Team Vorarlberg in Bulgaria in podium mood! Guerin on second place at first stage “In the footsteps of the romans” UCI 2.2 – Stari and Thalmann also top!
And again a podium – Alexis Guerin second at the first stage of the tour “In the footsteps of the Romans UCI 2.2”
Only four Team Vorarlberg cracks were left to follow in the footsteps of the Romans! Thalmann, Stari, Guerin and Colin Stüssi were fit for the two-day tour in Bulgaria.
Lukas Meiler and Lukas Rüegg went home immediately after their heavy crashes at the Tour of Bulgaria.
Stüssi and Guerin lay the first map!
Today’s first section with start and finish in Razlog over 126 kilometers was a matter of Colin Stüssi and Alexis Guerin. Team Vorarlberg workhorse Stüssi makes solo immediately away from the field. He is joined by team mate Guerin with Poland’s Maciej Paterski (Team Voster). In the chase race with the whole peloton Stüssi sacrifices himself, allowing Guerin to get through with Paterski.
Guerin secures second place and green jersey – Stari and Thalmann also top!
Alexis Guerin becomes second in today’s stage and has to give in to the Pole Paterski only by a narrow margin. They bring more than one minute advantage to the finish. Guerin also takes over the points jersey.
Linus Stari, who showed a strong race, finishes eleventh just ahead of Roland Thalmann. They underline again a great teamwork – congratulations!
Tomorrow this short tour ends with the second stage in Razlog. Then it’s back to the long, two-day journey home.
Squad: Linus Stari, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin,