Team Vorarlberg 2023 – Team presentation part 1
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Team Vorarlberg 2023 – Team presentation part 1:
Proven regulars around Meiler and Stüssi extend their contracts – Oscar Cabedo and Pirmin Benz as first newcomers.
Five riders have already renewed their agreements and remain in proven strength in the squad for the new season. First and foremost is team leader Lukas Meiler from Oberammergau (GER). The 27-year-old drove an outstanding season and will take a supporting role. Lukas is super motivated and will do everything in his ninth (!!) year to make another step to the top.
Info about Lukas Meiler: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/lukas-meiler
The Swiss Colin Stüssi from Näfels is also in the same vein. The veteran (29 years) will also be one of the team captains and continue his upward trend from this year. Sport director Werner Salmen holds very much in the direction of its development values us sees the maps for Stüssi very well put.
Info about Colin Stüssi: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/colin-stussi/start
The two Vorarlberg players Linus Stari (24) and Dominik Amann (23), as well as the young Nikolas Riegler (21) have also extended their contracts. Stari and Amann were able to translate their athletic development into results, especially in the second half of the season, and are aiming for some season highlights in 2023. And here they will receive full team support.
Info about Dominik Amann: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/dominik-amann/start
Info about Linus Stari: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/linus-stari/start
Info about Nikolas Riegler: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/nikolas-riegler/start
NEW: Spanish draught horse Oscar Cabedo for the difficult tours – and German classic quality with Pirmin Benz!
The 28 year old Oscar Cabedo Carda from Onda (Valencia), comes from the UCI Pro Team Burgos-BH. He is a pronounced mountain rider and man for the overall classifications. Cabedo was 19th overall in the 2021 Vuelta Espana, and 22nd overall this year.
“My best performances have been in hard mountain stages, especially in the Vuelta a España.
Now I am very happy about the chance Team Vorarlberg has given me after five years with Team Burgos-BH. The team has a great race calendar for a mountain rider like me and I will work hard to achieve great things with them.” said Oscar Cabedo.
Info on Oscar Cabedo: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/oscar-cabedo/start
Pirmin Benz (22) joins the line-up as a very well trained rider from Team Radnet Rose and convinced especially on the classic terrain. He also wants to make the next step in Team Vorarlberg:
“I am looking forward to being a part of Team Vorarlberg next season. For the coming season, I plan to win races with the team and give everything. I particularly enjoy classic races and medium-difficulty stage races. I am already looking forward to the first races“” says Pirmin Benz with motivation.
Info about Pirmin Benz: https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/pirmin-benz/start
Thalmann and Guerin say goodbye!
Due to the successful 2022 season, some riders have received offers from other teams in the next higher category. Roland Thalmann, five years in loyal service to the team, is turning pro with UCI Pro Team Tudor in Switzerland. Alexis Guerin, the strong Frenchman, moves to the Belgian UCI Pro Team Bingoal-Pauwels after three strong seasons.
Also leaving the team are Riccardo Zoidl (AUT), Mathias Reutimann (SUI), Martin Meiler (GER) – all of whom are moving to league rival Felbermayr-Wels. Daniel Ganahl will concentrate completely on his special discipline of ski mountaineering in 2023 and is on the Olympic squad of the ÖSV. There is still a question mark behind Lukas Rüegg (SUI). This will be decided the days.