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Team News | 05.07.2022

Back-to-back overall win for Giovanni Aleotti at the Sibiu Cycling Tour, Cian Uijtdebroeks takes 3rd

The final day at the Sibiu Cycling Tour was split in two half stages: a 12km uphill time trial in the morning followed by a 98km road race in the afternoon. With a brilliant performance that gave him the time trial stage win, defending champion Giovanni Aleotti extended his lead in the GC ahead of the second and final stretch of the day. In the afternoon BORA - hansgrohe controlled the road race to bring home Aleotti’s second overall win at the Sibiu Cycling Tour. Cian Uijtdebroeks was able to defend his lead in the young rider classification and take a very strong third overall, the first ever pro podium for the young Belgian.

 

Results

Stage 3a

01. G. Aleotti 4:41:56

02. H. Vanhoucke +0:02

03. C. Uijtdebroeks +0:07 

 

Stage 3b

01. S. Gandin 2:13:29

02. M. Kukrle +0:00

03. L. Meiler +0:03

23. G. Aleotti +0:35

 

General Classification

01. G. Aleotti 12:38:22

02. H. Vanhoucke +0:25

03. C. Uijtdebroeks +0:30

 

From the Finish Line

“This morning, everything worked out very well in the TT. In the afternoon, we tried to control the race and bring it home safe and sound. I’m super happy with this back-to-back win here, and after a tough first half of the season it feels really good to be in shape now. It's been a great race with good sensations, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season. I really want to thank my team mates here for their efforts and the great work.“ Giovanni Aleotti

 

“To be heading home with my very first podium in a pro race as well as the jersey for the best young rider feels pretty good! It’s still my first year with the pros, but I think I've been able to make some important steps. There’s still a lot to learn, however, I feel like I’m on a good path.“ Cian Uijtdebroeks

 

“Thanks to our coaches, the guys had a pacing plan for the TT and thanks to our riders, we executed the plan in a perfect way. We were able to control the final road stage but would have ideally opted for a bunch sprint with Martin Laas. Unfortunately, the other teams didn’t really want to chase and so the breakaway made it to the line. Overall, it was a very good race for us. Giovanni proved that he's in good shape and also that his win last year didn’t happen by accident. For Cian, it’s his very first pro podium and an important step in his career.“ Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director

 

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