Team Vorarlberg in YELLOW! Roland Thalmann wins the 2nd stage of the 18th Tour Alsace UCI 2.2!

Team Vorarlberg in YELLOW! Roland Thalmann wins the 2nd stage of the 18th Tour Alsace UCI 2.2 and takes the lead in the overall and also the mountain, points, combination classification of the tour!


Tour Alsace kicks off with team time trial

After yesterday evening’s prologue with a 3-man team time trial over 4.3 kilometres, the 18th edition of the Tour Alsace opened. Both starting groups of Team Vorarlberg placed in the middle of the field on the technically demanding course.


Today’s second stage From Europapark Rust to Scherwiller over 160.2 km peppered with three first and second category mountain classifications.


Right at the beginning of the second stage a 10-man leading group with Roland Thalmann from Team Vorarlberg brake away from the rest of the peloton and was not caught by the peloton until the finish.


Roland Thalmann sprints to 1st place in an exciting final!

Roland Thalmann wins the sprint of a five-man group ahead of the Briton Thomas Gloag (Trinity Racing) and the Belgian Lennert Van Eetvelt (Lotto – Sudal U23) and thus takes the lead in the overall classification of the Tour.


Due to his strength on the mountain, Roland was able to collect enough points for the mountain classification and take the lead here as well.


The third stage of the Tour Alsace in the footsteps of the Tour de France!

A few days before, the LA SUPER PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES was the finish of the Tour de France. The last kilometres are very difficult and the last kilometre is only partly asphalted with an average gradient of 12% and max. 24% on the last 300 metres.


Stage map:

27.07.    Team Time Trail Sausheim (4,3 Km)

28.07.   Europa Park Rust – Scherwiller (156,9 km)

29.07.    Vesoul – La Planche des Belles Filles (144,1 km)

30.07.    Kembs – Altkirch (169,5 km)

31.07.    Mulhouse – Berrwiller (158,2 km)


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


Race info:


Inner City Criterium in Wels!

Yesterday evening the young guard of Team Vorarlberg around Martin Meiler, Dominik Amann & Linus Stari was invited by Paul Resch to start at the inner city criterium in Wels and could present themselves very well to the numerous audience.

Besides the local cycling teams, some Tour de France starters like Simon Geschke (Cofidis), Marco Haller, Aleksandr Vlasov (both BORA Hansgrohe), Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels KTM) and Gregor Mühlberger (Movistar Team) were also present.


Marco Haller (BORA Hansgrohe) won ahead of Simon Geschke (Cofidis) and Moran Vermeulen (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels).