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Press Releases | 26.01.2022

Emanuel Buchmann and Ben Zwiehoff ride into the top 10 at Trofeo Calvia

BORA-hansgrohe officially kicked off its 2022 season with the Mallorca Challenge. The race series of five one-day events commenced with a relatively short parcours of 154.7km, but with its constant ups and downs, the race had it all. The team from Raubling was active, with Cian Uijtdebroeks in a short-lived breakaway and Emanuel Buchmann as well as Ben Zwiehoff in the chasing group of the day behind soloist B. McNulty. After the U.S. rider eventually went on to take the win in Palmanova, the chase group was left to battle it out for the remaining podium places, with Emanuel and Ben finishing 9th and 10th respectively.

 

Results

01 B. McNulty           3:57:37

02 J. Suter                      +1:17

03 V. Albanese               +0:00

09 E. Buchmann            +0:00

10 B. Zwiehoff               +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

"The first race of the season is over now and I'm happy with how it went. The legs felt good and the team did a great job. We were in a nine-man group in the end with me and Ben, where we rode actively, but we didn't have a chance in the sprint. However, it was a good test for the legs and we're pretty happy with the day." - Emanuel Buchmann

"After a long winter break, the Trofeo Calvia was our first race of the season. We also welcomed two rookies, Cian Uijtdebroeks and Luis-Joe Lührs, who made their debut in pro racing today, and both came through with strong performances. Behind McNulty, Ben and Emanuel tried to make the chasing group even smaller and ride onto the podium, which they ultimately were unable to do. From that nine-man group there was a sprint for second place and that's where we ended up with two riders in the top 10. So it was a good start. We rode an offensive race and one can see that the guys have come out of the winter well." - Jens Zemke, Sports Director

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