Team Vorarlberg Cracks within striking distance of the World Tour pros at the start of the 12th SIBIU Cycling Tour UCI 2.1!

Prologue start at the 12th Sibiu Cycling Tour UCI 2.1 – Team Vorarlberg Cracks within striking distance with the World Tour pros!


Parallel to the 109th edition of the Tour de France, the 12th Sibiu Cycling Tour UCI 2.1 started today in Romania. The tour over five sections has never been so well represented. Numerous riders who did not make it into the “Tour” squad are thus participating in the biggest tour in Romania. And it is a super difficult tour with 8600 vertikal meters.


At today’s prologue start in the beautiful old town of Sibiu, the aim was to keep the gap to the World Tour riders as small as possible.


Lukas Meiler from Oberammergau was the best Team Vorarlberg rider!

The Dutchman Tim Van Dijke (Team Jumbo VISMA) won ahead of Marceli Boguslawski (HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski and Martin Laas (BORA – hansgrohe).


Lukas Meiler best Team Vorarlberg pro closely followed by Lukas Rüegg, Roland Thalmann & Co. At the time of publication, the exact result was not yet available.


Sharp round trip start tomorrow over 206 kilometres!

Tomorrow, Sunday, the Tour will open its doors for real. 168 professionals (!!) from 28 teams will fight for the yellow leader’s jersey on the first stage from Brezoi to Sibiu over 206 kilometres (3800 metres altitude difference). The six World Tour teams (Bora-Hansgrohe, Team Jumbo-Visma, Astana Team, Lotto Soudal, Israel Premier Tech, Cofidis) will be in the lead.



  1. Juli / prologue:  Sibiu Old City / 2,3 km
  2. Juli / 1. stage:               Brezoi – Jina – Sibiu / 206,9 KM
  3. Juli / 2. stage:               Sibiu – Mediasch – Avrig – Bâlea Lac / 179,4 KM
  4. Juli / 3. stage:               Curmatura Stezii – Platoş Păltiniş Arena / 12,5 KM (Bergzeitfahren)
  5. Juli / 4. stage:               Sibiu – Poiana Sibiului – Sibiu / 98,4 KM



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Squad: Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Roland Thalmann, Lukas Meiler, Riccardo Zoidl;