ahead of Harry Sweeny (AUS/Lotto-Soudal).
A 23rd day rank is enough for Guerin to stay second on the podium. At the award ceremony, Max Kuen was just as relieved when he pulled on his winner’s jersey in the sprint classification.
Well done guys !!!
Roland Thalmann`s cool statement: “Such races like today are horrible days on the bike. The wind from the sea side almost swept us off our bikes, after a few kilometers we are already frozen. But if it fits in the end, the fight is worth it!”
8.10. 1st stage Team Time Trial Aquileia – Grado 23.5 km
9.10. 2nd stage Variano di Basiliano – San Marco 164.5 km
10.10. 3rd stage San Vito al Tagliamento – Buja 148 km
11.10. 4th stage Percoto – Martignacco 130 km
Squad: Roland Thalmann, Maximilian Kuen, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi, Davide Orrico;