Top job from Team Vorarlberg at the 72nd Tour of Austria
The third stage of the Tour of Austria today from Sillian over the Großglockner to St. Johann/Alpendorf (148.5 kilometers/2,947 meters of altitude). As in the last days, the pace was enormous from the beginning.
In the queen stage, Team Vorarlberg showed up against the World Tour teams again today. With Colin Stüssi and Lukas Meiler the team enters the final in the first group. Colin Stüssi sprinted in the super hard final in St. Johann/Alpendorf only ten seconds behind Ineos pro Jhonatan Narvaez to the finish in 14th place. In the overall standings he improved by 18 places, and is now tenth overall. Moran Vermeulen also strong today in 26th place. In the overall standings Vermeulen is in 25th place. Stüssi is thus the best Continental rider of the 72nd Tour of Austria.
Colin Stüssi: “At the Glockner I had difficulties for a short time because of the altitude, but I was able to get stuck in the first group. In the final I was no longer sprightly enough. I’m now in tenth place overall. There are nine riders from the World Tour in front of me. I’d like to consolidate top ten by the last stage. Maybe I can move up even further. It’s all quite close together.”
Werner Salmen Sports Director: “Until the final it was quite ok, we had two riders in the first group. In the final I would have hoped for a bit more, but unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough.”
Preview: Tomorrow, the longest stage of the Tour of Austria from St. Johann/Alpendorf to Steyr (197 kilometers/2002 meters of altitude) awaits Team Vorarlberg. It is a dangerous stage, especially for escape groups and here Lukas Meiler and Lukas Rüegg want to be at the front.
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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.
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