Team Vorarlberg Santic Cracks Schelling and Steimle rock at Paris – Camembert UCI 1.1!

Schelling with a lot of misfortune in the final – still ranked twelve in the middle of World Tour Team Rider!

The 79th edition of the French classic Paris – Camembert wore the mourning ribbon after the tragic death of the young Belgian Michael Goolaerts! The weather, as so often this year, was cloudy and rainy. After the start in Saint Germain Village was allowed to three riders. As the 196 kilometer race continued, Team Vorarlberg Santic Pros also showed themselves at the very front of the field – the outliers are set – a new start follows.

Patrick Schelling and Jannik Steimle – super strong and unfortunately a lot of bad luck!
In the final of the ultra-hard race over muddy cobblestone passages and poisonous climbs, the field selected in smaller groups. The French Pro and Tour de France stage winner from last year Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) makes his way solo and win the race for himself after a strong ride. Behind them Madouas (FDJ), Vendrame (Androni) and Team Vorarlberg Santic captain Patrick Schelling attack on the last mountain and come away. An unfortunate circuit defect at the end of the climb throws Schelling back. His opponents are second and third! Schelling is overtaken by the chasing group and is in the fight for fourth place still excellent twelfth!

Similarly strong and with much bad luck on the tires the young Jannik Steimle!
One kilometer before the last climb then also at Steimle defect. Thus, no chance to stay in the top group. Steimle filled up and ready for a top rank at the top.

“What the riders showed here today was all honorable. The result today does not reflect the performance. Steimle and Schelling would have been able to ride into the hearts of the French fans, but the success will be soon! ” says the sporting director Werner Salmen after the race!

The Luck come back in next races!

Rooster Team Vorarlberg Santic: Patrick Schelling, Roland Thalmann, Lukas Meiler, Martin Meiler, Jannik Steimle, Manuel Bosch, Davide Orrico


Next races:
Tour du Jura Cycliste (FRA) UCI 2.2 (21.-22.04.2018)  
Giro dell Appennino (ITA) UCI 1.1 (22.04.2018)