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Team News | 07.08.2022

Frederik Wandahl takes 8th on the final stage of Sazka Tour

The last stage of the four-day long Sazka Tour in Czech covered a distance of 179km, took the peloton from Šumperk to Šternberk and was characterised by constant ups and downs. Ide Schelling was part of an early breakaway that fell apart as they reached the tough and punchy final circuit in the town of Šternberk. After four laps on the finishing circuit, it was A. Guérin who claimed a solo win. By taking 8th, Frederik Wandahl finished the final stage inside the top-10. L. Rota sealed the overall win of the race while Ben Zwiehoff was BORA - hansgrohe’s best placed rider in 14th. 

 

Results

01. A. Guérin 4:28:45

02. M. Kukrle +0:04

03. L Rota +0:28

08. F. Wandahl +0:28

 

General Classification

01. L. Rota 17:34:43 

02. A. Charmig +0:06

03. K. Colleoni +0:08

14. B. Zwiehoff +1:55

 

 

From the Finish Line

 

“It was a pretty tough stage but I felt really good on those short, punchy climbs. With 500m to go I launched my attack but was ultimately brought back with around 100m to go. Maybe I should have waited a bit, but I’m still happy with how the race went today. I struggled slightly with the long climbs over the past few days but the short and sharp climb we had today really suited me. In general I think it was a good week for me leading up to my next race, which will be the European Championships in Munich.“ Frederik Wandahl

 

“With countless climbs all day and four laps of a tough finishing circuit that included a steep ramp on cobbles, it was a very hard stage to conclude the Sazka Tour. Ide Schelling spent a long day in the breakaway and proved he’s on his way back to shape after a long period without races. With 8th for Frederik Wandahl and Jonas Koch, Ben Zwiehoff and Florian Lipowitz in 14th, 15th and 20th, the boys put in a solid performance. I’m happy with how our riders rode today, and also over the past three days. Ben Zwiehoff, our leader for the race, came back from a break as well and was not yet in the requisite shape to stay in contention on the two mountain finishes, so the GC result doesn’t quite show his performance here. We’re leaving the Sazka Tour with confidence for the next races.“ Torsten Schmidt, Sports Director

 

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