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Press Releases | 13.06.2021

Maximilian Schachmann narrowly misses GC podium at the end of the Tour de Suisse

The Tour de Suisse ended with the queen stage, which took the riders on a 160 km long course around Andermatt. The route to the finish led over the Oberalp Pass (cat. 1), which had to be taken on right after the start. Subsequently, the Lukmanierpass (cat. 1) and ultimately the Gotthardpass (H.C.) had to be crested before the peloton raced downhill to the finish. After a hectic start, a nine-man group was able to break free on the second climb and was later joined by another six riders. The peloton, however, kept the advantage of the leaders in check and never let their gap grow to more than 2:30 minutes. Ahead of the climb to the Gotthard Pass, BORA - hansgrohe also moved to the front of the field and set the pace, while a little later, the leading group split on the cobblestone section of the final climb. At this point, the decimated field contained no more than 15 riders, including Maximilian Schachmann. Although he was dropped many times on the Gotthard Pass, he mobilised all his strength and was able to repeatedly bridge back. In the descent, he attempted to catch up to the leaders and almost succeeded. With G. Mäder taking the day's win, Maximilian ultimately crossed the finish line in 10th place, narrowly missing a podium finish by just four seconds. BORA - hansgrohe finishes the Tour de Suisse with a second place on the second stage and fourth place overall.

 

Results: Stage

01 G. Mäder               4:04:25

02 M. Woods                  +0:17

03 M. Cattaneo              +0:09

10. M. Schachmann      +0:21

 

Results: GC

01 R. Carapaz                24:44:01

02 R.Uran                          +0:17

03 J. Fuglsang                   +1:15

04 M. Schachmann          +1:19

 

From the Finish Line

"The stage was really tough, right from the start with that climb coming so soon. Of course, I rode hard and it was frustrating that I had to let go over the last metres. I fought hard, but I'm still a bit disappointed that I ultimately didn't make it onto the podium." - Maximilian Schachmann

"It's an incredible shame that we missed the podium by four seconds. The team and Max gave everything today and he received excellent support from the guys. He was slightly left behind on the last climb, but was able to bring down the gap again. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite sufficient, with him needing four more seconds to keep a place on the podium. It’s a pity, but that's the way it goes in sport and we'll be back on the attack again in the next race." - Steffen Radochla, Sports Director

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