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Team News | 05.08.2022

Fifth place for Patrick Gamper after a day in the break at Vuelta a Burgos

It took a while before 14 riders managed to get clear from the bunch today. For BORA – hansgrohe Patrick Gamper was part of the leading group and with three minutes in hands and 50km remaining the group started to believe there is a chance to make it to the line. With 30km to go the peloton stopped chasing and at the front the break did split up. Patrick managed to jump across to the first group and also tried to attack on the last kilometers. But his attempts haven’t been successful, and in the sprint, he took 5th place in the end. As there have been no time gaps in the bunch, the overall standings remain unchanged. 

 

Results 

01       M. Govekar                       3:36:18

02       V. Retailleau                      + 0:00

03       O. Goldstein                      + 0:00

05       P. Gamper                        + 0:04

 

From the finish line

“Our plan was to go for Martin today and I should only watch to don’t miss any big group. After some kilometers there was a big move of 14 riders, and I was in. More or less all big teams were in there, except EF, and it was good to be up there in the front for us. Already with 70km remaining some riders stopped working as De la Cruz was dangerous in the GC. From there on there have been a lot of attacks and the group did split when I was at the team car, which was unlucky. But I felt good and managed to bridge across alone. Of course, that move did cost a lot of energy. I tried it several times on the last 5km but haven’t been successful. In the sprint I lost momentum when I was pushed to the right side while the others launched their sprint on the left. To be honest I have some mixed feelings right now. I felt good and know one day I can benefit from such an opportunity, but today I missed out with a little mistake in the sprint.” – Patrick Gamper

“We wanted to give Martin a chance in the sprint today. But it was good to have then Gampi in that group. After all his work for the team this season he also deserved that opportunity today. He hasn’t been too often in such a situation in his young career, and I think he missed some experience in the end. Nevertheless, he rode a strong race, and the fifth place is a good result. In the GC there have been no changes so everybody is already looking forward to the big showdown tomorrow. I think the top three should be within our reach.” – Jens Zemke, Sports Director

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