What a finale at the Tour Alsace in France! Roland Thalmann third overall in the Tour and winner of the mountain classification – Team Vorarlberg takes the team classification!

What a result for Team Vorarlberg at the 18th Int. Tour Alsace UCI 2.2 in France! Roland Thalmann third in the overall classification – winner of the mountain classification – winner of the team classification


Short and sweet! It was a borderline brilliant performance of the whole team of Team Vorarlberg at the Tour Alsace – also at the final stage. The UCI Pro Teams, as well as the selection of the best European Continental Teams had to fight hard against the pros from Vorarlberg.


On the last stage from Mulhouse to Berrwiller over 158 kilometers it was Lukas Rüegg who kept the competition busy today. He was placed together with his three escape colleagues only just before the finish, but fixed classification points and thus secured the team the mountain classification jersey of Roland Thalmann. The victory today was left to the Briton Samuel Watson (Groupama-FDJ Devo).


BUT the balance at this prestigious tour is great. One stage victory. Yellow jersey. Third place in the overall classification. Winner of the mountain classification. Winner of the team classification!


Werner Salmen – Sporting Director: “It all worked out. Roland Thalmann shone twice today from the podium in the final classification thanks to his teammates. But this whole team was now allowed to be celebrated by the great audience as the best team of the tour. Vorarlberg is now known in Alsace, almost like the Alsace baker in Bavaria – a chapeau with a smile!!!


Stage overview:

27.07. Team time trial Sausheim (4,3 Km)

28.07. Europa Park Rust – Scherwiller (156,9 km)

29.07. Vesoul – La Planche des Belles Filles (144,1 km)

30.07. Kembs – Altkirch (169,5 km)

31.07. Mulhouse – Berrwiller (158.2 km)


Squad: Riccardo Zoidl, Lukas Meiler, Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Lukas Rüegg, Alexis Guerin;

Result: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2022/stage-5

Race information: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-alsace/2022/overview

Organizer: https://www.touralsace.fr/


Break? No way! On to the next highlight “Sazka Tour UCI 2.1” in the Czech Republic!

From next Wednesday to Sunday the next top tour is waiting for Zoidl and Co. in the Czech Republic. The Sazka Tour is packed with World Tour teams (BORA-hansgrohe, Uno-X, Bike-Exchange) and numerous UCI Pro teams. We will take the momentum with us and report as usual!


Info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/czech-cycling-tour/2022/gc/overview