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Press Releases | 03.07.2022

BORA – hansgrohe full on track after Grand Départ in Denmark

Also the third stage of the Tour de France was less hectic than expected as the wind didn’t have much influence on the race. M. Cort was the only breakaway rider of the day and only the last 30km one could feel the tension in the bunch again. With about seven kilometers to go there was again a crash, and this time some riders lost crucial seconds in the hunt for the GC. BORA – hansgrohe did an exceptional job again with especially Nils Politt and Marco Haller escorting Aleksandr Vlasov through the day. Also Danny Van Poppel had another good day and secured again a top ten finish in the bunch sprint in the end. 

 

Results 

01       D. Groenewegen             4:11:33

02       W. Van Aert                       + 0:00

03       J. Philipsen                        + 0:00

10       D. Van Poppel                  + 0:00

 

From the finish line

“I had to break slightly in the last corner and lost momentum there. I still found a good wheel again but was already a little too far back and also had to accelerate early. Still, it’s another top ten result and I am happy. Also, the team did a great job again protecting Aleks and that is always priority number one here for us.” – Danny Van Poppel

“In general Denmark was amazing. All those people on the road, I think sometimes it was even difficult to focus on racing. I think we are absolutely on track. Our goal was to stay within 30 seconds to the other GC favorites and avoid any major setback. That worked out really well. I think the roads, road furniture etc. was not as dramatic as some people thought, also the wind was not strong enough to try something crazy. Still some contenders already lost some time and that’s why it is so important to invest in those early stages which we did especially with Nils and Marco who did an amazing job.” – Rolf Aldag, sports director

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