Team Vorarlberg presents strong squad for 72nd Tour of Austria UCI 2.1 despite absence of Oscar Cabedo

Team Vorarlberg presents strong squad for the 72nd Tour of Austria UCI 2.1

Finally it’s rolling again! After a break of several years, the Tour of Austria will start again on July 2, 2023. The Austrian Continental teams will act as organizers. And the start next Sunday is with the first stage location in Dornbirn in the home country of Team Vorarlberg.

The opening stage starts in Dornbirn at the market square and ends after 147 kilometers and nearly 1800 meters of altitude in front of the town hall, also in Dornbirn. Thousands of spectators are expected, who will especially keep their fingers crossed for the home team.

Overall classification aspirant Oscar Cabedo has to cancel

With Moran Vermeulen, Dominik Amann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Meiler, Lukas Rüegg, Pirmin Benz and Jon Knolle, the Vorarlberg team will be starting at the 72nd Tour of Austria with a strong team. Oscar Cabedo will not be able to participate due to illness. The 28-year-old Spaniard would have been one of the leaders and riders for the overall classification. The climber recently presented himself in top form and narrowly missed winning the Tour of Upper Austria. He also finished the Tour of Slovenia 2023 in an excellent 15th place.

Team Vorarlberg is a force to be reckoned with at all times

“It’s quite bitter that we have to give up a decisive man for the overall classification with Oscar Cabedo. We now see Colin Stüssi and Lukas Meiler as the leaders of the very compact Team Vorarlberg line-up. That’s the sport. We will realign ourselves and look even more motivated towards the Tour start. Especially on the classic stages we should not be underestimated. Perhaps a classification jersey goes out. Moran Vermeulen is in top shape, as are Lukas Rüegg, Pirmin Benz and the newly nominated Jon Knolle. Personally, I am pleased that Dominik Amann, a Vorarlberg rider, has also made it into the line-up of Sports Director Werner Salmen,” says Team Manager Thomas Kofler, who this year also acts as Tour Director and Managing Director of the Tour of Austria.

The Tour can be followed permanently at  Also on the Facebook page of Team Vorarlberg.

Provisional star list:

Live on Servus TV On and K19, summaries on ORF

The Tour of Austria will be broadcast live on Servus TV ON and K19. In addition, there will be summaries of the daily stages on ORF 1 and ORF Sport Plus. Numerous stations will report via live ticker from all stages.

Stage overview:

1st stage July 2, 2023, Dornbirn – Dornbirn 147.6 kilometers, 1762 vertical meters

2nd stage July 3, 2023, St. Anton – Innsbruck 158.8 kilometers, 1803 vertical meters

3rd stage July 4, 2023, Sillian – St. Johann/Alpendorf 148.5 kilometers, 2947 vertical meters

4th stage July 5, 2023, St. Johann/Alpendorf – Steyr 197 kilometers, 2002 vertical meters

5th stage July 6, 2023, Ybbs – Sonntagberg, 155.8 kilometers, 2687 vertical meters


Team Vorarlberg line-up for the Tour of Austria:

Moran Vermeulen

June 14, 1997, Austria

Dominik Amann

February 12, 1999, Austria

Colin Stüssi

March 4, 1993, Switzerland

Lukas Meiler

February 14, 1995, Germany

Lukas Rüegg

September 9, 1996, Switzerland

Pirmin Benz

November 26, 2000, Germany

Jon Knolle

September 11, 1999, Germany