Team Vorarlberg Show at the 1st Int. Criterium in Schönberg – Alexis Guerin wins in impressive manner, Lukas Meiler in third place!
That was something different today in Schönberg! Olala – 100 laps a 700 meters with top speed through the city of Schönberg in Bavaria. In front of the doors of the Elsass baker, the longtime team sponsor and friend Toni Jung, it was a hot race.
For the Team Vorarlberg pros Zoidl, Guerin and Co. a very unfamiliar terrain. Race initiator Toni Jung and his friend and co-organizer Dominik Dietrich (owner Hairstyling Dietrich), put together a real class field in Schönberg, peppered with real criterium specialists.
Team Vorarlberg makes race hard – Guerin laps solo the entire field!
A class team performance today! From the start Zoidl, Stüssi, Amann, Guerin, Rüegg and the Meiler brothers were at the front of the field and made the race fast. After one third of the race Alexis Guerin (he celebrates his 30th birthday tomorrow) sets off solo. He manages to lap the entire field, which fixed the logical victory. Florenz Knauer (GER/Team 54/11) was second. Lukas Meiler ignited the rocket on the last 20 laps and also set off solo in the hunt for points. He was able to pass Dario Raps (GER/Brosch Kempten) for third place. The bottom line = a perfect team play and deserved victory in Upper Bavaria.
Thomas Kofler – Team Manager: “The cornering is something very special. 100 laps means 400 corners within one and a half hours. The criterium specialists almost fly around here. For mountain riders, it’s really hard to drive, because there’s a fair amount of risk involved. You have to go to the limit all the time – in every bend. Nevertheless, today was a perfect change and with guarantee a good unit for the spryness and explosiveness in view of the Oberösterreich Rundfahrt from next Thursday. That it was enough for the victory all the more beautiful. This is good for the spirit of the team. We would like to thank Toni and Dominik for the organization and invitation. It was a great atmosphere in front of a great audience. Now we hope to take the momentum with us!”
Squad: Alexis Guerin, , Dominik Amann, Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Martin Meiler;
Next race events:
June 6 Int. criterium Wartenberg (GER).
June 9-12 Int. Oberösterreich Rundfahrt UCI 2.2 (AUT)
June 10 GP of Aargau – Gippingen UCI 1.1 (SUI)