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Team News | 10.10.2021

BORA – hansgrohe ends season at Paris-Tour outside the top 20

With Paris-Tour BORA – hansgrohe took on their last race of the 2021 season. Especially the finale was quite tough with seven climbs and nine gravel sectors. After the bunch fell apart into different groups in a crosswind section with about 70 km remaining, an early break was caught on one of the first gravel sectors. BORA – hansgrohe had with M. Bodnar and P. Gamper two riders at the front at that moment, but the situation changed. First, three riders attacked from that first group and as a result several riders tried to bridge across to the leaders. BORA – hansgrohe missed those moves and in the end, A. Demare took the win from a four-men breakaway while Patrick Gamper finished the race just behind the first chasing group. 

 

Results 

01       A. Demare              4:33:07 

02       F. Bonnamoure        + 0:00 

03       J. Stuyven               + 0:00

23       P. Gamper               +1:22

 

From the Finish Line 

"After the split Jordi came back with a small group and I tried to look after him. But with those gravel sectors the race was really chaotic, and I had to focus on myself. My radio didn’t work anymore, so I missed that Jordi punctured. Anyway, we haven’t been in the best situation at that moment. In the end I attacked with two kilometers to go from my group when everybody was looking to each other. I did what I could, but for sure we hoped for more today." – Patrick Gamper 

"To be honest, we didn’t have the power today to fight for the win. After the split in the crosswind section we had Bodi and Gampi in the first group, but worked in the second bunch for Jordi. The groups came back together, but from there on the race was full on on the gravel sectors. With 20km remaining we had Gampi in the third group and Jordi just a little further back, but he punctured then and there was no chance to come back anymore. Actually, even at that point we didn’t fight for the win anymore. Gampi attacked from his group in the finale to cross the line in 23rd place, we didn’t have the legs to do better today." – Steffen Radochla, Sports Director

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