Colin Stüssi puts himself in position with ninth place on the second stage of the Tour of Austria – Alexander Konychev and Dominik Amann have bad luck with crashes

Colin Stüssi takes ninth place on the second stage of the Tour of Austria UCI 2.1 – Alexander Konychev and Dominik Amann have bad luck with crashes

After today, many drivers have to nurse their wounds. Unfortunately, this also affected Alexander Konychev, who had to go down twice, and Dominik Amann. Colin Stüssi finished a super strong ninth on today’s second stage from Maria Taferl to Steyr over 184.5 kilometers as the best Continental rider. This puts him in position for the overall standings, as many of his rivals lost time in the hectic finale.

Mass crash and race interruption after just a few kilometers

The Lower Austrian idyll was over after just ten kilometers. A serious mass crash prevented the peloton from continuing as all the emergency services had to attend to the injured. The two Team Vorarlberg professionals Alexander Konychev and Dominik Amann are also affected. Fortunately, only material was broken. They were able to continue the race after a long neutral phase.

Stüssi sprints to ninth place in Steyr after a strong team performance – Konychev has to go down again

On the final lap over the Porscheberg, Colin Stüssi holds his own among the best and finishes ninth in the sprint of twenty top riders. He was driven perfectly up the mountain by his team colleagues. Today’s winner from Team INEOS-Grenadiers Brandon Smith Oliveira. Second Martin Marcellusi (ITA / Bardiani CSF), third the Belgian Xandro Meurisse (Alpecin-Deceuninck). Jannis Peter and Lukas Rüegg follow in the second smaller group.

Alexander Konychev had to take a lot of punishment today. The smart Italian had to go down again in the final and had to be treated. But will be able to continue racing.

Colin Stüssi is now 13th overall, just a few seconds behind today’s stage winner.

Friday, an intensive working day!

Tomorrow the first difficult stage with many meters of altitude from WM Schladming over 153 kilometers to St. Johann Alpendorf. A first showdown of the overall drivers is expected!


Info Tour of Austria

Stages 73rd Tour of Austria:

02.07. Prologue St. Pölten (3 km)

03.07. Bad Tatzmannsdorf – Bad Tatzmannsdorf (177.9 km)

04.07. Maria Taferl – Steyr (184.5 km)

05.07. Schladming – St. Johann / Alpendorf (153.1 km)

06.07. St. Johann / Alpendorf – Kals (151.7 km)

07.07. Kufstein – Kühtai (143.8 km)

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

Press Service Team Vorarlberg