Weakened Team Vorarlberg satisfied with seventh place Jannis Peter

Weakened Team Vorarlberg satisfied with seventh place Jannis Peter

1 mei 2024 –

13th GP Vorarlberg UCI 1.2 p/b Radhaus Rankweil:  Weakened Team Vorarlberg satisfied with seventh place Jannis Peter

The GP Vorarlberg powered by Radhaus Rankweil was the third race of the Austrian Cycling League on the program today. The attractive route ensured high tension with a tough finale. The strong field of 152 professional cyclists from 20 nations at Austria’s biggest one-day race, which was awarded UCI category 1.2, put on a very exciting race over 163.1 kilometers and 2,392 vertical meters.

The race, which started and finished in Nenzing, picked up speed early on, but the peloton did not allow any groups to break away in the early stages. A preliminary decision for the rest of the race was made in the sixth of the long laps via Röns and Frastanz. A 52-strong group was able to break away, with only Jannis Peter, Lukas Rüegg and Alexander Konychev from Team Vorarlberg making it into the leading group, which otherwise included almost all the favorites. Colin Stüssi was suffering from the after-effects of bronchitis and was already a minute behind by the sixth finish, as was Lukas Meiler, who was suffering from the consequences of a crash. Shortly afterwards, a six-man lead group with top riders such as Kristian Sbaragli (Corratec) and Hermann Pernsteiner (Felt-Felbermayr) broke away from the front, but the sextet was unable to gain more than 40 seconds.

The showdown followed with three short laps to Alpencamping Nenzing, in the second lap another group led by Team Vorarlberg pro Peter caught up with the leaders. Despite several attacks, there were still nine front runners including Peter at the end. A final sprint from Beschling to Nenzing had to decide the outcome. In this, the Slovenian Jaka Primozic (Hrinkow) had a bike length advantage over last year’s winner Michael Boros (Elkov-Kasper). The best Austrian, Martin Messner (WSA-Graz), came third. Peter finished seventh in the end. “In a home race you hope for at least a podium,” said the 23-year-old German at the finish, “there were only three of us left before the small laps. Then we made the best of it. Except for the last climb, I felt good on the mountain and was always able to keep up, but the last lap was tough. The sprint isn’t my favorite discipline, so it was okay.”

Resultat: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/gp-vorarlberg/2024/result
Homepage Event: https://www.proevent-cycling.at/gp-vorarlberg/

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

Next race: 73. Fleche du Sud (LUX) 8. – 12.05.


(Copyright Photos Team Vorarlberg @Source)