Top Job from Team Vorarlberg on the third stage of the Croatia Tour UCI 2.1!
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Top Job from Team Vorarlberg! Stüssi and Thalmann sprint into the top ten on the third stage of the Croatia Tour UCI 2.1!
Again today a great performance of the pros of Team Vorarlberg! Meiler, Thalmann u. Co. were next to the World Tour teams one of the most active teams on the third stage from Primosten to Makarska over 167 kilometers. On the final climb shortly before the finish, Alexis Guerin attacked before Lukas Meiler was able to break away from the peloton and finish third in the mountain classification.
Four Team Vorarlberg pros in the lead – Stüssi and Thalmann on eight and ten!
In the sprint of the first peloton with 45 riders there were four Vorarlbergers (Stüssi, Thalmann, Meiler, Guerin). Stüssi sprinted to eighth place. Thalmann just behind in tenth. Winner the Belgian Milan Menten (Bingoal Pauwels) ahead of van Dijke (NED/Jumbo-Visma).
Thomas Kofler – Team Manager: “If you watch Eurosport in the office and see what the guys deliver against the big World Tour and Pro Continental teams here, then you can be more than satisfied and also a little proud. They deserved to be in the top ten today. There could be more, because you saw this today when it goes into the climbs. So far, a great team performance by all seven riders!”
28/09 Stage 1 | Osijek – Varaždin (237k)
29/09 Stage 2 | Slunj – Otočac (187k)
30/09 Stage 3 | Primošten – Makarska(167k)
01/10 Stage 4 | Zadar – Crikvenica (197k)
02/10 Stage 5 | Rabac/Labin – Opatija (137.5k)
03/10 Stage 6 | Samobor – Zagreb (156.5k)
Squad: Maximilian Kuen, Lukas Meiler, Martin Meiler, Alexis Guerin, Felix Meo, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi;