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Team News | 03.07.2022

Sibiu Cycling Tour: Aleotti’s late attack remains unrewarded

The first and longest stage of the Sibiu Cycling Tour in Romania covered a total distance of 206.9km and took the riders from the town of Brezoi to Sibiu. An initial hilly section was followed by a fast and mostly flat stretch towards the finish. The early breakaway was brought back 20km from the line. With the peloton being split into several groups in the hectic finale, BORA - hansgrohe’s man for the bunch sprint, Martin Laas, lost contact with the decisive group. With a late attack, Giovanni Aleotti tried to escape the bunch but was brought back with only 500m remaining. F. Fiorelli took the stage win, Luis-Joe Lührs finished in 14th and moved up to 7th in the GC. 

 

Result

01. F. Fiorelli 5:12:54

02. N. D. Valle +0:00

03. A. Piccolo +0:00

14. L. Lührs +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

"Our main objective today was to support Martin Laas in the sprint. As the peloton had become split into groups before the finish and Martin wasn’t there anymore, I decided to give it a try and attacked with another rider. We came close, but in the end it wasn’t enough. I’m feeling good, we have a strong team here and I’m looking forward to the next few days.“  Giovanni Aleotti

 

"It was a long and pretty hard day here at the Sibiu Tour. Our goal was to make it over the climbs with Martin Laas and focus on a bunch sprint with him. He was dropped on the last big climb but made it back to the peloton before ultimately being dropped again at seven kilometres from the finish. With a brave attack two kilometres from home, Giovanni Aleotti tried to go for the stage win but it wasn’t quite enough. A long mountain finish is on the menu for tomorrow, which will be an important day for the GC.“ Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director

 

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