Team Vorarlberg Santic victory for Jannik Steimle at the 57th Int. Cherry blossoms race in Wels / AUT!
13 Team Vorarlberg Santic riders have started in the best conditions for the traditional race in Upper Austria. Joeri Stallaert (viral disease), Patrick Jäger (knee problems) and Lukas Rüegg, who is in action at the U23 Flanders Tour, had to pretend. The cast in the race over 171.6 kilometers was very good and international this year.
Immediately after the start it was clear which teams will fight for the day’s victory today. Shortly before the mountain classification, a two-man leading group was able to break away from the field. This duo with Team Vorarlberg Santic rider Roland Thalmann was able to gain a lead of up to three minutes. Back in the field, the race was controlled by the larger teams.
Only on the last two final laps the top riders were asked. In the last climb, the race was restarted again and the Team Vorarlberg Santic have attacked again. Decided was the very fast race in the sprint.
Jannik Steimle (GER / Team Vorarlberg Santic) wins ahead of Roc Korosec (KRO / My Bike Stevens) and Timon Loderer (GER / Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang). Gian Friesecke is ninth.
A really strong performance yesterday from the Team. Now the Team is on the way for the next french big Classic race. Paris – Camembert UCI 1.1 waiting for the riders. They also want win a big Camembert Cheese – the wining price of tomorrow!
Paris – Camembert (FRA) UCI 1.1 – 10.04.2018 http://paris-camembert.fr/