Bad luck for Lukas Meiler

21 april 2024 –

Bad luck for Lukas Meiler after a strong Team Vorarlberg performance at the 86th Giro della Romagna UCI 1.1

Finally another top-class race in Italy. After 2011, the Giro della Romagna is being held again this Sunday. The 193-kilometer race from Lugo to Castrocara Terme e Terra del Sole served as a fine-tuning for some teams for the upcoming Giro de Italia.

On the approach to the difficult final laps, Lukas Rüegg, recently involved in the Track World Cup, was able to successfully break away from the field with seven rivals. Rüegg went on to score points on the climbs, but the group was caught by UAE Team Emirates’ pace work 40 kilometers before the finish.

UAE Team Emirates wins – Lukas Meiler finishes on foot instead of in the top ten

In the final elimination race, the Portuguese U23 vice world champion from the previous year Antonio Morgado (UAE Team Emirates) won from a small group. Second was Joan Bou (SPA / Euskatel-Euskadi), third was Mattia Bais (ITA / Polti-Kometa). Lukas Meiler was able to attack again in the final. In the sprint for sixth place, then the dilemma. 200 meters before the finish, Meiler and the chasers had to avoid a camera motorcycle.

The German captain crashed at high speed and dragged himself across the finish line on foot. He complained of pain in his shoulder area. Unfortunately, the next stop was the hospital for an X-ray. The team hopes for the best for the man from Oberammergau (Germany).



Line-up Team Vorarlberg: Dominik Amann, Kilian Feurstein, Jannis Peter, Lukas Meiler, Lukas Rüegg, Pirmin Benz, Alexander Konychev;

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