With big results in the end of Season Sprint! Team Vorarlberg in top line-up to the Tour of Istanbul UCI 2.2!

Team Vorarlberg with more successes into the season finale to the Tour of Istanbul UCI 2.2!

Knolle wins in Dortmund – Vermeulen third at Gravel National Championships – Rüegg with strong European Championship race in the Netherlands!


And again a successful Sunday for Team Vorarlberg! Jon Knolle wins in superior manner the 49th championship in Dortmund. He wins the Criterium, and in the same manner takes the Grand Prix of Dortmund in the Derny race.










Moran Vermeulen finishes third behind Felix Ritzinger and Alban Lakata in the inaugural Gravel Championships in Austria at Steinfeld and picks up his next success. “I didn’t feel really good today. All the more I am happy to win this bronze medal!” said Moran after the race.








Lukas Rüegg, in the colors of the Swiss national team, showed a strong performance in the elite race at the European Championships in Assen yesterday. In the 199-kilometer race, he showed a long presence, worked a lot and finished the race in 84th place. New European champion the Frenchman Christophe Laporte, ahead of the Belgian super star Wout van Art.


Istanbul should be a good place for the season final

The Tour of Istanbul concludes the outstanding 2023 season for the professionals of Team Vorarlberg. The „squadra“ travels to the Bosphorus in its best lineup. The organizer of the first UCI 2.2 Tour over four days, issued the invitation to the team also because of the tour victory in Portugal.

The first three stages will be ridden slightly outside Istanbul. The last stage will then take place in the city of 15 million. A guaranteed impressive finish.


With Colin Stüssi, Lukas Meiler, Moran Vermeulen, Dominik Amann, Jon Knolle, Lukas Rüegg and Pirmin Benz, Sports Director Werner Salmen is once again asking a strong team to the starting line – with the mission to once again throw everything into the scales. Good luck guys!


Stage overview:

28.09. Stage 1 Amavutköv – Amavutköv 176.7 km

29.09. Stage 2 Sile – Sile 134,9 Km

30.09. Stage 3 Beykoz – Beykoz 132 Km

01.10. Stage 4 Sultanhamet – Sultanhamet 92,9 Km


Race info: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-istanbul/2023

Organizer: https://www.tourofistanbul.com.tr/