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Press Releases | 22.02.2021

Buchmann and Konrad show solid performances at UAE Tour time trial

Today’s second stage of the UAE Tour took the riders around Al Hudayriat on a 13-kilometer-long ITT course. It was a race against the clock for pure specialists as the parkours was totally flat. For BORA – hansgrohe both, Emanuel Buchmann and Patrick Konrad, tried to improve their GC ranks after the missed echelon in crosswinds yesterday. Stefan Bissegger was the one to set a first benchmark of the day with a time of 14:10. Buchmann and Konrad both showed solid performances and clocked at 14:49 and 14:53. In the end Buchmann took 26th place and Konrad 29th, while F. Ganna took another impressive TT win.



01 F. Ganna                         13:56

02 S. Bissegger                   +0:14

03 M. Bjerg                         +0:21


26 E. Buchmann                 +0:53

29 P. Konrad                       +0:57


From the Finish Line  

"I can be happy with my result today. The course was totally flat and for pure specialists, that’s nothing I like. Still, I think my performance was quite good. I only lost 53 seconds to Ganna and also gained some seconds against some GC riders. Tomorrow we hit the mountains, that will suit me a lot better and I can be confident as my legs feel quite good." – Emanuel Buchmann 

"We are happy today. Patrick started a little too fast maybe, therefore he lost some seconds on the second part. Emu managed his pace very well and achieved the optimum, I think. To lose only 53 seconds on 13 km to the best time trialist at the moment is really good for a climber. He also gained some seconds to guys like Yates, Poels or Nibali. So, the performance today makes me look confident into tomorrow’s stage. Then we have the first summit finish, and we’ll see where we really are at the moment." – Enrico Poitschke, Sports Director

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