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Press Releases | 01.07.2022

BORA – hansgrohe limits time loss in wet opening TT at Tour de France

Today’s start of the Tour de France 2022 in Copenhagen was quite tricky. A 13-kilometer-long ITT in the city center was even more difficult because of wet conditions. Aleksandre Vlasov was one of the early starters today. Like all of the BORA – hansgrohe riders he didn’t take any risk in the corners and just tried to limit his losses. With a time of 15:49 Vlasov finished just outside the top 20 in the end, around 30 seconds behind Y. Lampaert who takes the first Yellow Jersey. Lennard Kämna was BORA – hansgrohe’s best placed rider in the end, with a time of 15:43 he finished 19th. 

 

Results 

01       Y. Lampaert                       15:17

02       W. Van Aert                        + 0:05

03       T. Pogacar                          + 0:07

19       L. Kämna                           + 0:25

21       A. Vlasov                           + 0:31

 

From the finish line

“I started not too fast and took no risk in the corners. After some kilometers I was able to push a little more as I felt more comfortable on the bike. On the flat parts my legs felt quite good, not perfect, but good and I am optimistic for the upcoming days. I think it was not my best TT, but it was a solid one.” – Lennard Kämna

“It is just the first stage, and we have a long race ahead of us, so I didn’t want to take any risk. On the straights I was able to push a big gear and actually felt really good. Compared to the other GC favorites my time is ok. So, we can be happy with the day.” – Aleksandre Vlasov

“Well, I think it was a good day. Of course, we could have gone faster, but there would have been also the risk to crash and lose everything. Therefore, we did choose a conservative approach today. We didn’t lose too much time and are in a good position with Lenni, Aleks, Max and Patrick. Now there are some tricky road stages ahead of us and after that we will see where we are.” – Rolf Aldag, sports director

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