BORA-hansgrohe misses top result on Tour de Hongrie’s queen stage
On day 4 of the Tour de Hongrie with 202 kilometers and over 3200 meters of climbing it was a day for the climbers. While the first 100 kilometers of the stage led over mostly flat terrain, the second half was characterized with a climb of the second category in the middle of the race and the final ascent of over 15 kilometers in length. After the first sprint classification of the day, a four-man leading group could form, which dominated the race for large parts. About 30 kilometers from the finish, Patrick Gamper attacked from the peloton to gain a tactical advantage for the final. However, Gamper was not able to break away decisively and was pulled back from the peloton at the foot of the final climb. Frederik Wandahl was there to keep up with the best of the day up to two kilometers from the finish and reached the finish with 1: 22min behind and out of the top ten. On tomorrows last stage with 92 kilometers on a circuit in Budapest the teams are looking to have a final sprint.
02 B.Hermans +0:09
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From the Finish Line
“We tried to get a result with Frederik today. In order to be able to support him better, Patrick took the initiative a few kilometers before the mountain and hoped that one or the other rider would join. It was difficult for him on his own, however, so we went all together into the final climb and tried to get Frederik into position. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite enough for him in the end and he finished in 20th position. The rest of the team has spared itself for tomorrow's stage, where we hope again for a chance in the sprint.”- Steffen Radochla, Sports Director
“For sure it was long day for all of us today. I gave everything I had in the final climb, but the pace was super high and as the attacks started, I just couldn’t really respond. Of course it’s not the top result we hoped for but I am still happy with my performance on such a hard and long day. Now we want to focus again for tomorrow and go for the sprint.”- Frederik Wandahl